- Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Edward Braman
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: I
- Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
- See module specification for other years: 2024-25
This optional module will give students a producer and developer's eye-view on the film production process. Students will develop a short film project - fiction of documentary - from idea to script or treatment and then work up a production plan which will take you to the point of principal photography. In the process students will acquire key camera, sound recording, location and casting skills and will shoot a short group film to consolidate their initial shooting and production knowledge. In some cases, schedule and equipment depending, students will have the opportunity to complete their own short film - as developed in this module - during the summer term
|Autumn Term 2022-23
This module aims to:
Provide you with an inter-disciplinary structure in which you can explore the development and key pre-shoot production stages of the film creation process
Equip you with initial skills in camera, sound and key production office processes, like locations and casting
Acquaint you with script or documentary development processes in line with practical issues of realisation and production.o provide
Explore the relation of production processes and aesthetic goals to particular forms of output.
At the end of this module students will be able to
Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of crew members and their position within the overall film production framework
Develop, refine and present film program concepts in both written and, potentially, visual form.
Analyse story and script requirements to develop an effective production strategy
Prepare for and manage film preproduction including script development, budgeting, scheduling and procurement of required elements for filming.
Demonstrate the initial skills to use camera and sound to realise your production goals
Identifying suitable stories for film; developing the story concept; presenting the story concept and pitching; refining story and creating script
|% of module mark
Students receive regular feedback in Autumn term on informal development exercises (e.g., creating a concept outline, presenting a pitch of a story idea, creating a draft treatment, etc.) as part of timetabled seminar sessions. There is also a formative group shooting exercise in which the entire cohort receives both staff and peer formative feedback
|% of module mark
Students will receive in-person feedback for the first draft screenplay/rich treatment exercise in time-tabled sessions with tutors. Feedback on assessment wiil be within four weeks as per university guidelines