Module Identifier TF10320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Gary J Emmins  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Co-Requisite TF10210 , TF10410 , FT10210 , FT10410  
Mutually Exclusive  
Course delivery Lecture   8 Hours  
  Other   9 Hours Workshops  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at
Semester Assessment Critical Awareness 2 pieces of critical appraisal: 1 by 14 January, 2 by 19 May20%
Semester Assessment Practical Exercise: Contribution to final video product40%

Learning outcomes

Typically, upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

employ analytical, reflective and discursive skills in the collaborative selection and ongoing development of short video production projects;
realise the production of short video projects, to a specified schedule, by adopting ar rigorous approach to the acquisition of specialised technical and organisational production knowledge and skills;
apply this knowledge and these skills across a range of varied and specific production contexts;
demonstrate proficiency across a broad base of production skills sufficient for them to be able to progress with confidence to the level 2 video production module.


Lecture topics include:

Introduction to the production process
Notes and Treatments
Story structure
Visual styles
Sound, effects and narrative voice-over

Workshop topics include:

Basic camera work and editing
Non-linear digital editing
Recording and viewing rushes
Recording and editing the commentary

The module requires students to undertake approximately 27 hours of shooting work and 14 hours of editing work.


for students with little or no previous production experience;
to develop effective production skills;
for students with some production experience;
to consolidate effective industrial production skills and practises and self-reflective skills.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Watts, Harris (1992) Directing on Camera: A checklist of video and film technique Aavo


This module is at CQFW Level 4