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COMM1625 Camera and Editing

20 creditsClass Size: 84

Module manager: Stefan Fairlamb

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module


On 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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Skills outcomes
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.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours20.00
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading 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 Feedback

Individual 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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectVideo Project 2-3 minutes50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Resit Exam

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 02/05/2019


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