Making Movies 2

Subject FLTV20005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (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 11-Mar-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 05-Aug-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


Making Movies 2 is not available to students in their first year of study. This subject is open to Level 2 and Level 3 students upon successful completion of Making Movies 1.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Not available for BFA (FTV), BFA (Animation) or BFA (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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Ms Helen Gaynor


Helen Gaynor

T: 13MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Making Movies 2 provides students, who have been introduced to film production fundamentals in Making Movies 1, further insight into the practipalities of professional film production. The subject will advance the study of Making Movies 1, in the areas such as screenwriting, film directing, cinematography, animation and documentary.

This subject has a quota of 220.

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

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 schreen-based ideas, and

-Further ability to critically analyse the application of filmmaking techniques and creative aesthetics to screen-based narratives.


-Practical assignment - Week 4 (20%);

-10 x brief tests (Assessed weekly) (20%);

-Critical and creative practical task - End of Semester (60%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

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

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

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

-Prepared a concept suitable for screenplay development;

-Prepare narratives using visual storytelling techniques;

-Critically analyse the use of filmmaking tehchniques;

-Be able to apply knowledge of basic filmmaking fundamentals;

-Communicate story in both written and visual form.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)

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