Module Identifier TF10320  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Royston D C Martin  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Co-Requisite TF10210 , TF10410 , FT10410 , FT10210  
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 Practical Production Final video product40%
Semester Assessment Critic/Diary/Contribution  20%

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
Crittenden, Roger (2005) Fine Cuts: The Art of European Film Editing Focal Press
Gross, Lynne (2005) Programming for TV, Radio & the Internet
Kellison, Cathrine (2005) Producing for TV and Video Focal Press
Lee, John J. Jr. (2005) The Producer's Business Handbook Focal Press
Musburger, Robert B. (2005) Single-Camera Video Production
Proferes, Nicholas (2004) Film Directing Fundamentals Focal Press
Watts, Harris (1992) Directing on Camera: A checklist of video and film technique Aavo
** Recommended Text
Watts Harris (1997) On Camera: Essential Know How for Programme Makers


This module is at CQFW Level 4