2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
COMM1625 Camera and Editing
20 creditsClass Size: 84
Module manager: Stefan Fairlamb
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- provide a basic grounding in the language, conventions, techniques and practices of micro-budget, mini-crew digital short video production.
- provide students with the knowledge and skills that will provide a clear understanding of the complex nature of production, and equip them with the skills needed to work with creative clarity and technical efficiency within a small production team, whilst in charge of at least one key production element.
On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate understanding of:-
1. Basic grammar of shooting and editing factual and fictional sequences.
2. Key stages of video pre-production, production and post-production - conceptual, development, planning and execution.
3. Basic requirements of health & safety, production logging and permissions.
4. The nature of the core production departments/roles and how they operate together: Production; Directing; Camera, Sound, Editing.
Video Production - planning; management; communication; Health & Safety; video camera skills; sound recording; video editing and post-production.
Aspect ratio, screen size and composition; conventional shot sizes; sequencing grammar and continuity; conventional editing transitions; camera operation; microphone types and recording techniques; interview techniques; performing and documenting risk assessments; shoot logging, selection and editing; professional editing software: project setup, organisation and management; editing: assembly, rough cut, fine cut and titling.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||20.00|
|Private study hours||140.00|
|Total Contact hours||40.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading and research. (Practice & Production). 30 hours
Reading and viewing. (Video Project). 30 hours
Reading, viewing and research. (Assessed exam). 30 hours
Group Learning 50 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackIndividual shooting, editing, exporting and uploading of 5 - shot video narrative sequence to a set brief covering narrative content and technical specification.
Running time 30-60 seconds.
Assessed as Pass/Fail with individual feedback tutorials offered.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Project||Video Project 2-3 minutes||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||1 hr 30 mins||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 02/05/2019
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