- Filmmaking for Film Festivals (20 credits)
Create a short film, in groups, geared towards the short film festival marketplace. Develop your critical understanding of dramatic techniques and technical ability in a variety of production roles such as director, cinematographer and editor.
- Video Documentary Production (20 credits)
Devise, develop and deliver a short documentary in groups. Analyse the documentary form and further develop production skills such as planning, organisation, production management, camera, lighting, sound, digital workflow, and post-production techniques.
- Guerrilla Filmmaking (20 credits)
Develop your theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of Guerrilla filmmaking. Form your own production company and originate, develop, script, perform, shoot and edit a Guerrilla short film project.
- Film Theory and Criticism (20 credits)
Engage in an in-depth analysis of the major areas of film theory and criticism and gain a heightened capacity for critical thinking and an ability to analyse film ‘texts'. Focus on recent and contemporary film theories such as feminism, psychoanalysis, postmodernism and queer theory.
Optional modules (choose two):
- Experimental Digital Film Practice (20 credits)
Explore the key approaches to experimental film and digital film practice,video art and its practitioners. Conceive, plan, develop and edit a short video project and be encouraged to consider experimental approaches.
- Screenwriting (20 credits)
Understand the concepts and techniques employed in writing drama or comedy suitable for television or steaming service such as Netflix or Amazon. Learn how to develop an idea through the treatment stage, and finally into a script.
- The Moving Camera (20 credits)
Develop your understanding of moving cameras, their images and the impact of those images on screen. Explore and learn to control moving camera equipment including Steadicams, Track and Dollies, Jib-arm, and sliders in order to create professional moving compositions
- Digital Video Effects 1 (20 credits)
Gain a complete understanding of motion graphics, animation and some compositing concepts, techniques and vocabulary. Produce an infographic and a series of TV adverts.
- Post Production (20 credits)
Develop your technical understanding of Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, and how this software is used to craft a video project. Develop your critical understanding of editing and audio mixing from a dramatic/artistic perspective.