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.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ADM5002

Prerequisites

Nil.

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

Essay, Research investigation - contemporary digital communication issue Students critically review and interpret the impact of technology on communities and present their findings in a report that construes a position (L1) (L2)
Assessment type Description Grade
Essay Research contemporary digital communication issue. (individual) 25%
Creative Works Synopsis, monologue script ad storyboard.(group) 25%
Creative Works Short autobiographical film for online delivery. (group) 50%
Creative Works, Synopsis, monologue script ad storyboard Students devise creative concepts and present their ideas in a range of formats expected in industry in preparation for a competitive work environment. (L1) (L5) Creative Works, Short autobiographical film for online delivery (group assignment) Students interpret theory and principles of video and sound design theory to create innovative practical productions. Students participate as a producer for one aspect of a digital video production and demonstrate specialised project management skills. (L3) (L4) (L5)

Required reading

Do the movies have a future?
Denby, D / 2012
Simon and Schuster

The Craft of the Cut
Riley, M and Chirtou, M / 2012
Wiley

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