20 credits at level HE5
Provide students with an understanding of video and television presenting techniques.
Provide students with an understanding of the requirements placed on a presenter by the technology and post-production process.
Provide students with the basic elements of presenter craft.
Provide students with a grasp of personal digital production and the multi-tasking required in modern video production units.
Provide students with an understanding of the development of presenting and programme production through technological advances, and the range of current presenting genres.
Develop students’ skills in speaking to camera, walking while talking, and interviewing.
Engagement with lens, fluency in movement, pacing and phrasing.
On Screen Persona:
Energy, diction, body language, verbal creativity and focus.
Research, reconnaissance, organisation, storyboard, writing for spoken word.
Basic camera skills and theory
Sound recording – voice and natural sound
A combination of lectures, demonstrations and in-class course work will be used to introduce the subject matter and to develop understanding. Students will be required to perform exercises to demonstrate their grasp of techniques and development of presenter craft. Students will be encouraged to critically analyse each other’s work in peer review.
The major assignment will require the planning, researching and performance of a life-style television feature.
Formal lectures (40)
In-class course work (100)
Assignment preparation and implementation (45)
Total 200 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the role of a television presenter and the parameters within which on-screen movement is performed.
a. Be able to speak to camera with fluency, pace and phrasing.
b. Talk while walking and executing tasks on-screen.
c. Be able to judge appropriate framing and camera angles.
|2.||Understand the organisational skills and creative input involved in creating a successful on-screen performance.||
a. Be able to research a subject and produce a storyboard for your use and to aid a production team in recording your feature.
b. Liaise and co-ordinate with the camera operator and sound recordist to achieve maximum effectiveness and fluency of continuity and movement throughout the recording process.
|3.||Understand how to sustain a viewer’s interest and understanding through both in-vision and out-of-vision sequences.||
a. Be able to structure your feature to make full and varied use of presenter movement, camera angles and cutaway shots.
b. Be able to select appropriate images for overlay.
|4.||Understand how to build an appealing and authoritative on-screen persona.||
a. Be able to engage through the lens with confidence, energy and passion while speaking with good diction and emphasis.
b. Be able to deliver information with a combination of humour, warmth and conviction.
|5.||Have contributed to and participated in the learning and production process.||
a. Attend and participate in classroom exercises.
b. Manage relationships within the classroom production team.
c. Contribute to planning and preparation of production tasks.
d. Use communication skills and creative thinking within the production and review processes.
|6.||Understand how to research and produce a video feature.
a. Submit a written log of your approach to the production of your assignment project and your target audience.
b. Submit a storyboard and shot list.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||The production log and storyboard and class participation||Presentation of a life-style programme feature.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
PRESENTING FOR TV & RADIO Joanne Zorian-Lynn, A and C Black 2001.
BROADCAST JOURNALISM: A GUIDE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF RADIO AND TELEVISION David Cohler, Englewood Cliffs 1985.
BROADCASTING: GETTING IN AND GETTING ON John Miller, London, Newpoint 1990.
|Host Subject Group:||Computing & Electronic Technology|
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