Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Video Production 1

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Media and Communications

DESCRIPTION Video Production 1 is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of audio-visual production, through theory and practice. Students will be trained in the different aspects of the three production stages, from concept stage to final product, which include the development of an idea into a proposal, filming and editing. They will also be expected to discuss and analyse critically, different genres of production shown in class and during tutorials.

Tutorials are an integral part of the unit as students will have the opportunity to present ideas and discuss their own ongoing productions. This one-on-one time is essential as the focus is on the individual difficulties that each student might be facing during the production process.

Study-Unit Aims:

This study-unit aims to provide an opportunity to students to analyse and discuss video examples, produce original story-boards, and be able to turn ideas into effective video presentations. The study-unit also aims to provide students with critical abilities for both their own work and that of their peers.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Identify, critically assess and compare and contrast a variety of video production genres;
- Identify all shot names;
- Be familiar with the language used in audio-visual editing;
- Identify a variety lighting techniques and why they are employed.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Draft a production proposal;
- Plan a filming session;
- Operate a video camera;
- Conduct basic video editing (framing and continuity);
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of audio recording and editing for video production.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- THOMPSON, Roy & BOWEN, Christopher J. (2009) Grammar of the Shot. (2nd edition) Oxford: Focal Press.
- THOMPSON, Roy (2009) Grammar of the Edit. (2nd edition) Oxford: Focal Press.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: MCS1010


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (15 Minutes) SEM1 Yes 15%
Project SEM1 Yes 85%

LECTURER/S Matthew Galea
Monika Maslowska
Louiselle Vassallo (Co-ord.)
Daniel Zerafa

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