Film Production: From Script to Screen

Subject 107-509 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Every day during the intensive period, from 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Arts (Cinema Management).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Barbara Creed
Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the history and development of the film studio system as well as alternative production modes from the independent sector. It will focus on the theoretical and practical elements involved in film and video production through advanced research and critical discussion with artists and practioners. It will explore new exhibition practices in relation to video installations in new exhibition spaces such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Students will gain specialized theoretical grounding in the issues relating to the creation, production, funding and exhibition of film and video installations. In addition, students will focus on the writing and editing of film and video scripts in relation to the pre-production and production stages of film-making. This subject will also examine different modes of creation and production in different national cinemas with emphasis on Australia and the Pacific. Other areas of focus will include: an evaluation of the varied and complex stages in the production and exhibition of a film and video installation, including script development, direction, editing, production, marketing, exhibition, censorship, criticism; the relationship between the history and theory of these processes to contemporary practices; the significance of the historical, cultural and theoretical context of film production and video installation.

Assessment: A 2000 word folio 20% (due at the end of May), and two 4000 words essays 80% (one due in February, one due in March).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

A subject reader will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop advanced research skills and writing skills;
  • develop their ability to think and argue critically and to express their ideas in written and oral communication;
  • develop skills in public presentation of film and media events.
Related Course(s): Master of Cinema Management

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