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Films Tools and a Meta-Narrative Vocabulary (11138.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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With great power comes great responsibility... in this unit students are introduced to the hardware and software of film production. But they are not just releasing their inner tech-head, before we can deliver a data set to a post-production workflow we must consider how best to serve needs of the story.

In a series of workshops, seminars and screenings students will work in groups as they investigate and apply the theory and practice of cinematography, film-editing and sound.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Effectively and safely engage with digital cinema cameras, and film lighting equipment;

2. Analyse cinematographic productions for technique and story content; and

3. Use technical knowledge to analyse a screenplay for logistics and story and develop strategies to support both.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour workshop on-campus per week.





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