Module Identifier TF31020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Royston D C Martin  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Mr Royston D C Martin  
Pre-Requisite , , ,  
Co-Requisite Incompatibilites: TF32230  
Course delivery Lecture    
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Short video produced during the intensive workshop week  15%
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 10%
Semester Assessment Final Video and crewing contribution  60%
Semester Assessment Scripting  15%

Learning outcomes

On 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.

Brief description

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 Film or Television documentary.

Reading List - Contact Co-ordinator

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
Rosenthal, A. (1996) Writing, Directing and Producing Documentary Films and Videos Southern Illinois Press
Thompson, R. (1998) The Grammar of the Shot Focal Press
Watts, H. (1992) Directing on Camera Aavo
Watts, H. (1997) On Camera - How to produce film and video Aavo
Student manual containing documents including health and safety advice, legal and editorial policy information, directing tips, contractual and archiving data etc.


This module is at CQFW Level 6