Full Title:Moving Image Theory and Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:COMP C8047
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Upon course completion students will have gained a thorough understanding of the screen grammar of contemporary filmic media and will also gain knowledge of the historical development of this language. Students will also develop an understanding of the craft of screenwriting in areas such as characterisation, dialogue, visual storytelling and the cinematic grammar of the moving image.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Analyse still and moving images, having acquired theoretically-informed critical skills, and identify the ways in which they produce and transmit meaning.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the craft of screenwriting in areas such as characterisation, dialogue, visual storytelling and the cinematic grammar of the moving image.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the visualisation Process from concept to screen.
  4. Carry out a close textual analysis of a variety of film/animation texts identifying the ways in which they produce and transmit meaning.
  5. Understand the rules of shot sequencing and composition and demonstrate competence in planning effective visual sequences.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements used in creating visual messages such as mise-en-scene and editing.
  7. Understand and utilize good narrative writing techniques and structures
  8. Be able to employ narrative techniques for concept and content generation.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Visual Storytelling: The development of forms, film styles and genres
n/a
Visual Literacy: Reading the still and moving image
n/a
The Language of Film: Mise-en-scene, Continuity, Editing.
n/a
Shot types and constructing effective visual sequences
n/a
Scripting and scriptwriting conventions.
n/a
Narrative Forms and Strategies
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
Essay Students write a close analysis of the screen grammar utilised in a selection of filmic media. 1,2,4,6 20.00 100 40 Week 25 0
Continuous Assessment Students individually develop a short narrative script. 2,7,8 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Students analyse a range of still images identifying the ways in which they produce and transmit meaning. 1,6 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Students individually produce a storyboard based on their short narrative scripts. 2,3,5,6 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Essay Students analyze and deconstruct narrative structure in products such as feature length animations. 2,4,7 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

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 No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Bordwell, D. & Thompson, K. 2012, Film Art: an Introduction, 10th Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education [ISBN: 978-007131831]
  • Cook, P. 2008, The Cinema Book, 3rd Ed., British Film Institute London [ISBN: 978-184457193]
  • Cook, D. 2004, A History of Narrative Film, 4th Ed., Norton & Co. [ISBN: 978-039397868]
  • Thompson,R. ; Bowen, C.J. 2013, The Grammar of the Shot, CRC Press
  • Thompson, R. ; Bowen C. J., The Grammar of the Edit, 3rd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 0240526007]
  • Murch,W., In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Ed., Silman-James Press [ISBN: 1879505622]
  • Tierno, M., 2002, Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets From the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization, Hyperion, New York. [ISBN: 0-7868-8740-0]
  • Vogler, C. 2007, The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers, Michael Wiese Productions [ISBN: ISBN 978-1-93]
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_KTDCA_8 Higher Diploma in Science in 3D Computer Animation 1 Mandatory