Making Movies 2

Subject FLTV30007 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

95 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Not available to Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) students.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

Making Movies 2 provides students, who have been introduced to film production fundamentals in Making Movies 1, further insight into the practicalities of professional film production. The subject will advance the study of Making Movies 1, in areas such as screenwriting, film directing, cinematography, film editing & post-production, actor direction, production aesthetics, film crew organisation etc.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will have:

  • An enhanced understanding of the practicalities of filmmaking;
  • An overview of the different qualities of various delivery platforms;
  • Further capacity to understand and apply complex techniques to express screen-based ideas, and
  • Further ability to critically analyse the application of filmmaking techniques and creative aesthetics to screen-based narratives.
  • Practical assignment (20%);
  • 12 x brief on-line tests (20%);
  • Critical and creative writing task (60%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed the ability to:

  • Prepare a concept suitable for screenplay development;
  • Prepare narratives using visual storytelling techniques;
  • Critically analyse the use of filmmaking techniques;
  • Be able to apply knowledge of basic filmmaking fundamentals;
  • Communicate story in both written and visual forms.

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