Intoduction to Film Production

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intoduction to Film Production

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FILM 101 or 102

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    This course provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills in production including directing, cinematography, editing and sound. It involves both individual and collaborative production exercises as well as script development assignments. 100% internal assessment.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of specific film production techniques and processes.
    2. Demonstrate technical proficiency and creative ability with audio-visual equipment and editing facilities at an introductory level.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of film narrative structure and script writing.
    4. Express their creativity and critical thinking about filmmaking in a range of media.
    5. Develop their ability to work in a team.

    Assessment
    Film Analysis- 10%
    Short Film Script- 25%
    Group production- 30%
    Film Portrait- 35%

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