SHOOTING SHORTS - INTRODUCTION TO SCREEN PRODUCTION

MSS2SCV

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will be introduced to single camera HD digital production and will be provided with the opportunity to explore the production forms examined in theoretical screen studies and media subjects. The major practical production involves working in small creative collaborative teams, where students will be assessed in the areas of direction, camera, editing or sound design and production management, to produce a completed five-minute short film.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThrough participation in practical field exercises and producing a short film project. In class screenings and readings, research into screen production roles, chosen genre and film analysis. Initiate, lead, negotiate and interact with others in planning. Constructing, adapting to and executing creative projects.  Work flexibly and creatively in one or more forms of media in response to project demands. Through participation in creating a creative project, deconstructing in-class screenings and performing critical analysis of the screen project.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMST2SCV OR MST3SCV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Producing Videos: a complete Guide

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMollison, Martha.

Year2010

Edition/Volume3rd Ed

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN

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Producing & Directing the Short Film and Video

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRea, P. & Irving, D.

Year2010

Edition/Volume4TH ED

PublisherFOCAL PRESS

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Film Art: An Introduction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavid & Thompson, K.

Year2013

Edition/Volume10th ed

PublisherNEW YORK: MCGRAW-HILL

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Short Site. Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCrimmings, E. & Graham, R.

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherACMI

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Writing the Short Film

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCooper, P. & Dancyger, K.

Year2005

Edition/Volume3RD ED

PublisherOXFORD ELSEVIER FOCAL

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate the effective use of techniques in the manipulation of image and sound.
02. Demonstrate critical and practical knowledge of a range of screen media, genres, aesthetic forms and practices.
03. Work independently and collaboratively in the Creative Arts Discipline in response to project demands.
04. Demonstrate the capacity for critical self-reflection in a variety of collaborative and independent modes of practice, and within these

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Class requirements

Lecture/FilmWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
This is a screen production subject & relies on Technical support and facilities from ASSC Technical Support. Screening films and good audio visual

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
There is a lot of production equipment involved in these screen production subjects. Ideally the tutorials will be scheduled in the same room or a one hour break between tutes allowing for equipment set up/pack down etc. THIS WOULD MEAN THAT NO OTHER CLASS COULD BE SCHEDULED DURING THE BREAK TH

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1500-word equiv Screenplay Analysis This assessment involves multiple components, including in-class activities

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

2500-word equiv participation in screen production This assessment involves group work which leads to a screen production outcome. Each student will perform an allocated role with specific responsibilities attached, such as Film Director, Cinematographer, Sound Designer, Production Manager.

N/AOtherCombinedNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4