Core Module Information
Module title: Project Production and Post Production

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SCA11115
Module leader: James Mavor
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance
Prerequisites

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Description of module content:

The module gives an overview of production and post production roles and processes in writing, producing and directing in fiction, and documentary film making.

For directors the emphasis is on shooting techniques, and on working with actors and crews, and on creative post-production, including editing, sound design and use of music.

For producers, the emphasis is on line-producing the shoot, the management of post production, its routes and options, and on finding the audience - marketing and promoting the film.

For writers, the task will be to develop a feature script from a premise or outline to a revised second draft, with an emphasis on in-depth structural and character development, dialogue writing, and polishing.

The focus of the reflective report is determined by the students' own project(s) and specialism(s) as they have developed over the entire programme. Students will have been encouraged to maintain a reflective journal throughout the programme which will help them to site their reflection in the context of their overall career development, and to refer it to their PDP, and to their self assessment essay from the Critical and Creative Practice module from T1 & 2.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Justify their conceptual and creative approach to the production of their project
LO2: Exercise creative, technical and project management judgement in their chosen specialism and at a professional level
LO3: Evaluate the relationship between screen ideas and their practical realisation.
LO4: Produce an effective collaboration with cast, crew and other team members
LO5: Reflect critically and analytically on the work they have produced and the role(s) they have performed in creative and professional terms.
LO6: Plan and prioritise their continuing creative and professional development needs, in the context of the wider screen industries.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: James Mavor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods
This module will consist of regular individual and group tutorials (LOs 1,2,3), followed by the shooting and post production of a short film, or the development of a feature length script (LOs 2,3,4). Tutorials will follow in which students are assisted in the drafting of their reflective report (LOs 5,6)

Embedding of employability/PAP/scholarship skills
The student's project and reflective report relate directly to the goals stated in their assessed PDP in the Professional Practice module. Credit in the reflective report will be given to a scholarly approach.

Assessment
During the shoot the tutor will be available for consultation, and then will feed back formally during post production at rough cut, fine cut and sound dub, stages to enable formative assessment. The students are required to provide an initial synopsis of their planned report detailing its focus, methodology and timetable, enabling formative assessment prior to the hand in. They will then present drafts to their supervisors for comment and eventually present a final draft [5,000 words] for summative assessment.

Research/teaching linkages
Staff and visiting lecturers throughout this programme have substantial industry experience. This forms the basis for much of their teaching. Staff are additionally expected to continue to develop and work on live projects and professional and research engagements, which will shape the teaching of the module.

Supporting equality and diversity
This student-centred project module is designed to allow students from varied cultural, demographic and other backgrounds, develop their own unique voices.

Internationalisation
The universal cross-cultural language of film enables students from all across the international community to create project work regardless of borders, ethnicities or language.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 200
Independent Learning Project Supervision 376
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 75 1, 2, 3, 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 25 5, 6 14/15 , WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 75
Component 2 subtotal: 25
Module subtotal: 100

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