Screen Practice 2A

Subject FLTV20006 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 23-Feb-2015 to 08-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 06-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 125 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

254 Hours


Screen Practices 1B (not to be taken concurrently)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
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 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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Contact Centre:

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Subject Overview:

Screen Practice 2A allows students to consolidate and grow the suite of craft & production skills learnt in Screen Practice 1A & B. They will refine their skills in the areas of pre-production, production (camera, lighting, sound/dialogue recording), production management, EH&S and post-production techniques (including a basic understanding of online editing & sound mixing). They will also enhance their visual storytelling skills. Students have the opportunity to write, direct & edit one short exercise and crew for other students in areas such as camera, lighting, production management, continuity & assistant directing.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate enhanced film directing skills
  • Apply further developed practical filmmaking skills including direction of actors, cinematography, production management, assistant directing and other fundamental principles of filmmaking
  • Demonstrate an understand of the basic techniques used to record and edit dialogue
  • Demonstrate development in their creativity and technical skills through production
  • Advance their leadership skills to guide productions from concept to completion.

Hurdle requirement

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Production Exercise 2A: 1 – Screen production (35%);

Crewing on Exercise 2A: 1 Approx. 60hrs on set plus 500 word written report (25%);

Production Blog for Ex 2A: 1 Equivalent 1000 words (15%);

Production Paperwork - Equivalent of 1000 words (15%);

Participation** (10%).

**Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills.

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:

  • Communicate in visual form;
  • Plan and organise their work and solve problems;
  • Show increasing levels of initiative, leadership and collaboration;
  • Apply practical and theoretical knowledge to problem solve both practically and creatively;
  • Begin consolidating a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

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