Core Module Information
Module title: Film Narrative 2

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD07112
Module leader: Dylan Ford
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:

On this module you will gain an understanding of the essential skills required to plan, film, and edit dramatic fiction scenes and sequences. You will develop an understanding of the basic processes involved in pre-production, production and post-production within film making. You will learn the importance of effective pre-visualisation in support of dramatic structure and you will develop your understanding of the basic principles of the use of sound in cinema. You will study narrative structure, the development of character and of viable dialogue, and the creation of mise-en-scene in a short dramatic scene for film.In a series of exercises and projects, you will apply appropriate working methodologies for scripting, preparing, shooting and editing short film projects. You will apply the principles behind systems of continuity (such as the 180 degree continuity system), the basic principles of sound recording for sequence continuity and basic sound design towards the completion of practical projects. You will learn how to appropriately use basic 3 point lighting for film and you will learn the appropriate health and safety procedures alongside developing an awareness of risk assessment protocols for filming using lights and other equipment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Develop an awareness of the main concepts and principles of narrative structure and continuity through well-structured and coherent practical film projects.

LO2: Gain an appreciation of the basic rules of script structure and character generation in the development of a short scene screenplay.

LO3: Recognise the importance of continuity editing principles.

LO4: Acquire an understanding of the main theories, concepts and principles involved in sound design.

LO5: Collaborate effectively in a team within the development and realisation of creative film projects, taking account of your own practice and responding to the roles and responsibilities of other team members.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Zoe Irvine
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 85
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 9
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Reflective Log 20 1~5 12 , WORDS= 1200
Project - Practical 40 1~2~3~4~5 6 HOURS= 0
Project - Practical 40 1~3~4~5 12 HOURS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD07112 Film Narrative 2