15 credits at level HE5
This module builds on the skills and expertise developed in the
Introduction to Broadcasting module and introduces some new skills and
terms. Much emphasis is placed on working creatively with the medium
and understanding historical and contemporary methods of programme
construction. You will continue to develop the two areas of production
you have chosen to specialise in i.e. camera and lighting, sound
recording, art direction, editing, and production management. Having
learned relevant skills and understanding in your two specialist skills
areas, you will work with peers with a focus on working within a
multiplatform team under the direction of your tutors to complete a brief
that includes drama production.
• Introduction to the elements of production
Project planning, roles and responsibilities, introduction to drama
processes; introduction to the production brief; context of the brief;
underpinning philosophy of the brief.
• Introduction to creative elements of production
Historical and contemporary film making aesthetics for cinema and
television; creativity in production methods; analysing a variety of
production approaches; taking inspiration from other disciplines and
applying it to multiplatform production where relevant.
• Transferable skills and PDP
e-PDP; refection on experiences; action planning; planning work
schedules; self management; working with others as part of a team,
pitching skills; giving a presentation; health and safety.
• Technical skills
Students will work on a tutor devised production and choose two of the
following skill areas to undertake during this period:
Camera / lighting
Camera: operating cameras; using cameras in production settings;
health and safety; care and use of lenses; framing of shots; aperture;
focus; white balance; simple camera movement; positioning camera;
care of equipment; roles of camera operators, focus pullers, and
camera assistants in the overall production team.
Basic lighting (e.g., indoor/ out door colour temperature, using colours;
meaning of colours, three point lighting); the role of lighting and
cinematography in dramatic settings.
Sound recording and design
Use of microphones; placing microphones; audio recording from
different sources; creating sound design; working with director,
production designer and location scouts; matching sound perspective
with camera angle; recording sound effects and additional sounds;
sound consistency; keeping accurate reports; different roles within the
sound department health and safety; care of equipment; the
requirements of sound post production including music; creative
interpretation; historical and contemporary sound recording and design.
Prop making; costume design; make-up; basic scenery construction;
basic set painting; health and safety; use of colour; physical
expressions of characterisation; the roles in the art department;
historical and contemporary conventions within art direction.
Editing tools and techniques; use of computer editing packages; logging
footage and rushes; logging paper edit; capturing video; organising files;
saving material; importing and trimming clips; understanding time code;
rough assembly; using timeline; basic soundtrack building; exporting
files; modes, texture and music; the work of an editor; working with
directors; genre conventions; continuity editing; health and safety;
exporting files for DVD and the web; historic and contemporary
conventions in the editing of moving image media; transition effects;
different styles of editing; clear filing procedure.
Production management for drama; breaking down scripts; production
logistics; location management; budgets; health and safety; insurance;
public liability; employment legislation; child protection; roles in
production for drama; production processes; contracts.
This module will be delivered through practical face-to-face sessions. You
will attend lectures, seminars, workshops and work on case studies and
give presentations. For your assessment, you will participate as a member
of multiplatform production team and produce a product for a live brief. The
brand, identity and the delivery mechanism for the product will be decided
upon by tutors who will direct and manage the production of the product.
You will make a range of production choices and creatively interpret the
brief. You will also take inspiration and assets from other specialist
disciplines for the collaborative project.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the creative processes at work within the production.||1.1 Explain and justify the creative choices you and your team have made when carrying out a given production brief.|
|2.||Know how to work effectively as a part of a production team.||2.1 Work effectively as a part of a multiplatform production team.|
|3.||Know how to work safely as a part of a production team.||3.1 Devise a suitable risk assessment for your tasks and work safely as a part of a multiplatform production team.|
|4.||Demonstrate technical skills in two specialist skill areas.||
Camera and lighting
4.1 Operate a camera effectively in a drama single camera set-up.
4.2 Identify lighting needs and set up multiple lighting situations correctly for a drama.
Sound recording and design
4.1 Identify sound requirements for a drama production and plan a way of obtaining them.
4.2 Operate sound recording equipment effectively and mix a variety of sound sources in a variety of challenging situations.
4.1 Identify the art direction requirements (i.e., set, props, costumes and make-up) for a drama production and plan a way of achieving them.
4.2 Design and carry out a range of art direction tasks effectively for a drama project and deal effectively with interior and exterior locations.
4.1 Operate editing equipment and software effectively to produce a creative interpretation of a drama production and demonstrate a range of story telling techniques effectively.
4.2 Organise and manage the material for a drama production correctly.
4.1 Identify the elements that need to be undertaken as part of your production management tasks for a drama production, and plan a way of achieving them.
4.2 Carry out an extensive range of duties in production management to include location management, budgeting, insurance, employment, contracts, scheduling and ensuring the production operates within a health and safety framework.
|5.||Be able to analyse problems when making productions and find ways to overcome them.||5.1 Analyse the problems you encountered in your drama production work and how you overcame them.|
|6.||Evaluate you working practices and devise an action plan for improvement.||
6.1 Evaluate your working practices in terms of skills and team working and devise an action plan for improvement.
6.2 Comment critically on how the work you have undertaken relates to theoretical concepts covered in the module.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Michalko, M. (2001) Cracking Creativity, Berkeley: Ten Speed Press.
Michalko, M. (2006) Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-thinking
Techniques, Berkeley Calif: Ten Speed Press
Lighting and Cinematography
Jackman, J. (2004) Lighting for Digital Video & Television, 2nd ed. Gilroy
Pearlmen, K. (2009), Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit, 1st ed.
Boston: Focal Press.
Aronson, I.V. (2006) DV Filmmaking: From Start to Finish, 1st ed.
The Sound Studio
Nisbett, A. (2003) Audio Techniques for Radio, Television, Film and
Recording. Boston: Focal Press.
Bacher, H. (2007) Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation.
Bartwell, J. (2004) Design: Architects of the Screen. London: Wallflower
BBC Design In TV and film
Heller, S. and Vienne, V. (2005) The Education of an Art Director.
Lo Brotto (1992) By Design: Interviews with Film Production Designers.
Rizzo, M. (2005) The Art Direction Handbook for Film Production. Focal
Tashiro, C.S. (1998) Pretty Pictures: Production Design and the History
Film. MCA Publishing (1998) Skillset -
Plus appropriate manuals covering the software and equipment.
|Host Subject Group:||Theatre and Film Studies|
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