Core Module Information
Module title: Film Production II

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: CLP11171
Module leader: Iain Davie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance


Description of module content:

This is the second of two screen focused modules which will present you with a variety of opportunities to be involved in a range of screen projects. Building on Film production 1, you will develop and extend your skills in short film creation, exploring opportunities to create independent work for web presentation and developing screenplays. Working in groups, you will create a film artefact in any genre (short dramatic film/extended scene/sketches/mini-web series). In addition, you will be cast in two filming projects: the first will be a scene shot by professional staff and the second will be a 5 to 10-minute film, made in collaboration with MFA Film Directing students or other collaborator

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in planning and executing the realisation of an original short film project.
LO2: Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a significant range of the principal professional acting skills, techniques, practices associated with the bringing text alive in script development and short film performance contexts.
LO3: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and roles involved in screen acting, including a knowledge of the context and roles involved in the process of film-making.
LO4: Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional standards and conduct, dealing with complex issues and making informed artistic judgements.
LO5: Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge in your skills, practices and thinking in screen performance.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, 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: Iain Davie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be comprised of practical classes, group tutorials, practical screen projects and mentoring. You will undertake a variety of practical classes in screen script development and fundamentals of short-film making. Some of these sessions will focus on opportunities to create independent work for web series development (LOs 1, 2 & 3), and some will focus entirely on working with scriptwriters and directors to further develop screenplays (LO2). You will engage in rehearsals and filming for both a professional scene and also a 5 to 10-minute film project directed by MFA Film directors (LOs 2& 4). You will work collaboratively in groups to create a potential web series and film a short pilot/sizzle tape (LO3&4). You will also engage in individual critical reflection on your own work and the processes of short film production (LO5). Each group will have 2 hours of mentor time, which they are free to use at any point in their production work and there will be 4 half-hour tutorials for each filming group.

Formative Assessment:
Feedback given immediately in workshop/rehearsal discussions with writers, directors and tutors allow you to understand your own progress and to adjust your learning goals and objectives as you progress

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment mark will be composed of four elements: performance in a 2-3 minute extended scene shot by professional crew/staff (20%) (LO2); a 3-5 minute film artefact (20% which includes an element of peer assessment) (LO1,2,3,4); a 5 to10-minute film performance in collaboration with MFA Film students (50%) (LO1,2,3,4) ; a Reflective essay on the processes of, and individual performance in, a 5 to 10-minute film production (10%) (LO5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 2
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 378
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 20 2-4 7 HOURS= 00.03
Project - Practical 20 1-4 13 HOURS= 00.05
Project - Practical 50 2-4 12 HOURS= 00.10
Project - Written 10 5 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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