Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Introduction to Post Production
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 1 Hour Lectures
Workshop 10 x 2 Hour Workshops


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Group or individual oral presentation in response  to set task (30 minutes)  60%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Post production schedule  40%
Supplementary Assessment Individual oral presentation in response to set task  (30 minutes)  60%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Post production schedule  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the post production workflow and the roles and responsibilities of those involved.

2. Develop an understanding of the legal requirements for completing and delivering a film.

3. Demonstrate good team skills whilst working as a team.

4. Demonstrate how post production can change the intention of the movie.

5. Demonstrate dexterity and technical understanding in the use of post production procedures and software.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of professional practice and the logistical pressures of post production in terms of time management, organization, resources.

Brief description

The post-production phase of a film usually takes longer than the actual shooting, and can take several months to complete because it includes the editing, the grade, visual effects and the addition of music and sound. During post-production it is possible to change the course and intention of the film. The course will provide an overview of all the processes of post production and we will see how a film can change direction and how the atmosphere of a film can be heavily influenced by the use of sound design and music during post production.


Course Delivery:

10 x 1 hour Lectures
10 x 2 hour Seminar/Workshops

The course content will focus on the following:

The role of the post supervisor and managing the process

Introduction to editing on the Avid

Color correction and grading

Sound design

Editing techniques


Music in Film

The use of VFX and Green Screen

The Pre Mix and the Dub

Completion, physical and legal delivery

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Use of editing package and sound package involves application of number skills.
Communication Students will be expected to present their work to group sessions and be able to precisely articulate their own creative intentions.
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 will be 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 post production work in professionally defined roles. It establishes on a basic level the professional procedures in post production.
Problem solving Filmmaking 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/workshop 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 Post Production skills will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Students will contribute to the planning of group activities and will be expected to play an active part in group activities. Students will be expected to evaluate group activities as well as their own contribution. Real life incidents will be reviewed and students will be required to work as groups to offer effective resolutions.


This module is at CQFW Level 4