20 credits at level HE6
The aim of this module is empowerment, employability and business management. This is where individuals have decided to become freelancers and create their own music video companies. The student who has developed the skills and creativity to make music videos but now they need to create a structure in which to sell themselves and make a living as a company entity.
Students will focus their skills and knowledge to learning how to create their own production company through collaboration as a separate entity and build a company through their body of work and techniques.
Through research of the corporate infrastructure in place with such majors as BBC, Granada TV, etc. They will ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of working within the system and feel empowered, with added support and knowledge, to survive outside the systems structure by detailing and analysing the independent firms such as 360 Media to Wigwam and eventually Media city.
Their will be extensive research on production companies not just in the Northwest but throughout the world. Students would evaluate the work of these companies and focus in on the histories of the Directors and Producers. This form of analysis and evaluation will take on many forms of IT research to actually legwork and investigation before they start to think about forming their own identity as a freelancer/independent.
Learning will take place through a series of 1 hour lectures and presentations. Followed up by one to one mentoring support. This is a high level research course which focuses on the individual approach. module based on contextual analysis and theoretical deconstruction.
Formal lectures (30).
In-class coursework (20).
Directed research (50).
Dissertation preparation and implementation (100).
Total of 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to undertake a strengths and weakness analysis through peer and self assessment to determine individual key skills.||
-Contrast the differences in the roles each member of a production company
-Evaluate peer skills and identify role in production team
-Enhance PDP to encourage identification and development of skills
-consider future career plans
|2.||be able to identify work flow for both pre-production and post production with in the context ofthe individual roles within the company||
be able to identify work flow and pre-production process for project development
- Prepare evaluation diary of the steps they have taken by applying it into a written dissertation
-Develop a work flow document based upon client needs highlighting process and individuals with the company
- logistically evaluate the clients and the needs of their particular films
- be able to identify work flow , post and pre-production process for project development
|3.||be able to identify different types of businesses: sole trader, partnerships, private and public companies.within the regional and national creative industries||
- critically Compare and contrast the different types of creative businesses and their structures
-Examine the process involved in company formation and the various legal requirements
|4.||be able to describe and discuss the structure of the music video / film industry (production, distribution, exhibition)||
- Draw up a list of clients and prod companies as a list of potential customers / employers
- Evaluate the relationship between the European, US and Asian music video industries
-Analyse the critical roles within the music and film industries
-Evaluate problems and potential solutions to the business of film production, exhibition, and distribution in the UK
-Summarise the role the Music Industry has in the context of Music video
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||continual assessment||deliver company business plan||set up a virtual company discussing roles.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Levison, Louise (2007) Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents, Focal Press. ISBN: 0-240-80828-2
Moul, Charles C. (2005) A Concise Handbook of Movie Industry Economics, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0-521-84384-7
Moore , Schuyler M. (2007) The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry (Biz: The Basic Business, Legal & Financial Aspects of the Film) , Silman-James Press. ISBN: 1-879-50594-0
Erickson, J Gunnar, Tulchin, Harris, Halloran, Mark (2005) The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook Schirmer Trade Books. ISBN: 0-825-67318-6
Litwak,Mark (1999) Contracts for the Film and Television Industry, Silman-James Press,U.S. ISBN: 1-879-50546-0
Litwak,Mark (1999) Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry: From Negotiations to Final Contracts, Silman-James Press,U.S. ISBN: 1-879-50566-5
McDonald, Paul (2007), The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry, Wiely Blackwell. ISBN: 1-405-13388-0
Caldwell, Sara (2005) Jump Start Your Awesome Film Production Company, Allworth Press,U.S. ISBN: 1-581-15400-3
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