In this unit, students examine some of the technological developments that have made computer mediated forms of artistic expression and communication possible. Students explore some of the conventions of visual and aural language, techniques for shooting and editing digital video and the operation of sound with digital video. They undertake production and post-production of digital audio and video. Students also storyboard, shoot, digitise and edit video clips and create digital sound effects and sound tracks. Readings cover the history of video and sound technologies, technical theory and technique. The aesthetics of combining audio and video are considered through introductory discussion of film theory.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interpret theory and principles of video and sound design theory to create productions that will serve as an innovative portfolio pieces in a dynamic industry;  
  2. Convince and persuade others using industry terminology concerning digital sound and video production;  
  3. Critically review the impact of moving image technology on communities;  
  4. Negotiate a producer role for one aspect of a digital video production and advocate for certain contextualised decisions; and  
  5. Exhibit project management skills.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Present an example of moving image that will inform your video project 25%
Creative Works Project Documentation 25%
Creative Works Short autobiographical video for online delivery 50%

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