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An introduction to the practical elements of studio-based television production.
This paper applies film theory to continuing development of practical skills within the studio. By completing this paper, students communicate ideas and information through filmmaking as well as develop critical and creative thinking in that context. Students will become conversant with elements of the studio.
The primary assessed tasks are two creative projects and related analytical and critical written and video assignments. These non-fiction and fiction short films are created in groups acting as film 'crews'. Crews employ informed thinking along with the tools of filmmaking, sound design, visual composition, lighting, both single and multi-camera cinematography, script development, editing, and location filming to realise their collective, and creative, vision.
|Paper title||Television Studio Production|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 COMS, FIME or MFCO points
- COMS 250, MFCO 250
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Due to restrictions on the facility, numbers for this paper may be capped. Please contact the department (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
- More information link
View more information on the Department of Media, Film and Communication's website.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Co-ordinator: Bernard Madill
- Paper Structure
Time commitment is balanced between
- Management of a practical studio based filmmaking project
- Aesthetic and structural analysis
- Learning and experiencing studio and video technology
- Theoretical film concepts relating to the above projects
Students have both individual and group opportunities:
- Individual: Two written critical and video interpretations, 50%
- Group: Two short films, and accompanying documentation, 50%
- Teaching Arrangements
- Twelve 1-hour lectures
- Twelve 1-hour informal seminars for film analysis and group meetings
- Twelve 3-hour studio sessions
Essential readings will be provided, plus a recommended reading list.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
- An understanding of the process of studio-based filmmaking
- Application of critical thinking focused on their own creative projects
- Productive and creative group processes towards an effective audio-visual item that communicates ideas to audiences
- Broad skills that can translate into short film making more generally