FILM PRODUCTION - 2020/1
Module code: FVP1008
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This module is intended to develop students’ film production skills. Introducing professional camerawork, lighting, sound for location recording and editing skills for programme production.
Music and Media
PRATT Susan (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: W612
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Co-requisite: FVP1014 Video Fundamentals
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
- Editing basics and post production
- Programme critique and critical analysis
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||HEALTH AND SAFETY||20|
|Coursework||EDITING, CAMERAWORK, LIGHTING AND SOUND PRACTICALS||40|
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
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.
- Develop programme production skills
- Introduce professional camera, lighting and sound skills for location programme production.
- Introduce editing and post production skills
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
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 for FILM PRODUCTION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvp1008
Programmes this module appears in
|Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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