Motion Picture Techniques

Subject DNCE60019 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours per week x 8 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

9 hours per week



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Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

In this subject students study cinematography, editing, sound design and art direction. This includes such aspects as framing and lighting the body and analysis of dance on screen artwork. Students develop their own concepts and explore methods of realisation. The student develops understanding of the roles of choreographer, video camera director and editor and a collaborative approach is fostered.

Learning Outcomes:


Short practical studies and problem solving exercises (60%); short written reports totalling no more than 2,000 words (40%). Hurdle requirement - 80% attendance.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:

Not offered in 2009

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