Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
FM20020
Module Title
Film Production Project
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Pitch  (15 minutes) Individual pitch, focusing on a 10 minute script, together with a written production pack (of budget, schedule and post-schedule details)  30%
Semester Assessment Critique screening  (20 minutes) Critique screening of students' film and presentation.  40%
Semester Assessment Production portfolio  (2,000 words) Individual supporting production portfolio  30%
Supplementary Assessment Pitch  (15 minutes) Individual pitch, focusing on a 10 minute script, together with a written production pack (of budget, schedule and post-schedule details)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Critique screening  (20 minutes) Critique screening of students' film and presentation.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Production portfolio  (2,000 words) Individual supporting production portfolio  30%

Learning Outcomes

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

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

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

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

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

5. Work professionally in a specific production (Cinematography, Sound, Writing, Editing, Directing, producing role) adhering to a pre-prepared schedule plan.

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

Brief description

This is the first of three practical production modules. Students will work on their production skills and produce 1 x 10 minute short film. Students will apply their knowledge in their chosen area (Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Sound Recording and editing). Students will form production teams to produce and shoot the film and by the end of the semester all students will have contributed to a 10 minute short film. The first part of the module will be seminar lead with production teams working to develop their script and working on the pre-production of their project. The second half of the module will be dedicated to shooting and post producting the 10 minute film.

Content

The course will cover the following but the emphasis is now on the practical realization of the theoretical principles delivered in semester 1:

Weeks 1 – 2
Development Week 1; 2 hrs ideas & script prep session; Self directed learning and development of idea
Week 2 – 2 hrs ideas & script prep session; Self-directed learning and development of idea and script; 2 hrs pitch and project selection
Week 3 Scheduling ; 2 x 2hrs Workshops
Week 4 Budgeting; 2 x 2hrs Workshops
Week 5 Pre production; 2 x 2 hrs Workshops
Weeks 6-10 – Shooting and editing the film. The students will be expected to shoot, post produce and deliver their films during this period. Each team will also be expected to attend a weekly session of 2 hours to discuss their shoot.
Week 6: 2 hour seminar - Production
Week 7: 2 hour seminar – Production
Week 8: 2 hour seminar – Post production
Week 9: 2 hour seminar - Delivery
Week 10: Completion of the film and delivery. The design, delivery and realization of a 10 minute film by groups of students will be the main focus of learning in this module and whilst there will be emphasis on the thematic areas listed above.

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 Film making is a continuous process of problem-solving. Students are tested on this individually and as part of a team.
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 5