This unit will be delivered through:
1. LECTURE (LIVE)
This lecture will be delivered live at Y3A LT1. Students need to be present for this session.
2. LECTURE (ONLINE ONLY)
Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
Lectures uploaded to ILearn. Students to access them at a time and venue of their choice. It is advised that students access the lectures in the week they are uploaded. The lectures would be uploaded by 5pm Friday.
3. STUDENT-LED LEARNING
Weeks 1 to 12
These are activities that students engage at a time and venue of their choice. It is advised that students engage in the activities in the week suggested in the schedule.
Week 5, 10 & 11
This is an in-class activity. Students need to be present for this session. Practicals are held at Y3A RM 189 (Screen Production Studio).
This is an in-class activity. Students need to be present for this session. We have called the workshops ‘INTENSIVE’. They will be held from Tues 18th to Fri 21st April 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm. Students need to be present for all 4 days.
In this unit, students will be given instruction in the:
a. Operation of the Sony FS100 and NEX5 Cameras;
b. Operation of dialogue recording techniques;
c. Operation of AVID's Non Linear Editing Software, Media Composer. Students may edit their works in the Edit Lab 006 (when it is not being used for other activities) and the edit stations at the Screen Culture Lab (Y3A 142). Students are not to edit their group productions on their own computers.
In addition, students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with Apple's IMovie software.
All readings for the unit will be available via the Macquarie Library. Please refer to iLearn for library links to weekly reading lists.
The following is a suggested list:
Introduction to Screen Production
Zou, D. 16 Brilliant Movie Quotes from 16 Great Directors. Taste of Cinema Retrieved.07.02.2013, 2013, from http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2012/16-brilliant-movie-quotes-from-16-great- directors/
Bordwell, D., & Thompson, K. (2008). Film art : an introduction (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. pp. 2-51. (Chapter 2: Film Art & Filmmaking)
Concepts into Screen Productions: Screenwriting, Research and Screen Concepts
Rea, P. W., & Irving, D. K. (2010). Producing and directing the short film and video (4th ed.). Oxford: Focal. pp. 1-22 (Chapter 1: Script)
Bordwell, D. Scriptography. Observations on Film Art Retrieved 07.02.2013, 2013, from http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2011/09/18/scriptography/
The Screen Image (Screen Grammar/Visual Language)
Chandler, D. The 'Grammar' of Television and Film Retrieved 7.2.2013, 2013, from http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/short/gramtv.html
Campbell, D. (2004). Technical film and tv for nontechnical people (2nd ed.). New York: Allworth ; Garsington : Windsor. pp. 53-74 (Chapter 4: Painting the Frame)
Articulating Images & Understanding Editing
Cohen, H., Salazar, J. F., & Barkat, I. (2009). Screen media arts : an introduction to concepts & practices. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. pp 166-193 (Chapter 8: Editing)
Crittenden, R. (1995). Film and video editing (2nd ed.). London: Blueprint. pp. 36-53 (Chapter 2: Shooting with Cutting in Mind)
Preproduction & Research
Das, T. How to Write a Documentary Script. 52. Retrieved from Unesco.org website: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/ programme_doc_documentary_script.pdf
Cohen, H., Salazar, J. F., & Barkat, I. (2009). Screen media arts : an introduction to concepts & practices. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. pp 95-109 (Chapter 5: Preproduction)
Sound in Screen Culture
Aalbers, J. Sound and Meaning in Film: A Short History of Theory and an Outline for Analysis.
Crittenden, R. (1995). Film and video editing (2nd ed.). London: Blueprint. pp. 110-133 (Chapter 6: Sound in Editing)
The Production Process
Cohen, H., Salazar, J. F., & Barkat, I. (2009). Screen media arts : an introduction to concepts & practices. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. pp 127-165 (Chapter 7: The Production Process & Directing)
Draven, D. (2010). The filmmaker's book of the dead : how to make your own heart-racing horror movie. Oxford: Focal. pp. 99-115 (Chapter 6: Producing the Horror Film)
The Camera and Movement
Keating, P. (2010). The Art of Cinematography. Trinity.
Brown, B. (2002). Cinematography : theory and practice : imagemaking for cinematographers, directors & videographers. Boston: Focal Press. pp. 183-225 (Chapters: Exposure & Camera Movement)
The Magic of Editing
Apple, W. (Writer). (1994). The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing. In W. Apple (Producer). USA: Warner Home Video.
Homaday, A. (2009). To Appreciate the Art of Film Editing, You Must Start With a Frame of Reference. The Washington Post.
Doring, M. (2012). Oranges and Sunshine: behind the production design. If.com.au.
LoBrutto, V. (2002). The filmmaker's guide to production design. New York: Allworth Press. pp. 5-24. (Chapter 2: Visualization of a Screenplay)
Introduction to Film Music
Tincknell, E. (2006). The Soundtrack Movie, Nostalgia and Consumption. In I. Conrich & E. Tincknell (Eds.), Film's musical moments (pp. 132-145). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Prendergast, R. M. (1992). Film music : a neglected art : a critical study of music in films (2nd ed ed.). New York ; London: Norton. pp. 213-245.
Text on Screen
May, J. (2010). The Art Of Film Title Design Throughout Cinema History. Smashing Magazine.
George-Palilonis, J. (2006). A practical guide to graphics reporting : information graphics for print, web & broadcast. Amsterdam ; Boston: Elsevier/Focal Press. pp. 32-59