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Screen Production 2 (SCR201)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit develops a student's intellectual and expressive capacities in video production. Students are taught film-making through aesthetic and conceptual conventions, operational and technical skills, and professional production processes through online learning, practical demonstrations, and group production work. Students collaboratively produce short creative dramatic or experimental films, resulting in 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 short dramatic movie
3. Use Web 2.0 technologies to create your production, collaborate and communicate
4. Formulate and cohesively present your creative screen production ideas to a panel
5. Shoot digital video with an understanding of coverage
6. Edit moving images with respect to manipulation of time
7. Create and animate aesthetically pleasing and appropriate text and graphics
8. Analyse an image with respect to its luminance and chrominance characteristics
9. Stylistically grade a moving image with respect to its luminance and chrominance
10. Design and create aesthetically pleasing and adequately functioning sound design for a moving image production
A basic understanding of film theory and knowledge as it relates to a variety of filmmaking roles
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: online; tutorials: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks of the semester.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is taught primarily through online lectures and a weekly practical tutorial in a workshop environment. These are a springboard for student self-learning, experimentation, and practice--assistance in this is provided in the Unit Information and Learning Guide. Students also collaborate and learn from each other in online and physical groups--a skill which is imperative for a successful career in Screen Production. Practical and theoretical knowledge is imparted through the online content, while tutorials primarily consist of practical exercises, production meetings with the tutor, and theory application. Students are advised to commence production of films promptly, as film-making is not something that can be left to the last minute, and quality of the final film usually suffers dramatically if this is the case. Students should be in constant contact with their tutor as to the progress of their film, either in class or via email.
Other Learning Experiences Students will work in groups in class and on location to create screen productions for assessment.
Assessment Students are individually assessed on the part they play in the development and production of one style video (20%) and one short dramatic or experimental film (45%). Unit participation and engagement is also assessed (20%) which includes the completion of set homework, and in-class tests (15%) will be held in certain weeks to assess each student's engagement with the unit content.
Prerequisites SCR101 Screen Production 1 or MCC128 Screen Production.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC226 Screen Production 2 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
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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Dr John McMullan

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2576
e: J.McMullan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.062 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr John McMullan

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2576
e: J.McMullan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.062 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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