Introduction to Film, TV and New Media Production

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Film, TV and New Media Production

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces the principles and technologies of video production for both cinema and television. This includes the roles and responsibilities of production teams, production management, design and practice. Lecture delivery by experts in the major production areas of producing, directing, and cinematography, editing and sound informs this practice. You work in groups to produce videos which form a major part of their assessment.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Understand and apply the basic elements of design in each of the major production disciplines; production management, direction, camera, sound and editing.
    2. Utilise a working knowledge of the terminology, processes, and equipment used in media production.
    3. Be an effective communicator in a variety of professional contexts.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    The unit is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and group work. In tutorials, included is hands-on work relating to the operation of the digital camera; working in crew roles on set; digital non-linear editing; audio recording and editing; script and editing consultations and problem solving for video projects
    In order to benefit fully from the learning opportunities provided, you are strongly encouraged to:
    1. attend lectures delivered by a team of lecturers with specialist skills, on the theoretical, technical and design aspects of each of the major production specialities.
    2. attend tutorials and to practise as directed, so that you are appropriately skilled to work independently and within your groups.
    3. work cooperatively in groups.

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