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Short Film Production (9671.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

Availability

  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 1     (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (191300) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176279) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165206) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139023) - View

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Syllabus

In this unit students in small groups will produce short drama productions. From scripting and pre-production through to filming and post-production, students explore the collaborative environment of short film Production.

Whilst considering the broad structure of a film crew this unit concentrates on two key themes.

Firstly the unit looks at the methodologies and creative challenges of directing actors in a live action film production. Working with professional actors in studio-based drama productions, students explore the creative relationships and tensions between the script, the actor, the director, and the camera.

Secondly the unit considers the technical demands of a short film production from a Production Management perspective. The unit concentrates on the operational and logistical challenges of turning a script into a film.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critically assess and evaluate different forms, styles and genres of drama production;

2. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in small creative teams, demonstrating advanced problem solving necessary to produce short drama productions;

3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of preproduction in the film making process; and

4. Demonstrate the ability to reflect upon and analyse the director actor relationship.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.

Prerequisites

7880 Introduction to Cinematography.

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

7885 Drama Production.

Equivalent Units

7885 Drama Production.



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