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


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
2023/4, 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: James Mavor
Module Organiser:

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

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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