Module Information

Module Identifier
FM37520
Module Title
Advanced Cinematography and Production Design
Academic Year
2023/2024
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Pre-Requisite
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Creative Pitch  Creative pitch of the production design or cinematography concept for a given script 10 Minutes  40%
Semester Assessment Creative Artefact and Reflective Essay  A creative artefact demonstrating professional role in either camera, lighting or art departments with accompanying 1000-word reflective essay 2 Minutes  60%
Supplementary Assessment Creative Pitch  Creative pitch of the production design or cinematography concept for a given script 10 Minutes  40%
Supplementary Assessment Creative Artefact and Reflective Essay  A creative artefact demonstrating professional role in either camera, lighting or art departments with accompanying 1000-word reflective essay 2 Minutes  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of how filmmakers communicate and innovate through cinematography and production design

Apply advanced technical skills to explore aesthetic and stylistic enquiry, and utilise creative problem solving

Engage in best industry practice and protocols

Understand how their learning can be applied to a professional pathway into industry

Manage independent and collaborative practical projects to successful completion

Brief description

Building upon the second year Film Craft module, in this module students will further explore filmmaking from the perspective of the visual language of filmmaking. Combining theory and practice, sessions will provide advanced hands-on exploration of the film crafts of cinematography and production design to allow students to further explore the visual aspects of film language. The module will put emphasis on industry roles and entry level pathways into camera, lighting or art departments.

Content

Through lectures, seminars and practical workshops students will develop their creative and technical skills. Students will also gain understanding of industry practice and engage with the different roles available within the relevant departments.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students will be engaging in team work, learning through experience and receiving feedback on the effectiveness of their own critical communication.
Improving own Learning and Performance Via independent and group work, students will learn how to make use of the available means, how to overcome obstacles, as well as how to cope with (constructive) criticism.
Information Technology Students will be making film work using digital media technologies competently and appropriately.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be using the Portfolio as an effective working tool for academic and career development and reflection. Students will evaluate and analyse their own work and that of their peers with reflexivity and consideration.
Problem solving Students will be challenged with both practical and theoretical problems and then engaging in individual and group activities to solve these problems.
Research skills Students will think analytically, researching in both practical and intellectual contexts, developing distinctive skills as a practitioner-theorist.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be able to make film work to an increasingly professional standard in their chosen craft.
Team work Students will extensively be engaged in teamwork not only during seminars and workshops, but also in their assignment projects, gaining knowledge and experience in team co-ordination and organization.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6