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Special Project in Media Production (SCR503)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description Students develop and create a short film of their own design. Students work within a group in their chosen role to put together a funding application and crowd-funding campaign for the film. All applications will be assessed by an industry panel who will determine which films will get made, and which one receives the generous amount of cash funding. Students will then be taken through the creation stages of their film in pre-production, production, and post-production.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Exhibit professionalism within the role you have chosen to undertake in the production of a high quality short film.
2. Contribute at a high quality of skill and knowledge to the production of a short film.
3. Demonstrate your capacity to collaborate with others in the production of a short film.
Timetabled Learning Activities Weekly production meetings and ongoing supervision and mentorship.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is run throughout the semester as weekly production meetings and ongoing mentorship. Students devise suitable scripts in semester one within the associated semester one unit, SCR550. Projects that students wish to undertake for production in SCR502 will be submitted to the Executive Producer (i.e. their tutor) at the beginning of semester for consideration. Chosen projects will be confirmed for development and pre-production over the ensuing weeks with a strict professional process and deadline. Budgets will be drawn up, schedules outlined, and application documents completed in competition for which films will be green-lit. All applications will then be submitted to an industry panel for review and feedback, and one selected to receive generous cash funding. Projects chosen by the industry will then be green-lit and go into pre-production, which includes a phase of crowd funding to assist in production costs. The semester will be extended to allow for satisfactory supervised production and post-production time.
Assessment Students are assessed on their ability to emulate professional standards and output in their chosen crew area within their project. This builds on the training and practice that they have received to date in the course. Assessment activities include their process as well as the product that they create over the semester.
Prerequisites Completion of SCR538 Advanced Media Seminars and SCR588 Professional Placement in Media Production and enrolment in Graduate Diploma of Media Production.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Media Production (GradDipMedProd)
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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