Screen and TV Studies (9718.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Understanding screen production processes and demystifying film technology is empowering for actors. In Screen Production students develop screenwriting, camera, directing, sound recording and editing skills, culminating in a series of location showreel scenes.
In Screen Studies students develop an understanding of historical and current screen industry influences to deepen their connection with industry, and empower them with the skills to remain current and actively engaged. Students are expected to research and reflect on the ideas covered in class in an academic blog.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Employ on camera acting techniques at a developing level;
2. Apply scene and role analysis techniques in on camera performances;
3. Apply technical skills and knowledge in a video production;
4. Understand and apply knowledge of screen production processes, roles and protocols; and
5. Engage critically with a range of different screen theory concepts and with academic research processes.
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites9713 Performance Skills 3
Corequisites9714 Performance Skills 4
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Lisa O'Neill|
Weekly readings extracted from the following texts and online sources:
MODULE 1: ACTING FOR CAMERA
Bruder, M., Cohn, L., Olnek, M., Pollack, N., Previto, R., Zigler, S., (1986). A Practical Handbook for the Actor. New York, NY: Vintage Books.
Caldarone, M., Lloyd-Williams, M. (2004). Actions: the actors' thesaurus. London, UK: Nick Hern Books Limited.
Carter, D. (2010) The Art of Acting …and how to master it, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK: Kamera Books.
Croft, D. G. (Director) (1987) Michael Caine: On Acting in Film, Arts, and Entertainment. (Documentary) UK: BBC. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZPLVDwEr7Y
DeKoven, L. (2006). Changing Direction: A practical approach to directing actors in film and television. Burlington, MA: Focal Press.
Do try this at Home-DramaLabs. Retrieved from http://dramalabs.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/five-hagen-exercises.pdf
Gillet, J. (2007). Acting on Impulse: Reclaiming the Stanislavski Approach. London: Metheun Drama, A & C Black Publishers Limited.
Hagen, U. (2009) Respect for Acting, New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Hodge, A. (2010) Actor Training, London and New York: Routledge.
Hooks, E. (2004). The Actor's Field Guide: Acting notes on the run. Broadway, NY: Back Stage Books.
Houseman, B. (2008). Tackling Text – a step-by-step guide for actors. London, UK: Nick Hern Books (pages 71-2; 127-150).
Stevens, J. (1997) Actors Turned Directors: on eliciting the best performance from an actor and other secrets of successful directing. Beverly Hills, CA: Silman-James Press.
MODULE 2: SCREEN PRODUCTION
Aaronson, L. (2000). Screenwriting Updated: new (and conventional) ways of writing for the screen. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
Bettman, G. (2003). First Time Director: how to make your breakthrough movie. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions.
Goldberg, D. B. (2012). First-Time Filmmaker Fuck-Ups: navigating the pitfalls to making a great movie. Oxford: Focal Press.
Katz, S. D. (1991) Editing: Temporal Connections Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions. Pp.145-156.
Landau, N., Frederick, M. (2010). 101 Things I Learned in Film School. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing.
Millerson, G. & Owens, J. (2008). Video Production Handbook. (4th ed.). Oxford: Focal Press.
Mollison, M. (2003). Producing Videos: a complete guide. (2nd ed.) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin.
Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a book® The official training workbook from Adobe Systems. Retreived from - http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780321919380/samplepages/0321919386.pdf
Rabiger, M. (2007) Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics (4th ed.). Oxford: Focal Press.
Reisz, K. & Millar, G. (2010) Dialogue Sequences. The Technique of Film Editing (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Focal Press. Pp. 65-78.
Rouse, M. (director) (2005) The Crew: Go Behind the Scenes of the Film Industry: Costume Camera & Grips Department. (DVD) USA: First Light Media.
Turnbull, M. (2008), Scheduling, in Case, D., Gailey, L. & Knapman, C. et al., The Production, Budgeting and Film Management Satchel, Sydney, NSW: AFC/AFTRS. Pp. 7-13.
MODULE 3: SCREEN STUDIES
Altman, R. (1999). Film/Genre. Suffolk, UK: British Film Institute.
Bordwell, D., & Thompson, K. (2013). Film Art: an introduction (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Collins, F. & Davis, T. (2004). Australian Cinema: after Mabo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Dancyger, K. (2013). The Technique of Film & Video Editing. Burlington, MA: Focal Press.
Dawson, C. (Director) (2014). Advance Australian Film. (DVD/Video). Australia: www. advanceausfilm.com.
King, G. (2002). New Hollywood Cinema. London, UK: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Kolker, R. (1998). The Oxford Guide to Film Studies. Ed. John Hill and Pamera Church Gibson. Oxford: Oxford UP.
Langford, B. (2005). Film Genre: Hollywood and Beyond. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.
Muller, G. & Williams, J. (2003) Ways In: approaches to reading and writing about literature and film. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Rayner, J. (2000). Contemporary Australian Cinema: an introduction. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Villarejo, A. (2013). Film Studies: the basics. Oxon, USA: Routledge.
Students are encouraged to attend all sessions to successfully complete the theoretical and practical requirements.
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:
- Practise 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
- Practise 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
Required IT skills
Students are required to utilise free blogging software programs for their outward facing blogs.
The University of Canberra will provide video camera and related video production gear, editing software and systems, but students are advised to invest in external hard drives to back up their projects and footage.
Students will be required to use the online student management system Canvas
Work placement, internships or practicums