Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
FM30540
Module Title
Film Production Project
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Pre-Requisite
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Individual project pitch  15 Minutes  10%
Semester Assessment Written production pack  A written production pack ( of budget, schedule, and post production Schedule)  20%
Semester Assessment Critical reflection  A critical reflection on screening evidencing critical engagement with product post-production. 30 Minutes.  40%
Semester Assessment Individual supporting production portfolio  3,000 words  30%
Supplementary Assessment Individual project pitch  15 Minutes  10%
Supplementary Assessment Written production pack  A written production pack ( of budget, schedule, and post production Schedule)  20%
Supplementary Assessment Critical reflection  A critical reflection on screening evidencing critical engagement with product post-production. 30 Minutes.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Individual supporting production portfolio  3,000 words  30%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically review and concisely present research ideas within a short presentation format

Comprehensively understand how to develop, from an extensive range of research sources, a workable film project idea for production

Critically evaluate conceptual contributions to a scripted idea during script development; paying close attention to specific role contributions

Demonstrate an understanding of the specific elements of the film project in the production process and work within a predefined financial budget

Work professionally with a specific production role adhering to a pre-prepared schedule plan

Demonstrate mastery of technical skills within a chosen specialized area of production

Brief description

This advanced production module will build on the experiences and skills gained during the second Year Production Module. Students will have the opportunity to put into practice their specialist skills studied in year two and produce a 15 minute graduation film. Students will apply their knowledge in their chosen area studied in year 2. They will be expected to form production teams to produce and shoot a film and by the end of the second semester all students will have contributed to a 15 minute graduation film. The first part of the module will be seminar/Tutorial lead with production teams working to develop their script, pitching their idea and working on the pre-production of their project. The second half of the module will be dedicated to shooting and post producing the 15 minute film. This will be monitored via a weekly session for each production team. The design, delivery and realization of a 15 minute graduate film will be the main focus of learning in this module. Learning will be experiential and based on development in and through practice.

Content

The course will cover the following but emphasis is now on the practical realization of the theoretical principles delivered in year one and the specialization principals delivered in year 2:

Semester 1
Weeks 1 – 5
Development Week 1 2 hours ideas & script prep session
Week 2 Self-directed learning and development
of idea
Week 3 Self-directed learning and development
of idea and script
Week 4 2 hrs session development of script and
Idea
Week 5 2 hrs pitch and project selection

Weeks 6 – 10
Scheduling 2 x 2 hours
Budgeting 2 x 2 hours
Pre-production 2 x 2 hours

Semester 2

Project Work
Session 1 Basic requirements for project (2 hours)
Weekly Sessions: 1 hr per production team x 8 weeks covering:
Production
Post Production
Delivery 1 x 2 hour session for entire cohort
The design, delivery and realization of a 15 minute film will be the main focus of learning in this module and whilst there will be emphasis on the thematic areas listed above, much learning will be experiential and based on development in and through practice.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Use of the professional software packages will develop the ability to interpret statistical and mathematical information.
Communication Managing the filmmaking process is all about communication. Effective communications skills - oral, written and visual, will be developed throughout the module.
Improving own Learning and Performance Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module which will help students to improve their own learning and performance .
Information Technology Specialized Professional software is used and students skills will be developed through the module. They will prepare and input data, manage systems and interpret information.
Personal Development and Career planning The module emphasizes production work in professionally defined roles, it establishes on a basic level the professional procedures in production.
Problem solving Filmmaking is a continuous process of problem-solving. Students are tested on this individually and as part of a team - Assessed
Research skills Students undertake research as part of the seminar program and will be assessed on their ability to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use their knowledge to apply to the issues that arise.
Subject Specific Skills Film Production skills will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Seminar work will be divided into groups to resolve production issues based on ‘real life’ incidents. These groups will be required to work effectively as a team to deliver the group based exercises.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6