Module code: FVP1008

Module Overview

This module is intended to develop students’ film production skills. Introducing professional camerawork, lighting, sound for location recording and editing skills for programme production.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

PRATT Susan (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 15

Independent Learning Hours: 108

Lecture Hours: 24

Seminar Hours: 3

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Co-requisite: FVP1014 Video Fundamentals

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Roles in TV and Film

  • Pre-production in practice

  • Health and safety for filming

  • Camera sensors and types of cameras

  • Lenses and apertures

  • Camera settings such as white balance, shutter speed, format etc

  • Lighting design

  • Sound recording skills

  • Programme development and the application of storytelling

  • The application of digital video standards

  • Logging

  • Editing basics and post production

  • Programme critique and critical analysis

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their understanding of the production process and showcase their professional craft skills It allows written feedback opportunities on a written assignment (Coursework 1). The practical workshops give the opportunity for formative feedback

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Coursework 1 – Health and Safety Risk assessment

  • Coursework 2 – A variety of small group workshops assessments showing skills in camerawork, lighting, sound recording and editing.

  • Coursework 3 – Film production which will be an individual production but each student must help with two other films

Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials practical workshops and during critiques


Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module, particularly workshops.

Module aims

  • Develop programme production skills
  • Introduce professional camera, lighting and sound skills for location programme production.
  • Introduce editing and post production skills

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Understand the roles of TV programme production and film set personnel KCT
2 Apply health and safety to the production process KPT
3 Demonstrate professional camera skills understand and apply the theories behind camera operation KCP
4 Describe the theory and demonstrate the practice of location lighting KC
5 Demonstrate good sound recording and sound editing for film production KC
6 Apply storytelling and creative development to the production process KT
7 Produce a professional edit showing an understanding of editing rules and principles and an analysis of good quality sound and vision KCT
8 Problem solving T
9 Group work T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop understanding of the production process and the implementation of the creative process to the industry craft skills which start to develop professional skills.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • One two-hour lecture per week.

  • Five three-hour practical workshops on equipment knowledge and operation. Students are split into two groups meeting on alternating weeks (weeks 1 – 10).

  • One three hour programme review and critiques in Wk 12

  • Guided reading.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.