Module title: Creative Practice for Cinema

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

Module code: SCA11129
Module leader: Susie Brown
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, 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: Susie Brown
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
The module will consist of a series of lectures, seminars and workshops that will enhance your understanding of, and ability to create advanced narrative, tonal and emotional meaning in rushes, montage, and completed films (LOs 1, 2, 3). Your work will be supported by tutorials (LOs 4,5) and reviewed in crits (LO 6)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Particular emphasis will be place upon key skills to support your individual development as a film director. In common with all students at the Screen Academy, you will complete a Personal Development Plan. This will outline your professional, creative and critical goals for the programme and beyond. You will revisit this plan as part of your learning logs and critical studies throughout the year. Employability skills developed: Team working, working to deadlines, setting objectives, creativity, communicating, organising and planning, critical evaluation and reflective skills.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Student delivered seminars will be assessed both formatively, through peer and tutor feedback, and summatively. You will construct a portfolio of work consisting of 3 exercises (LO 2-5) appropriate to your individual discipline, presented at a series of crits throughout the trimester. Original moving image based exercises will be between 1 and 5 minutes in length, while exercises that are to be assembled or developed from existing materials will amount to up to 90 minutes in intended duration. The crits provide another opportunity for formative feedback, and the work will be assessed summatively through the submission of a portfolio containing these materials at the end of the trimester. A learning log will enable you to reflect critically on your progress at each stage (LO 1, 6). This will contain around 1500 words of reflection, as well as film stills, photographs, and other images and materials for reference and

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 12
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 112
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 75 2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 25 1,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 75
Component 2 subtotal: 25
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In a series of lectures, workshops and tutorials, you will acquire the skills and prepare for advanced exercises in your chosen discipline, as well as an ambitious short fiction film project. More detailed understanding of the creative possibilities of the image and its juxtaposition will be explored. You will also have the opportunity to work with advanced professional production and post-production formats in the realisation of your projects.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically analyse photographic and film texts in terms of atmosphere, mood, tone, genre, and style .
LO2: Produce your own complete short films, rushes and montages which display an advanced understanding of mise-en-scene and cutting to create and support narrative meaning.
LO3: Identify and coordinate the creative, technical and personal skills and resources required to realise your objectives.
LO4: Effectively communicate and discuss production and post-production plans and solutions with peers and potential collaborators.
LO5: Conceptualise the colour grade for a film using Avid in a dramatically appropriate way
LO6: Critically reflect on your work at each stage of production.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SCA11129: Creative Practice for Cinema