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Screen Production 2 (MCC226)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 4
Description This unit encourages students to develop their intellectual and expressive capacities in video production. Students are taught aesthetic and conceptual conventions, operational and technical skills, and the production process by means of demonstrations and individual and group work. Students collaboratively produce short creative works in high-definition video within their chosen genre and style, resulting in two complete show-reel production pieces.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Work in a crew with a defined role to assist in creating a screen production
2. Conceptualise, shoot, edit, and finish a music video
3. Conceptualise, shoot, edit, and finish a short dramatic movie
4. Conceptualise, shoot, edit, and finish a doc/mock-umentary
5. Conceptualise, shoot, edit, and finish a webisode
6. Use Web 2.0 technologies to promote your production
7. Conceptualise and create a short corporate style screen production
8. Shoot hand-held digital video with an understanding of coverage
9. Edit moving images with respect to manipulation of time
10. Create and animate aesthetically pleasing and appropriate text and graphics
11. Analyse an image with respect to its luminance and chrominance characteristics
12. Stylistically grade a moving image with respect to its luminance and chrominance
13. Conceptualise and create a screen production for various mediums
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is taught in 1 lecture and 1 tutorial each week. It is a practical unit, and much onus is placed on the students to practice their technique outside of class. There is also considerable group work in this unit, and students are expected to act professionally and diligently. Self-learning is also of prime importance in any Screen Production unit, as this ethos must be carried throughout one's ensuing career. To assist with this, relevant online links are offered throughout the course of study, and students should make time each week to follow these to satisfy their own end of learning. Knowledge and skills gained in this process should be brought to class each week for further exploration, as well as applied to assessment practice with support from the tutor.
Assessment The assessments for this unit consist of a style production (20%), presentation (15%), class and online participation (15%), and the group creation of 2 screen productions: one drama and one documentary (25% each).
Prerequisites MCC128 Screen and Sound Production I (TV Studio) (or MED107 Screen and Sound Production I (TV Studio) or MED107 Screen Production I (TV Studio)) AND MCC116 Introduction to Screen and Sound Studies (or MED116 Introduction to Screen and Sound Studies or MED116 Introduction to Screen Studies).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MED226 Screen and Sound Production II may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: 'Screen Production II'
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch 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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