Advanced Film and Television Post-production Techniques
Unit code: HDFTV423
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||36 Hours per Semester|
A unit of study in the Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours).
Aims and objectives
In this unit of study, students will:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of advanced editing techniques and application to real world learning.
- Enhance knowledge of advanced editing software in editing picture, sound and graphic applications.
- Demonstrate an understanding of translating a script to screen, and the use of editing conventions such as scene structure, rhythm and pacing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the editor in working with a director, and importance of consultation in stages of the post-production process.
- Demonstrate project management skills in completing the edit, sound postproduction, and output to tape/DVD/HD of Major Projects for assessment, screening, publication and distribution purposes.
- Demonstrate competencies in liasing with post-production facilities and film labs.
- Document post-production workflow including schedules, budgets and delivery items.
Teaching methodsDelivery of the unit may include: Lectures; Demonstration of editing software, editing techniques and postproduction workflow; Consultation and class critiques on editing of student Major Project work; Special presentations including guest lecturers from industry; Post-production industry facility visit(s)
Post-production Documentation 20%; Consultation & Screening of Major Projects 20%; Major Project Outcomes 60%
NOTE: Percentage weightings are indicative. See Unit briefs for full assessment details.
Generic skills outcomes
- Graduates are entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community.
- Graduates are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.
- Graduates operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations.
- Graduates are adaptable and manage change.
- Graduates are aware of environments in which they will be contributing.
This unit aims to improve students editing skills and their understanding of postproduction outcomes as applied to their major film and television projects. Topics discussed include:
- Advancing editing skills and use of editing applications.
- Demonstration of advanced editing software.
- Postproduction of major projects including editing pictures and sound design.
- Liasing with post-production facilities and film labs in post-producing their major projects.
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