Films Tools and a Meta-Narrative Vocabulary (11138.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
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 outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
As students of the University of Canberra, you will develop your critical thinking skills, your ability to solve complex problems, your ability to work with others, your confidence to learn independently, your written communication skills, your spoken communication skills and a variety of discipline related work skills.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr David Spencer|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr David Spencer|
A reading list and links to other materials, such as tutorials and film production documents are provided on the unit website. There is no compulsory set text, but students will find
Cinematography: theory and practice: image making for cinematographers and directors. Taylor & Francis
both fascinating and useful
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Extensions will only be given for substantial medical or similar unexpexted reasons. Workload pressures from other units, or outside employment, are not valid reasons for an extension. If an extension is given work must be submitted by the extension date. Work submitted after the agreed extension date will be assessed as late.
Special assessment requirements
Safety requirements for production in this unit:
No filming in or around vehicles. This includes stationary vehicles.
No weapons. This includes toy or replica weapons, projectiles and knives of any description.
No filming on or around edges e.g. beyond the safety barriers on a bridge or balcony, on the edge of a cliff, next to a precipice of any description.
No explosions or pyrotechnics, this includes all fireworks, bonfires or anything with flames.
Assignments that do not comply with the safety requirements will receive zero.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This unit has a lot of group work and the groups keep changing. This is a delibarate cohort building stratergy that aligns with the realities of film production. Working in groups is part of the task and managing and keeping up with the group requires a high level of commitment.
Having said that we recognise that not all students have the same level of commitment to their studies or this unit. This means means that we have to develope stratergies for when the group does not "step up".
The biggest indicator of success for this unit and, indeed, all units within the Film Production Major, is engagement - attending lectures and workshops, and completing exercises with groups.
Listening to the recorded lectures, at double speed, all alone, is a second best. It is also good to note that the Shoot and Edit assessment groups are identified each week in the lecture.
Required IT skills
Whilst many students come to this unit having had some experience editing video, video editing skills are not assumed knowledge for the unit. For students who are new to video editing, there is a weekly drop in session designed to give you support as you aquire these skills. Needless to say this session is also open to those who want to take their skills to the next level.
Work placement, internships or practicums