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Special Topics in Media Studies: On-set and Professional Film Practice (MCC260)

Organisational Unit School of Arts
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: W-internal
Description This unit aims to assist media production students in their transitioning to Industry. It functions as a group professional placement where multiple industry professionals mentor the students across several professional film shoots. Students will experience a range of on-set roles, and learning professional practices and protocols.
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Other Learning Experiences Students will attend several short sessions/meetings during the pre-production stage of the films to be introduced to the ensuing production process. Following this, the majority of a student's time will be spent on one of the various sets -the total time of which will be a minimum of 72 hours. Students will be alerted to the location and day/time that they are required to attend well in advance. Any problems with attending these should be discussed with the Unit Coordinator and/or Producer as soon as possible. 100% attendance will be expected by students.
Assessment Throughout the unit students will be assessed by their industry mentors as to how they are performing. The values attached to the assessment of this performance include professionalism, attentiveness, motivation, reliability, respectfulness, showing initiative, asking questions where appropriate, quick learning, problem solving, and good communication. Students will also be asked to keep an ongoing reflexive journal, in which they recount the experiences of the shoots, what they have learned, and further questions that have been raised. Students will also be asked to do a short presentation to the cohort following the shoot. This presentation will detail the essence of their journal, as a reflection of learning experience, and group discussion will follow.
Prerequisites Enrolment by permission of the Unit Coordinator only.
Previously 2013: 'Special Topics in Media Studies'
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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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