LITT07021 2019 Intro to Video Production
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.
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
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.
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 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
|Workshop||Computer Laboratory||Introduction to Video Production||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2007 The Filmmaker's Handbook Penguin
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.
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