40 credits at level HE6
The aim of this module is to help the student carry out a major practical project in either photography or film/video production. The module will be divided into two interlinking sections. The initial stages will involve the submission of a proposal for either a research based programme linked to the essay in the Year Three HE6 Critical Theory into Practice module (for students taking the B.A. (Hons.) Photography) or a proposal for a specific media production commission (for MWP students). The project submission will begin in semester one but the bulk of the work will be carried out in semester two. All work must be agreed with tutors.
There will be a series of individual and group mandatory tutorials throughout the module structured around the research and development/presentation of an ongoing and in-depth body of practical work for exhibition/distribution as part of the students’ degree show/exhibition.
For Photography students this is likely to involve, gallery visits to view the work of past and contemporary practitioners at first hand. This experience will be further enhanced through lectures/presentations by professional, critically engaged practitioners who will discuss their work and its influences.
MWP students will be given a number of project development sessions and workshops, which will lead to the completion of an application for commission. Students will form themselves into production teams to compete for commissions. Once the commissions have been established students will take a major role (director or producer) on one production or a crew role (camera, sound recordist, editor etc) on two productions.
Students will need to produce creative, original practical work and identify how that work is critically underpinned. All work is has to be agreed and monitored by the module tutor.
The projects need to be fit for purpose in terms of marketability. It can be a live brief in conjunction with an organisation, providing this is agreed with the tutor beforehand.
Preparing a proposal
Project management (from initiation to completion)
Presentation of work
Reflection and evaluation
Module delivery: Discussion Groups, lectures, mandatory tutorials, visiting speakers, and a blended learning approach will be used. Students will be responsible for arranging regular meetings with their chosen tutor, in order to discuss progress with the pre-agreed aims. This will lead towards the final assessment, which will be in the form of a presentation coupled to a Viva Voce.
Your personal project will begin in the first semester with regular meetings with your tutor. This will initially take the form of group tutorials, then one-to-one tutorials.
As part of the module students are expected to:
• take part in all class discussions. Student’s views and how they express them are a major part of their ongoing development as thinking practitioners, and this will form an important component within the class structure.
For Photography students a major element will be an ongoing development of a research culture through the production of major research journal containing information gathered from the lectures with additional materials gathered through student’s individual research.
MWP students will undertake the preparation of a Production file, which will contain the development of their ideas and its influences but also all the necessary aspects for the planning, preparation and execution of media production.
• produce a final body of work for exhibition as your final body of work. This work will form the basis of a Viva Voce, giving the opportunity for the student to explain methodology, context and criticality.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to critically engage with organise and plan a long-term body of work (as agreed with your tutor) and demonstrate its continued development||
1.1 Demonstrate Self-management, organisation,
planning and time management.
1.2 Show original, creative thought in the design of the project and conduct research appropriate to the project
1.3 Devise an Action Plan for improving your project and technical skills. (For MWP – respond appropriately to the commissioning process)
1.4 Present your research as a coherent body of independent research that is effective in meeting agreed aims. (For MWP – present a production file to include research and planning for your film)
|2.||Be able to critically engage in discussion on significant movements, debates and practitioners relevant to your project and discuss your work in this context.||
2.1 explore, engage with and critically evaluate the work of significant practitioners or genres within photography or film/TV and be able to relate this to your own work.
2.2 Exercise significant independent judgement in the critical and detailed review and evaluation of your own work, taking a high level of responsibility for your own ideas.
2.3 Demonstrate significant knowledge and understanding of the field of study using clear, concise and accessible language.
|3.||Be able to undertake an in-depth project, which critically engages with practitioners and genres.||
3.1 have produced a significant body of work for final exhibition.
3.2 Display a high level of creativity and skill and technical competence in the realisation of a body of practical work and display this work to a high standard of presentation.
3.3 Show evidence of having revised your plans and work after discussion with others. So that the finished standard of the work is commensurate with the high standards expected at the culmination of study in an extended final outcome at level HE6
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Practical work||viva voce (30 minutes)||Journal/Production File.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Although relevant reading will depend on the nature of the project some suggested readings are given below. The tutor will also be able to give individual guidance on appropriate reading.
Arbus, Diane (1974) Eponymous. London: Thames and Hudson (T & H).
Attie, Shimon (1994) The Writing on the Wall. Berlin: Edition Braus.
Bolton, Richard (1992) The Contest of Meaning, Critical Histories of Photography. Mass: MIT Press.
Cotton, Charlotte. (2001) Sophy Rickett Photographs. London: Emily Tsingou
Dyer, Geoff (2005) The Ongoing Moment. London: Little Brown.
Eggleston, William (2002 reprint) William Eggleston’s Guide. New York: MOMA.
Gibson, Ralph (1973) The Somnambulist. New York: Lustrum Press.
Goldin, Nan (1986) The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. New York: Aperture.
Lauter, Rolf Ed. (2000) Jeff Wall, Figures & Places, Selected Works 1978 – 2000. New York: Prestel.
Michals, Duane (1984) Photographs/Sequences/Texts 1958-1984. Oxford: MOMA.
Sherman, Cindy (1997) Retrospective. London: T&H.
Shore, Stephen (1998) The Nature of Photographs. New York: Johns Hopkins Press.
Spence, Jo (1995) Cultural Sniping. New York: Routledge.
Lighting and Cinematography
Katz, S. (1991) Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen, 1st edn. Studio City; Michael Weise Productions.
Jackman, J. (2004) Lighting for Digital Video & Television, 2nd ed. Gilroy CMP Books.
Kenworthy, C. (2009) Master Shots: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low-Budget Movie, 1st edn. Studio City; Michael Weise Productions.
Alton, J. (1995) Painting with Light, 4th edn. Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Ondaatje, M. (2002) The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, 1st edn, Toronto; Random House.
Pearlmen, K. (2009), Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit, 1st ed. Boston: Focal Press.
Wohl, M. (2007) Apple Pro Training Series: The Craft of Editing with Final Cut Pro, ^1st edn. Berkeley: PeachPit Press.
Wohl, M. (2007) Apple Pro Training Series: Color, 1st edn. Berkeley: PeachPit Press.
Production Management / Directing
Silver, A. and Ward, E. (1992) The Film Director’s Team: A Practical Guide for Production Managers, Assistant Directors and All Filmmakers, 1st ed. Beverly Hills: Silman-James.
Aronson, I.V. (2006) DV Filmmaking: From Start to Finish, 1st ed. Sebastopol: O'Reilly.
Block, B. (2001) The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV, and the New Media, 2nd edn. London: Focal Press.
Douglass, J.S. and Harnden, G.P. (1996) The Art of Technique: Aesthetic Approach to Film and Video Production. 1st edn. London: Allyn & Bacon.
Tomlinson, HJolman (2001) Sound for Film and Television, 2nd edn. London, Focal Press.
Nisbett, A. (2003) Audio Techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording, Boston: Focal Press.
Katz, B. (2005) Master Audio: The art and the science, 1st edn. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corp.
Amyes, T & Wyatt, H (2004) Audio Post Production for Television and Film, 3rd edn. Boston: Focal Press.
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