Reading Movies - A Practitioner's Guide (11140.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Arts And Communications
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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)
Through a series of film theory readings, discussions and screenings, students will expand their visual vocabulary as they gain insight into the filmmaker's cinematic decisions and how sound design, cinematography and editing aid the story, and why mise en scène is very important.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of film theory;
2. Analyse a film with reference to ideas of genre, theme, narrative, story and audience expectation; and
3. Contextualise film theory in terms of film practice.
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This unit looks at film theory from a filmmaking perspective. Students are introduced to theories of film analysis, learning how to read a film, understand its tropes and themes, genres and audience expectations, in the context of film making. Through a series of film theory readings, discussions and screenings, students will expand their visual vocabulary as they gain insight into the filmmaker's cinematic decisions and how sound design, cinematography and editing aid the story.
Equivalent units9676 Reading Movies - A Practitioner's Guide
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Ms Naomi Telushkin
We recommend that students buy :
The latest edition (edition 6) of Corrigan, Timothy, and Patricia White. The film experience: An introduction. Macmillan, 2012.
This book is available as an e book. https://www.macmillanlearning.co.uk//page/detail/the-film-experience-timothy-corrigan/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781319208189
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
In this unit late submissions will be marked pass fail thereby avoiding the possibilty that a student, despite meeting the learning outcomes of the unit, fails the unit due to a late submission penalty,.
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.
So the expectation should be .....150 hours / 13 weeks = 11.35 hours study per week
Attendance and participation is expected. Failure to attend may have a negative impact on your grade due to the missed learning opportunity.
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills. eg using Canvas , and word processing.
Work placement, internships or practicums