Core Module Information
Module title: Film Production I

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11170
Module leader: Iain Davie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This is the first of two modules which will present you with opportunities to develop your screen acting skills by being involved in a variety of film-making projects. The module covers a wide range of screen related content including preparing screen audition material, the production context of short film planning and producing, as well as learning pre- and post-production skills for short film on smart phone video cameras. You will also cover topics on developing independent short film proposals, story structure, story-boarding and scripting. Short, self-generated films with a given script will be produced as preparation for the self-generated film project in the module Film production 2. These short self-taped projects will also be used as casting for 3- and 10-minute films being produced by the MFA Film Directors. You will develop work on these 3-minute film projects during the module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Conceptualise and critically evaluate ideas and short film proposals in terms of story structure, creative potential and practical viability.
LO2: Critically apply a range of acting skills and techniques for bringing text alive in script development contexts and in the context of creating short film performances
LO3: Engage critically with the main aspects of screen production, including knowledge of the production context and evaluation of the roles involved in the process of film-making.
LO4: Critically reflect on your own screen performance skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donna Soto-Morettini
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is delivered through practical classes, tutorials, mentoring and short film projects. The classes will comprise a variety of practical workshops in film script development, short film production and the fundamentals of short-film making. Some of these sessions will focus on working with scriptwriters and directors to develop screenplays and you will engage in rehearsals and filming for 3-minute film projects directed by the MFA Film directors (LOs 3& 4). Practical workshops will also cover technical skills needed for both pre- and post-production in the creation of a short film (LOs 1 & 2). Each group will also have one hour mentoring for their short film project.

Formative Assessment:
Feedback given immediately in discussions with tutors allows you to understand your own progress and to adjust your learning goals and objectives as you progress. You will be also be given formative feedback on the short self produced films which feeds forwards into your final assessment. Formative feedback on short film proposals will help prepare you for the short film production next trimester.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment mark will be composed of four elements: Peer assessment of the production process of own 2-minute film (10%) (LO1); Self reflective paper on creating and marketing own film (15%)(LO4,5); Engagement in workshop and assessed 3-minute film performance in collaboration with MFA Film students (40%) (LO1,2,3); Self-taped scene (with supplied script) (35%) (LO1,2,3,4). All assessments are assessed against explicit assessment criteria rubric.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 22
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 178
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 10 1-3 6 HOURS= 01.00
Project - Written 15 1&5 8 , WORDS= 1500
Practical Skills Assessment 40 3&4 13 HOURS= 01.00
Practical Skills Assessment 35 3&4 14/15 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

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