20 credits at level HE4
The module introduces the essential technical background knowledge that underpins the current TV and film industry, and gives students an appreciation of many of the factors that will influence how they work.
Light theory, colour theory, how TV works, how film works, frame rates, aspect ratios, PAL / NTSC, Linear/non linear editing, file formats, tape formats, HD/SD, storage & delivery technology, synchronisation and time code, broadcast industry standards, data rates and compression, signal information.
This module will be delivered mainly by a series of lecture/seminar sessions backed up by practical demonstrations. These will be designed to stimulate learner-initiated research, which will form the basis for assessments 1 and 2.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Describe the theory of operation of television and film||
• Research key historical developments in TV and film technology
• Outline the latest developments in broadcast and film technology
• Detail the key technical operations of TV and film
|2.||Be able to explain the theories of light and colour||• Detail the workings of the human eye and explain how the brain perceives light and colour|
|3.||Identify and evaluate a number of common file formats in current usage||
• Name relevant file formats and compare data sizes and methods of data compression
• Name various commonly used tape formats
|4.||Summarise current Broadcast Industry standards||
• Explain the need for quality standards in broadcast
• Describe various quality assurance tests and standards
• Describe the process and technology used in the quality assurance process.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Multi-part essay, 2000 words||Annotated slide show presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Ward,P. (2000),TV Technical Operations, An Introduction, Focal Press
Bignell,J and Orlebar,J. The Television Handbook, 3rd Edition, Routledge, 2005 - 0415212812
Armstrong, Tim - Colour Perception: a Practical Approach to Colour Theory - Tarquin Publications 1991 - ISBN:090621274x
|Host Subject Group:||Computing & Electronic Technology|
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