DOCUMENTARY AND PRODUCTION

MSS3DOC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will draw on their previous critical and production subjects to understand, question, contest and produce creative works. Students will build on their theoretical and practical understanding of non-fiction media practices by exploring key debates related to the treatment of human subjects, claims to truth, performance, voice and relations between propaganda, political and personal forms of media. Through a series of lectures, practical exercise, screenings and demonstrations, students explore a range of aesthetic approaches and production techniques relevant to documentary and factual production. Drawing on treatments developed in creative teams, students will work together to produce short documentaries for possible broadcast based on a selection of projects pitched in class.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThrough researching and pitching a proposed documentary concept to the class and participating in a short documentary. Pitching a creative project, leading discussion and screening media work in a public space. Construct and produce a fully researched short documentary video using practical and critical audio-visual skills. In class critique and discussion. Produce and attend production meetings, attend all classes punctually and display time management skills working to a deadline. Through participation in the creative project, critique of in-class screenings and writing a critical review.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students are required to have successfully completed MSS2SCV (MST2SCV) or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCST3DOC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

New Challengers for documentary

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRosenthal. A & J Corner.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS, MANCHESTER

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Source locationN/A

The Documentary Film Movement:An Anthology

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAitken, I

Year1998

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherEDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Theorizing Documentary

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRenov, M

Year1993

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTLEDGE, NEW YORK

ISBNN/A

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Directing the Documentary, 5th ed.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRabiger, M

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFOCAL PRESS, AMSTERDAM

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Stories We Tell

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPolley, Sarah.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLionsgate, USA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Source locationN/A

Introduction to Documentary

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNichols, B.

Year2017

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherINDIANA University Press

ISBNN/A

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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 effective communication in writing, speech and or other media
02. Ability to express ideas in a public forum
03. Produce creative work at a high standard which demonstrates the effective use of techniques in the manipulation of sound and image.
04. Demonstrate ability to work both collaboratively and individually on screen media projects.
05. Expand knowledge of screen media genres, aesthetics and their cultural contexts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Class requirements

Lecture/FilmWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Lectures will be held in the first 5 weeks and then again in the 9th week of semester.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Pitch and Proposal (equiv. 1000words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Individual participation in a short Documentary Production (equiv. 2,000word)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual Critique, self reflection and review (1,000-word)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO5