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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to the theory and practice of video production: research, scripting, budgeting, directing, producing, camera operating, sound design, editing and presenting. Students will design and shoot a short video in a given genre.

Unit content

  • Composition
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Camera-work
  • Production management
  • Editing
  • Sound-editing
  • Titles, colour grading and effects
  • Output

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Understand and apply pre-production processes in planning, scripting and storyboarding digital video projects Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
2 Understand key crewing functions in a screen industry production context Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
3 Demonstrate proficiency in operating portable cameras, microphones, and lighting equipment in digital video production contexts Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
4 Actively participate as a team member in the development and production of digital video projects Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Understand and apply pre-production processes in planning, scripting and storyboarding digital video projects
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Understand key crewing functions in a screen industry production context
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in operating portable cameras, microphones, and lighting equipment in digital video production contexts
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Actively participate as a team member in the development and production of digital video projects
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Mollison, M, 2010, Producing Videos: A Complete Guide, 3rd edn, Allen and Unwin, Sydney. ISBN: 9781742370569.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.