Available in 2021
Course code

CMNS3440

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

Students will develop the skills, knowledge and ability to create a live-action short film. Working in groups students will take on the role of either a screen-writer, a director, a cinematographer, an art director, a sound recordist/composer or an editor. Emphasis in this course will be focused on original treatment of the story through crew collaboration and creative processes for location film production.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of short film production through collaborative filmmaking practice;

2. Develop and critically analyse short film scripts for location based productions;

3. Identify and critically reflect on the creative process related to short film production practices;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of industry expectations in regard to WHS, risk assessments, budgeting, ethical and moral issues, and safe working practices.


Content

Topics to be covered are:

  • Professional production practices and creative processes for screen-based practitioners working in collaborative groups.
  • Industry expectation for short film productions including budgets, planning and scheduling, risk assessments, legal and copyright issues.
  • Editorial, technical and aesthetic content development for short film productions.
  • Planning and realising a short film production on time and within a limited resource base

Assumed knowledge

60 units at 2000 level including CMNS2035


Assessment items

Professional Task: Short film production exercise (20%)

Presentation: Present Crew role paperwork for a short film (20%)

Professional Task: Short film 6 minutes (40%)

Journal: Exegesis about Short Film practice (20%)


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).

Contact hours

Callaghan

Film Screening

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 13

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 1

Weeks 1-6 and Week 13

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 19 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 2

3 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks Weeks 2, 3, 4 and 5 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks Starting Week 6

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 1

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).

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