Full Title:Introduction to Digital Audio/Visual Techniques
Module Code:MEDA C8Z06
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:On completion of the course students will have developed a hands on knowledge of a range of practical skills across the various disciplines in audio/visual production, producing substantial individual and group projects demonstrating these principles.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Manage a production from initial stages through to completion utilising industry standard production methods and paperwork.
  2. Interpret a script from concept through storyboarding and shot lists to final edit
  3. Understand and utilise the basic principles of shot composition, lighting and sequence shooting.
  4. Demonstrate basic skills in manual digital camera operation and audio recording equipment.
  5. Demonstrate ability to effectively record audio both to camera and to standard digital audio recorders.
  6. Utilise a digital non-linear editing system to edit video and audio effectively.
  7. Understand and practically apply key principles of technical theory relevant to digital audio and video - formats, codecs, bit rates, transcoding etc.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fundamentals of manual digital video camera operation and of tapeless digital video workflows.
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Fundamentals of digital audio recording techniques including microphone choice and placement, metering and monitoring.
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Fundamentals of digital audio/video formats.
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Fundamentals of digital non-linear audio and video editing.
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Introduction to titling and motion graphics.
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Fundamentals of shot types and of constructing effective visual sequences.
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Fundamental principles of cinematography.
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Fundamental principles of sound design.
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Fundamentals of lighting for camera.
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Fundamental principles of editing.
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Fundamentals of shooting interviews, visual sequences, dialogue scenes, musical performances and basic factual TV style content.
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Fundamentals of industry standard production paperwork.
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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
Class Test Individual camera and audio recording proficiency test. 4 5.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Conceive, storyboard, shoot and edit a basic audio/visual sequence. 2,3,4,6,7 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Group Project Conceive, storyboard, shoot and edit a scripted piece to camera which includes cutaway sequences and a dialogue scene for two characters. 1,3,4,5,6,7 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Multiple choice exam on technical knowledge relevant to digital video and audio production 7 5.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Individual digital non-linear editing proficiency test 6 5.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Individual 'animatic' storytelling exercise utilising still images basic sound design. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Group Project Conceive, storyboard, shoot and edit a music video which includes multiple camera approach to filming the performance elements 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 25.00 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 camera/audio and editing will emphasise the interconnection of skills in these areas. Teaching in lectures to be structured around requirements of project work. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical 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 camera/audio and editing will emphasise the interconnection of skills in these areas. Teaching in practicals to be structured around requirements of project work. 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Independent Study Skills development / Project work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Roy Thompson, Christopher J. Bowen 2013, The Grammar of the Shot, 3rd Ed., CRC Press
  • Roy Thompson 1993, The Grammar of the Edit, Focal Press
  • Alten, S. 2013, Audio in Media, 10th Ed., Wadsworth [ISBN: 1133957625]
  • Eargle, J. 2011, The Microphone Book, 3rd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 0240820754]
  • Adobe Creative Team 2012, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book, 1st Ed., Adobe Press [ISBN: 0321827333]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Holman, T 2010, Sound for Film and Television, 3rd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 0240813308]
  • Lackman, J. 2010, Lighting for Digital Video and Television, 3rd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 0240812271]
  • Hart, J. 2007, The Art of the Storyboard: A filmmaker's introduction, 2nd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 0240809602]
  • Katz, S. 1991, Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen, 1st Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 0941188108]
  • Murch,W. 2001, In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Ed., Silman-James Press [ISBN: 1879505622]
  • Focal Press 2010, Digital Compositing for Film and Video, 3rd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 024081309X]
  • Jones, C ; Jolliffe, G ; Zinnes, A 2010, The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Film Making, 1st Ed., Continuum [ISBN: 1441180788]
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 1 Mandatory
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 1 Mandatory
DK_MTFIP_7 Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film Practice 1 Mandatory