40 credits at level HE6
To see if they can make a production and present it without overwhelming support. They can still access the tutors The aim of this module is to develop the students skills into the high level roles of producer and director as well as gain a high level of understanding of strategic management of a real client brief.
Students will study key practitioners as well as being introduced to the role and function of the director and producer, focusing on the relationship between artist, crew, auteur, financiers and the various sub production roles. The students will study and apply, analyse and explore the directorial process in context to that of the role of the producer and the skills that are individual to each role.
Client based practical work based on the methodologies of selected directors/producers. Application of appropriate theoretical and practical approaches with in depth critical analysis of the role and function of the director and producer focusing on their relationship with the performer, designer, lighting designer, sound designer, technicians, director/producer and financiers etc.
The choice of project will be determined by the lecturer, participating partner clients and from student suggestions.
The client based video will be essentially a student centred activity where Level 3 the student would be expected to strategically manage the project, initiating it, planning and specifying the project deliverables. managing the level 2 students as crew and running the project until completion.
• Pitching and selling ideas and ones-self as a film maker
• Identification, analysis and evaluation of Client based brief
• High level task allocation and progress monitoring of Level 2 Students
• Planning and management of personnel and resources to best accomplish the projects goals
• Structured analysis of the problem, implementation of production guidelines such as milestones and project planning.
• Design solution specification and project methodology
• Management of project solutions.
• Communication of ideas, outcomes, roles and duties
Learning will take place through final post production of showreel. Most of this activity is self motivated based on skills and technology learned.
Directed reading (50)
Directed research (50).
Assignment preparation and implementation (230).
Total of 400 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate the ability to work productively in a studio-based environment, demonstrating reflective learning and an ability to discuss and present experiences and elements of work||
- Generate a project diary highlighting and reflecting on problems and solutions, identifying adaptive, creative decision process used in the development of the project
|2.||Demonstrate an awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses of project team members and support those team members during the production||
- Synthesise actors, technologies, crew and technicians whilst working to a strict deadline
- Manage team members accordingly
- Review progress of project with team members and lecture to further develop the crew members PDP
|3.||Evaluate both the common and differing elements of a director and producer in the development of a film/video production||-Discriminate and evaluate critically though written assessment and presentation the differences in the role and function of the director and the producer|
|4.||Demonstrate an understanding of the film making process from conception to completion||
-Prepare and develop supporting documentation including storyboards, Call sheets, clearance documentation scheduling and budget documents and other relevant documentation
- Evaluate health & safety and insurance elements when shooting
|5.||Pitch your ideas for film and yourself as a film maker||
- Develop and pitch your ideas for the client based video to the clients and the lecturer
- Produce a show reel of previous work to highlight style and technique as an auteur
-develop and take a concept through to pitch and commercial proposal stages through recognition
of basic requirements for the project
|6.||be able to examine film techniques and Discover its benefits and drawbacks||
- Critically evaluate style and technique of self and peers
- Examine auteurs and their films and videos and analyse techniques in the context of self developed productions
- Defend your personal approach to developing and stylising a piece of film
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||create a montage based video on the work created in the previous three years and deliver a presentation pitching and selling the ideas of the student and a film-maker||CLIENT BASED VIDEO and supporting documentation based on real world brief controlling a team of people within the role of a Director/producer budgeting||written assignment discussing the differences between an producer and an director and the relationship between different members of the crew i.e location manager||Reflective written case study and presentation of project achievements|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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