ART06105 2019 Digital Lens Based Media 4 - Intro to Video Production

General Details

Full Title
Digital Lens Based Media 4 - Intro to Video Production
Transcript Title
Digital Lens Based Media 4 - I
75 %
Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Hilary Gilligan, Ronnie Hughes, Tom Weir, Roisin Loughrey
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

This module aims to introduce students to the necessary creative and technical skills to produce a simple video project.   Students will work individually and in groups from proposal through shooting to video editing.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Originate and develop a project proposal for a video production.


Shoot a very short independent piece, bearing composition, sequencing and audio in mind.


Work within a small group to initiate, organise and shoot a short video on a proposed and agreed topic.


Edit the video into a finished form, incorporating titles, transitions, and color grading, including export to final formats suitable for online delivery.


Deliver a written reflection on the experience; lessons learned, practitioners they studied, notes on the outcome.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will be taught via a series of workshops covering practical application of issues explored.

The students will be required to engage in independent video production during the module, to explore the software available independently and to research and study existing practitioners and their work.

Module Assessment Strategies

Attendance at the module, class participation and carrying out  the coursework tasks

Continuous assessment.

Mid-term review.

Presentation of a body of work which demonstrates: research and development, observational, analytical, technical, creative and imaginative skills /processes and the achievement of learning outcomes.

Repeat Assessments

Project Brief

Indicative Syllabus

Developing video project ideas, breakdowns and dependencies.

Shooting sequences: framing, composition, familiarisation with camcorders and DSLRs.

Shooting: organising and preparation, working with teams.

Post Production: file management, processes and stages.

Video editing: sequencing and storytelling

Video editing: finishing, color grading, output formats


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of Semester Assessment Final Exam Assessment 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Computer Laboratory Introduction to Video Production 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2007 The Filmmaker's Handbook Penguin
ISBN PSU:000061517301

A fully revised, comprehensive guide offers an in-depth exploration of today's recent technological advances, such as digital age filmmaking, while reviewing a collection of new methods and techniques in relation to various film formats and offering suggestions on the business aspects of financing and producing films. Original.

Required Reading
2013 Directing Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780240818450 ISBN-13 0240818458

This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors. It offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories with your cast, hone your narrative skills, and develop your artistic identity. This book shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion web site includes teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires. * Updated and revised edition of the bestselling, most comprehensive guide to the technical and creative aspects of film directing: a complete education in a book * Loaded with practical exercises and immersive projects, with a companion website featuring teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires * Expanded sections on pre-production, lenses, the emotional and tonal implications of shot size, composition, perspective, visual and sound proximity, and screencraft--the core of the director's art * Completely updated and expanded film examples and references, including classics, recent indie films, and foreign films

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