Digital Video

Course code CMNS6040Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Introduces students to the concepts, theory and practice of digital video in contemporary media environments. The course aims to develop student's understanding of the historical, social and creative contexts that contribute to digital video practice through readings and tutorials. Students will explore production and post-production processes, methods and techniques. The study will include the analysis and critique of contemporary digital video content, together with theoretical and practical projects designed to explore the creative potential of digital video production.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will:

1. have developed an understanding of the historical, social and creative contexts, production, platforms, genre and uses of digital video within contemporary media practice;

2. have gained knowledge and skills in planning, developing and editing digital video and of different files and formats;

3. be able to produce creative digital video content suitable for use in a variety of platforms and media contexts;

4. be able to critically appraise their own and the work of others.
ContentThis course will explore the production of digital video content.
Topics will be drawn, as appropriate, from:

1. Digital video: the meeting place between cinema, video and digital media.
2. Readings and essays on the history, social, cultural and creative contexts of digital video
3. Composing with digital images and sounds
4. Narrative and non-narrative structure and genre
5. Understanding context: cross media and interactive media
6. Digital video terminology, files and formats
7. Project concept brief, pre-production, development and planning
8. Production and post production processes, editing and mixing
9. Digital special effects and compositing
10. Production and analysis: platforms, context, exhibition and uses for digital video
Replacing Course(s)DESN6400 - Digital Imaging
TransitionCMNS6040 replaces DESN6400. Students who have passed DESN6400 cannot count CMNS6040 for credit. Students who have failed DESN6400 should enrol in CMNS6040.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThe course will assume that students have no previous knowledge of this field of study; however, it is assumed that students have a basic level of computer literacy.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS6040