20 credits at level HE4
This module will enable the student to meet the visual, practical and intellectual challenges inherent in drama/narrative production. Students will develop an understanding of the diverse approaches to camera, sound and digital video editing
techniques in drama/narrative production.
The module provides an opportunity at a basic level to develop production techniques from pre to post production for drama/narrative working in small production groups.
Students will be exposed to historical and contemporary filmmaking/aesthetics for drama/narrative in cinema, television and experimental film.
Assignments will give the student the opportunity to develop learned techniques in a production environment. Students will produce a short fiction/narrative film from pre-scripted material.
This module requires 200 hours of learning of which approx 40 will in the form of tutor lead workshops and lectures and practical demonstrations, leaving 160 hours of independent study time. Taught sessions include lectures, discussions, workshops, screenings, pitches and tutorials.
Assessment will be in the form of a short drama/narrative production. You will also be expected to create a production file for your production, which will contain a range of material, which details your approach to your chosen drama production.
Each student will be expected to contribute to an agreed selection of the production file tasks and to write a 500 word critical report which will review the work undertaken.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Apply a range of video/sound and editing skills in the making of an effective fiction/narrative film.
||Show ability to apply video, sound and editing skills through the making of a short drama/narrative production.|
|2.||Be able to meet deadlines and work productively as part of a production group||
1.1 Meet production deadlines
1.2 Demonstrate your ability to work effectively as part of a production team and employ organisational skills to your work.
|3.||Demonstrate a basic understanding of how contemporary and historical film and video use visual and sonic language to communicate ideas and feelings to an intended audience.||
3.1 Critically analyse issues and metaphors to a basic level in moving image production
3.2 Show your influences by reference to other films and productions
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A production file which details working practices and Critical Analysis of your work||A short drama/ narrative production|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Grove, Elliot (2009) Beginning filmmaking : 100 Easy steps from script to screen. London : Methuen Drama
Gianetti, Lewis (2002) Understanding Movies. Prentice Hall
Cronin, Peter/Herzog (2002) Herzog On Herzog London: Faber
Jones, Chris; Jolliffe (2006) The guerilla film makers handbook New York ; London : Continuum
Mamet, David. (1992) On Directing Simon & Schuster
Murch, Walter (1995) In The Blink of An Eye. IIman-James Press
Oldham, Gabriella (Ed) (1992) First Cut, Conversations With Film Editors. Uni of California Press
Ondaatje, Michael (1994) The Conversations. Harvest Paperback original
Ondaatje, Michael (1991) The English Patient. Picador
Rabiger, Michael. 3rd ed (2003) Directing : film techniques and aesthetics. London : Focal Press
Reisz, Karel and Miller, Gavin (1968) The Technique of Film Editing. London: Focal Press
Schafer, Dennis and Salvato, Larr. (1994) Masters of Light. Uni of California Press
|Host Subject Group:||Theatre and Film Studies|
|User Name||Date Accessed||Action|