Short Film Production
Short Film Production 2024-25
School of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
In this module you will develop your skills in the fundamentals of creating a short film. You will work as part of a small team and under the supervision of a tutor to develop, produce and complete a short dramatic film. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in video and audio recording and editing. You will practice the methods used for managing and directing a short production within the film industry. By the end of the module you will have produced a dramatic film, worked collaboratively in a production team, and developed a critical understanding of how films are made.
The first part of the course will teach students about the four main elements of short film production
- Video recording - Sound recording - Video editing - Audio editing and dubbing
Following this each group will work under the supervision of a tutor to develop and complete the film. The tutor will give students regular feedback on their work, and work with them to identify areas for development, give guidance on how each group, and each individual student, can improve their work.
Threshold (-D / 40%>)Submitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows: Generally accurate but with omissions and errors. Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning. Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions. Draws on a relatively narrow range of material.
-Good (-C / 50%>)Submitted work is competent throughout and occasionally distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: Good structure and logically developed arguments. At least in parts draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. Assertions are, in the main, backed by evidence and sound reasoning. Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
Very Good (-C / 60%>) Submitted work is competent throughout and distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates: Very good structure and logically developed arguments. Draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student. Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning. Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style.
-Excellent (-A / 70%>Submitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways: Has originality of exposition with the student's own thinking being readily apparent. Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study. Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions.
- Assess, select, and implement appropriate processes involved in short film production
- Critically reflect on own and group performance within a media production team
- Demonstrate adaptive expertise in media production
- Identify required production documentation and employ professional standards of practice in its use.
Production File Portfolio - film production paperwork
Working as part of a production team, you will produce a 3-minute dramatic film.