Digital Sound and Video

Unit code: ACM1006 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
St Albans


Media professionals need to be experts in producing digital forms of the 'old' recorded arts such as video, sound and text, as well as experts in putting these old forms together into new digital forms. This unit examines some of the technological developments that make possible contemporary forms of artistic expression and communication. It examines some of the conventions of visual language, techniques for shooting and editing digital video, and the operation of sound with digital video. The unit includes a special focus on sound production and editing. Industry professionals will be invited to showcase their work and discuss contemporary issues in digital video and sound production.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Develop digital video, audio and text with reference to contemporary principles of media literacy;
  2. Analyse, evaluate and develop digital media resources reflective of contemporary media terminology;
  3. Reflect on the connections between text, sound and digital video; and
  4. Create short digital sound and video projects.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 20%
Assessment 1 - Short Film Production Documents 1
Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 20%
Assessment 2 - Short Film Production Documents 2
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 10%
Framing and Shots
Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 50%
Short Film

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