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MMED8008 - Independent Video Production

Title:Independent Video Production
Long Title:Independent Video Production
Module Code:MMED8008
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Multimedia
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: VALERIE RENEHAN
Module Author: PHILIP CURTIN
Module Description: This module aims to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to realise video based projects that demonstrate ambition, vision and professionalism. It develops the learner’s conceptual, aesthetic and technical capabilities within a supportive professional context. It requires the learner to exercise a high degree of self-motivation, organisation and critical reflection.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Create video projects that explore concepts and ideas that can be both creative and innovative.
LO2 Select appropriate management strategies for producing professional video projects intended for mass distribution.
LO3 Produce a short video program that is conceptually and technically optimized for a specified delivery platform
LO4 Create a coherent and integrated approach in the use of audio-visual language.
LO5 Produce a Pitch presentation that is specifically designed to address the needs of a defined audience.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Pitch
Development of concepts leading to the creation of a client presentation normally described as a Pitch
The production process
Pllanning and implementation. Storyboard development and scheduling. Cinematic techniques in professional video environments. The production crew – composition, organization and management. Finance and planning within real world film/video productions. Choosing Camera (capture) systems and quality issues relating to delivery.
Post production
From paper edit to final edit and colour grading
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation The Pitch: Students will present their creative concept along with a viable production plan. 2,5 25.0 Week 4
Project Video Production: students will submit a completed short video programme which is based on the pitch proposal 1,3,4 60.0 Sem End
Other Production documentation, including all appropriate release forms and permissions. This is created throughout the module 2 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab This will involve the students in the technical process of production and post-production 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Students will view examples of good practice and develop their own concepts,scripts and production plans 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Eve Light Honthaner, The Complete Film Production Handbook, 2015 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 9780240811505]
  • Film and Video Production in the Cloud 2016, Film and Video Production in the Cloud [ISBN: 9781138925045]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Syd Field 2015, Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, Delta [ISBN: 0385339038]
  • Christopher Vogler 2007, The Writer's Journey, 3rd Ed., Michael Wiese Production [ISBN: 193290736X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HMMED_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 7 Elective
CR_HPHNM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography with New Media 7 Elective

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