Documentary Production (11143.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify documentary forms and production techniques;
2. Research and write documentary proposals;
3. Produce, direct, film and edit documentary productions; and
4. Identify ethical issues related to documentary production.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites11138 Films Tools and a Meta-Narrative Vocabulary OR 11080 Digital Media Fundamentals
Equivalent units7883 Documentary Production
Assumed knowledgeBasic camera operation and operational understanding of a non-linear editing application.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Susan Thwaites|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Susan Thwaites|
No set texts. See Canvas site for additional resources and information.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
See individual assessment item guidelines.
Attending the three and a half filming workshops (Weeks 2-6) is vital for students taking this unit, as the films made during these workshops are assessable.
Attending the shorter (two-hour) tutorials (weeks 7 & 9) is also vital, as the information gained in these tutorials allows students to complete the final assessment.
As students are working in small groups and handling camera gear, there will be industry Safety Procedures in place that students will be guided in and must adhere to.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practice good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practice effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
All lectures for this unit are on-line are recorded.
Required IT skills
There is an expectation that students have basic film, lighting, editing and sound recording skills to begin this unit.
Consider the cost of a quality external hard drive to store your camera data and edit material safely.
Work placement, internships or practicums
None for this unit.
All filming involves logistics and health and safety considerations. As such, a safety report needs to be completed before each film shoot that is taken outside of class time. The safety report document can be found on the Canvas Site.