Media Theory, DVD and Compositing
Unit code: HET324
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||54 hours per semester|
|Prerequisites||HET222 Digital Video and Audio|
A unit of study in the Bachelor of Arts (Games and Interactivity), Bachelor of Multimedia (Games and Interactivity) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering), Bachelor of Multimedia (Business Marketing), Bachelor of Multimedia (Media Studies) and Bachelor of Multimedia.
(This unit of study has been recoded and renamed as HAD240 Digital Narratives.)
Aims and objectivesHET324 aims to give students a mixture of practical and theoretical knowledge about narratives, video editing, compositing and DVD authoring. An understanding of narrative and editing theory will assist students as they create stories using cinematic language appropriate for the Multimedia Industry. Blue screen keying and special effects will be used to introduce students to video compositing and motion graphics. This unit also introduces students to DVD interface design and authoring.
AssessmentPractical projects consisting of digital videos, motion graphics sequences and an authored DVD.
Generic skills outcomes
The graduate attributes which relate to this subject help to produce graduates who:
• Are capable in their chosen professional areas.
• Are adaptable and manage change.
• Operate effectively in work and community situations.
- Narrative Theory – narrative archetypes, story structure and characterisation
- Scenes and Sequences
- Cinematographic Design
- Sound Design
- Editing Theory – history, current styles and genres
- Compositing and Keying using Industry standard compositing software
- Motion Graphics
- DVD Menu Design
- DVD Authoring using professional DVD authoring software