Documentary Projects 1A

Subject FLTV70018 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 120
Total Time Commitment:

130 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Contact Centre

T: 13MELB (13 6352)


Subject Overview:

Documentary Projects 1A teaches craft skills in the First Semester that cover major aspects of filmmaking specific to this chosen strand of study. This subject is delivered in practical based workshops, where students learn to apply the skills taught in Screenwriting 1 and Screen Language 1A by assuming responsibility for their Semester One production. Each student will write, direct and edit his/her own exercise. In addition, students will crew and collaborate on other student productions within their own year group. Students may elect to produce their Semester One project on or off campus depending on the necessary locations. Students are also expected, when crewing on fellow student’ exercises, to work on or off campus as required.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject will enable students to:
• develop an understanding of filmmaking techniques and equipment specific to documentary;
• develop an understanding of the pre and post production processes;
• develop an effective understanding of the intensity of the filmmaking process;
• develop the ability to work within a filmmaking crew in a designated crewing role.


Students are required to crew on fellow students exercises (20%).

Exercise One
Exercises shall be of a short duration in length. The specific details of the production depend on the specialization and students will refer to their production guidelines handbook. Each student writes, directs and edits his/her own production.

Production Folio
All industry standard pre-production, production and postproduction paperwork to be handed in at a professional standard to the supervising producer on due dates.

Class/Workshop Participation
Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, the ability to discuss and give/receive feedback and teamwork skills. Attendance is compulsory.

Students must submit all assessment items in order to be eligible for a pass in this subject. Students must attend 80% of workshops, classes and lectures in order to be eligible for assessment.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• plan and organise work;
• demonstrate developed creative and technical skills in the area of film and television;
• effectively manage competing demands on time;
• exhibit the ability to lead a team as well as participate as a member of a collaborative group whilst respecting individual differences;
• communicate in oral, visual and written forms.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Film and Television

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