Full Title:Intermediate Audio/Visual Production
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MEDA I8004
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2015/16 ( February 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:Upon course completion students will have expanded on basic audio/visual production skills and will gain core intermediate digital camera and audio recording skills. They will develop intermediate knowledge of key video and audio skills in post production and become competent in basic chroma keying and motion graphics/visual effects. They will also explore combining A/V content and interactivity and will output a range of practical pieces of work to demonstrate all of the above.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate skills in visual storytelling and direction for audio/visual content.
  2. Script, film, edit and create a stand alone audio/visual piece and an interactive audio/visual piece.
  3. Demonstrate intermediate camera skills using digital video cameras.
  4. Plan, implement appropriate cross platform workflows in the production of audio/visual content.
  5. Identify, utilise and experiment with a range of lighting techniques i.e. 3 point lighting and lighting for dialogue scenes
  6. Operate post production grading and motion graphics softwares
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the history and theory of Audio/Visual content.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fundamentals of short audio/visual production.
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Fundamentals of direction for short audio/visual pieces.
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Advanced digital video camera operation including use of fixed focus lenses, waveform monitoring, understanding of gamma curves.
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Cinematography utilising a variety of cameras.
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Fundamentals of data wrangling and post-production workflow planning.
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Fundamentals of still image processing for digital video.
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Fundamentals of location specific audio recording.
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Application of sound design practice and theory in film production.
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Motion graphics work utilising cross-platform workflows and greenscreen.
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Intermediate editing skills for continuity editing.
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Historical/alternative aesthetic approaches to editing.
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Fundamentals of colour grading and mastering for digital video.
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Lighting for short audio/visual productions.
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Advanced production planning methodologies. documentary film.
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History and Theory
20th & 21st century history and theory of film editing, cinematography, lighting and sound.
Interactive narrative and documentary.
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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 Intermediate camera, lighting and audio practical test. 3,5 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Production of a narrative short. 1,3,4,5 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Presentation Presentation analysing a piece of Audio/Visual content inrelation to the content. 7 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Individual production of a motion graphic piece utilising a range of motion graphics techniques. 6 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Script, create, edit an interactive audio/visual piece. 1,2,3,4,5,6 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Presentation Presentation examining a piece of Audio/Visual content inrelation to the content covered during the semester. 7 10.00 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/digital video production. Teaching in areas of digital audio-visual 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. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Material will continue be delivered in an integrated manner by a combination of staff skilled in areas of audio/editing/digital video production. Teaching in areas of digital video production/camera/audio and editing will emphasise the interconnection of skills in these areas. Teaching practicals to be structured around requirements of project work. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Project Work / Independent Learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • 2012, After Effects Apprentice: Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, 3rd Ed., Focal Press Oxon, UK
  • Koo 2010, The DSLR Cinematography Guide, 1st Ed., nofilmschool.com
  • Thompson,R. ; Bowen, C.J. 2013, The Grammar of the Shot, 3rd Ed., CRC Press
  • Thompson, R. ; Bowen C. J 2013, Grammar of the Edit, 3rd Ed., Focal Press
  • Adobe Creative Team 2012, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book, 1st Ed., Adobe Press
  • Wright, S. 2010, Digital Compositing for Film and Video, 3rd Ed., Focal Press
  • Murch,W. 2001, In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Ed., Silman-James Press
  • Rabiger, M 2009, Directing the Documentary, 5th Ed.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Alten, S 2013, Audio in Media, 10th Ed., Wadsworth
  • Eargle, J. 2011, The Microphone Book, 3rd Ed., Focal Press
  • Jones, C ; Jolliffe, G ; Zinnes, A 2010, The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Film Making
  • Hart, J. 2007, The Art of the Storyboard: A filmmaker's introduction, 2nd Ed., Focal Press
  • Lackman, J. 2010, Lighting for Digital Video and Television, 3rd Ed., Focal Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 3 Elective
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 3 Elective
DK_MTFIP_7 Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film Practice 3 Mandatory