Full Title:Advanced Audio/Visual Production
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MEDA I8Z04
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:On completion of the module students will be able to produce a variety of film and digital formats to a high standard. They will develop advanced cinematography skills and integrate both visual effects and advanced grading to achieve a broadcast standard visual output. They will be able to combine audio mixing and mastering skills with audio design skills to produce soundtracks which can complement this high quality output. The students will produce a substantial body of work across Film and Creative Documentary formats.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate competence and creativity, in terms of content and structure, across a range of film formats e.g. short film, documentary, music video, advertisement, promotional, avant-garde, experimental, viral.
  2. Employ creative editing techniques and advanced editing workflows integrating NLEs and DAWS for both creative documentary and short film
  3. Demonstrate advanced cinematography / lighting skills through a blocked off masterclass (3 weeks)
  4. Finish and master sound in keeping with professional standards and guidelines.
  5. Appreciate the role of the voice in film, TV, documentary and interactive media, and be competent in all practical activities pertaining to it.
  6. Implement film green screen compositing techniques and combine these with motion graphics skills
  7. Utilise advanced post production techniques.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the history and theory of audio/visual media.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cinematography/lighting design for short film.
To be delivered in a 3 week block by an industry professional.
Creative approaches to editing for documentary, experimental and short film.
n/a
Sound - post production
Finish and master sound in keeping with professional standards and guidelines.
Sound - the voice and dialogue
The voice and dialogue in pre-production, production and post-production.
Mixing and mastering soundtracks
n/a
Post-production workflows for short film / documentary.
n/a
VFX work.
n/a
Advanced colour grading techniques / mastering for multiple platforms.
n/a
Creative approaches to motion graphics and titling.
n/a
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project Group Creative Documentary 1,2,3,5 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Individual complete sound mix of a short produced in preceding year. 5 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Group Project Commercial format shoot e.g. Advertisement/Viral/Promo 1,2,3,5,6 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Group Project Post-production of final industry standard narrative short film 1,3,5,7,8 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Written analysis of a piece of audio/visual media. Students will present finding to class. 8 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Material will be delivered in an integrated manner by a combination of staff skilled in areas of audio/editing/tv production. Teaching in areas of tv studio production/camera/audio and editing will emphasise the interconnection of skills in these areas. Teaching in lectures to be structured around requirements of project work. Advanced content in cinematography will be delivered in block format by an industry professional over a three week period. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical 2 x 2 hr workshops: Material will be delivered in an integrated manner by a combination of staff skilled in areas of audio/editing/tv production. Teaching in areas of tv studio production/camera/audio and editing will emphasise the interconnection of skills in these areas. Teaching in practicals to be structured around requirements of project work. Advanced content in cinematography will be delivered in block format by an industry professional over a three week period. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Project work / skills development 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Howard, D. & Angus, J. 2009, Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, 4th Ed., Focal Press
  • Pepperman, R. D. 2004, The Eye is Quicker: Film Editing: Making a Good Film Better, Michael Wiese Productions
  • Honthaner, E. 2010, The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Ed., Focal Press
  • Yewdall, D. 2011, The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, Focal Press
  • Rabiger, M. 2013, Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 5th Ed.
  • Wright, S. 2010, Digital Compositing for Film and Video, 3rd Ed., Focal Press
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Rickitt, R. 2007, Special Effects: The History and Technique, Billboard Books
  • Brown, B. 2011, Cinematography: Image Making for Cinematographers, 2nd Ed., Focal Press
  • Alton, J. 2013, Painting with Light, University of California Press
  • Katz, B. 2007, Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, 2nd Ed., Focal Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 5 Elective
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 5 Elective
DK_MTFIP_7 Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film Practice 5 Mandatory