Documentary Production (7883.6)
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|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)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate documentary forms and production techniques;
2. Effectively research and write documentary proposals;
3. Produce, direct, film and edit documentary productions;
4. Reflect upon and analyse the documentary form; and
5. Understand ethical issues related to documentary production.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - 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
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 - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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There is no compulsory text book for this unit. However, there are readings available via the unit reading list on Canvas. It is expected that students will take the time to read these in conjunction with the lectures and screenings shown each week. Lecture notes and relevant links will also be put on the unit's website on Canvas each week.
- Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos Alan Rosenthal, 2007 Southern Illinois University Press/ Carbondale
- Documentary Storytelling – Making Stronger and More Dramatic Nonfiction Films, Sheila Curran Bernard, 2007 Focal Press
- Documentary Now! Contemporary Strategies in photo, film and visual arts/editing, Frits Gierstberg, 2005 Rotterdam: NAi Publishers
- Documentary Filmmakers Speak, Liz Stubbs, 2002 Allworth Press New York
- Sound Design – The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema, David Sonnenschein 2001 Michael Wiese Productions CA
Students must maintain a satisfactory level of attendance. Attendance below 80% may adversely affect your ability to complete the unit at a satisfactory level.
Please advise the unit lecturer (by email), in advance, if you are unable to attend a particular class.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to know how to use an editing software that allows them to edit the documentaries they make in this unit. These skills are not taught in this unit.
Students are expected to have a sound understanding of the PC/Macintosh operating system and some familiarity with media and/or graphic design software.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Applications for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances (that is, special consideration) should be submitted via email to the unit convener. Each application for an extension has to be supported by appropriate documentation. For advice on documentary evidence to support applications for extensions, please refer to the Assessment Guide that supports the Assessment Procedures.
"Students should apply for extensions before the due submission date, and are advised to do so as early as possible. Applications after the due submission date may be considered only in exceptional circumstances" (3.14 Assessment Procedures).
Penalties for late submission or non-completion of mandatory assessment
TAFE Queensland applies the following amendments to the late submission procedures detailed in Section 9.12.48 of the Assessment Policy and Procedures handbook.
All work must be completed and submitted by the due date. Applications for an extension may be made on the grounds of verifiable circumstances and must be submitted formally via email to the unit convener using the Assignment Extension Form. Students should apply for extensions as early as possible before the due date. Applications made after the due date will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.
Work submitted after the due date without an approved extension will be assessed on a pass or fail basis without feedback. Assignments submitted over 7 days late will receive a mark of zero.