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Screen Production I (MCC128)
|Organisational Unit||Creative Media, Arts and Design|
|Description||This is an introductory unit for students who wish to learn how to produce film and television. Students are introduced to a variety of existing production crafts that can be applied within a digital video environment. These include scriptwriting, editing, camera, performance, sound and producing. Students will use these practical creative skills, to produce short videos to develop an understanding of film style, performance and genre.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the components of successful screen productions
2. Apply that knowledge from pre-visualisation through to editing by -
a) developing proficiency in the practical skills of camera operation, sound and image editing, lighting, directing and location shooting procedures (working with a crew and cast!).
b) demonstrating good written, visual, and oral communication skills in different contexts such as pitching ideas, collaborative development of projects / exercises, script writing, workshop participation and cooperation on set.
c) developing effective planning strategies, and the ability to work collaboratively in production groups with an understanding of designated crew roles.
3. Understand the roles and fundamental practices of a TV studio and virtual set environment
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Note: Lectures and workshops/tutorials commence in Week 1 of the semester.
|Unit Learning Experiences||The unit grounds students in the key creative skills required for a wide array of screen work.. The unit has a balance of individual and group based workshop and assessment tasks, which are designed to maximise students experience and engagement with the techniques and discipline of filmmaking.|
|Other Learning Experiences||Although not mandated, the majority of students work in small groups to support each other during their production based assessments - one of which occurs in the TV studio, and the other at locales of their choices. In order to become proficient in the operation of the various location equipment and facilities, students will need to practice outside of contact time.|
|Assessment||1. In Class Film
2. Written Synopses and Treatment
3. TV Studio and Short Film
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed MED107 Screen and Sound Production I (TV Studio) or MCC128 Screen and Sound Production I (TV Studio) (or H222 Screen Production) may not enrol in this unit.|
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|
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