Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Video Production 3

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Media and Communications

DESCRIPTION This study-unit is aimed to provide a practical environment of a live television studio, whereby the individual roles of the members inside the studio and control room are experienced and simulated. Directing, vision mixing, producers and production assistants, audio, floor-managing and camerapersons are some of the roles practiced in various mock-ups which lead to the production of individual live recordings about a topic of the student’s choice. The emphasis upon communication and teamwork become second to none.

- To familiarize themselves with a live/live-on-tape studio workflow
- Advanced visual aesthetics and non-linear video editing techniques
- To prepare students for teamwork in real-life client based-work

Reading List:

- BROWN, Blair (2002) Cinematography: Theory and Practice. Amsterdam: Focal Press.
- UTTERBACK, Andrew (2007) Studio Television Production and Direction. Amsterdam: Focal Press.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Simulation SEM1 Yes 10%
Fieldwork SEM1 Yes 20%
Practical Exercises SEM1 Yes 25%
Project SEM1 No 45%

LECTURER/S Daniel Zerafa

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