Making Movies 1

Subject FLTV10010 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 31-Jan-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Jun-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 x 2hr lectures = 24 contact hrs
Total Time Commitment:

95 Hours

Prerequisites: None
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 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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Ms Helen Gaynor


Helen Gaynor

T: 13MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Making Movies 1 allows students with little or no background in movie making to be introduced to the fundamentals of the role of the film director, writer and producer, and to gain an insight into professional film production techniques. The subject will explore topics such as screenwriting, film directing, cinematography, film editing & post-production, actor direction, production aesthetics, film crew organisation etc.

This subject has a Semester 1 enrolment quota of 220.

This subject has a Semester 2 enrolment quota of 220.

Selection is based on the order in which students enrol in the subject.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject students will have:
• an enhanced understanding of the grammar of screen language and the basic principles of filmmaking;
• the capacity to understand and apply complex techniques to express screen-based ideas;
• the ability to critically analyse the application of filmmaking techniques and creative aesthetics to screen-based narratives.

  • A sequence of images that tell a story (maximum of 10 images). Due Week 6 (50%)
  • 10 x brief tests (Assessed weekly) (20%)
  • Written task. (equivalent of 1000 words) Due week 12 (30%)

Late submission
* Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late. Using electronic submission means work may be submitted on any day.
* Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days (or 1 week if due on a weekend) after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:
• prepare narratives using visual storytelling techniques;
• critically analyse the use of filmmaking techniques;
• apply knowledge of basic filmmaking fundamentals;
• communicate story in both written and visual forms.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)

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