|| TF31020 |
|| ADVANCED FACTUAL PRODUCTION |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Ms Janet Jones |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| TF10320 , TF21820 Desirable but not essential for joint honours students, TF21520 , TF31420 |
|| TF20420 Is strongly recommended.
Incompatibilites: TF32230 |
| Course delivery
|| Other || Intensive workshop including approx. 20 contact hours |
|| Other || Students work in pairs. Each pair receives 4 tutorials lasting 45 minutes |
|| Other || 4 hour screening |
|| Other || 2 weeks with cameras and 2 weeks with the edit suite for self directed work |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Short video produced during the intensive workshop week ||15%|
|Semester Assessment|| Scripting ||15%|
|Semester Assessment|| Final Video and crewing contribution ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Individual written two page self assessment For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic directing styles for factual film making by reproducing these on video.
Experiment with alternative directing styles/graphic approaches
Present, in written and oral form, the structure, story and (where appropriate) arguments on which the final (12-15 minute) film will be based
Select and order material to maximize story telling and engage with concepts such as highlighting debate or tension within the film.
Be able to edit three or more sound sources to create a final sound mix.
Demonstrate an understanding of the use of visual effects and split visual editing.
Work effectively within a team environment.
Evaluate his/her own work constructively with a view to improving the outcome next time.
To provide students with a grounding in the editorial and technical skills required to produce of a 10-15 minute documentary/factually-based programme for broadcast.
To provide an opportunity to translate the portfolio work delivered in TF31420 (Production Research-Factual) into a finished film. (Where appropriate).
To introduce students to standard broadcast industry methods and expectations in order to prepare them for entry level positions within a factual televison environment.
Through intensive practical work, this module will aim to provide students with advanced editorial and practical skills required in the production of a broadcast quality television factual programme.
** Recommended Background
Student manual containing documents including health and safety advice, legal and editorial policy information, directing tips, contractual and archiving data etc.
Rosenthal, A. (1996) Writing, Directing and Producing Documentary Films and Videos
Southern Illinois Press
Thompson, R. (1998) The Grammar of the Shot
Watts, H. (1992) Directing on Camera
Watts, H. (1997) On Camera - How to produce film and video
This module is at CQFW Level 6