Film Industry Development
Film Industry Development 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module provides students with an overview of the changes and influences in the development of the modern film industry. There will be a historical context that presents the foundations of the current trends and production processes. The module will have an international perspective, which emphasises the ability for a multinational converged film industry. The taught element of the module will include: * Technology development within the film industry * Charting the changes in various international and transnational contexts * Film and media influence in the 20th and 21st centuries * Technology and disruption, including user generated content * Maximising of digital opportunities, including in distribution, production and marketing
The taught element of the module will include: * Technology development within the film industry * Charting the changes in various national film industries * Film and media influence in the 20th and 21st centuries * Technology and disruption, including user generated content * Maximising of digital opportunities, including in distribution, production and marketing
-threshold -Threshold: D- to D+Submitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows:1.Generally accurate but with omissions and errors.2.Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning.3.Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions.4.Draws on a relatively narrow range of material.
-good -Good: C- to B+Submitted work is competent throughout and may be distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It:1.Demonstrates good or very good structure and logically developed arguments.2.Draws at least in parts on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student.3.Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning.4.Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
-excellent -Excellent: A- to A*Submitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways:1.Has originality of exposition with the student’s own thinking being readily apparent.2.Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study.3.Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions.
- Be able to review technology’s impact and influence on the film industry.
- To be able to contextualise the transformation within international film industries.
- To interpret the challenges and opportunities for modern digital production.
- To recognise the development of conventions in film production.
- To recognise the influence of seminal figures in the development of production methods.
This will assess the student's engagement with the seminars, which will consist of a short blurb in a journal stating something they learned in the seminars each week.
A 2,500 word essay in which students should discuss how one national industry has changed because of a specific digital technology.