Documentary Production (11143.1)
|Available teaching periods
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal 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
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.
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Mr Rob Hardcastle
No set texts. See Canvas site for additional resources and information.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
See individual assessment item guidelines.
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.
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.