Introduction to Practical Filmmaking - Filming Dialogue - EN52045
- 20 Credits
- Semester 2
- English - School of Humanities
- Coursework 100%
Upon completion of the module, the successful student will be have gained:
- The ability to produce, direct, light, shoot and edit a dialogue-driven scene.
- An appreciation, and practical experience of, the art of film direction, including camera placement and working with actors.
- Experience working with screenplays, including doing breakdowns, creating storyboards, and rewriting dialogue.
- A practical understanding and experience of the basic techniques of cinematography and film editing.
- A deeper understanding of the aesthetics and grammar of film.
Dr Brian Hoyle
Dr Brian Hoyle
Dr Chris Murray
Dr Jo George
The teaching will be all be face-to-face and will involve workshops, tutorials, seminars and training session. The students will have the opportunity to learn practical skill and reflect upon their practice.
Week 1: Introduction: Filming a conversation.
Week 2: Blocking and Framing + Training Session 1: Using the Camera
Week 3: Understanding Mise-en-Scene Workshop 1: Blocking and framing in Practice
Week 5: Lighting + Workshop 2: Lighting a Scene in the Studio
Week 7: Workshop 3: Lighting a Scene on Location + Training Session 2: Adobe Premier Editing Software
Week 9: Breaking Down a Script + Workshop 4: Working with Actors
Week 11: Basic Design + Workshop 5: Storyboarding and Pre-Production
Coursework makes up 100% of the assessment:
- Finished Scene (70%)
- Research essay (30%)
Intended learning outcomes
The intended learning outcomes are as follows:
- Knowledge and understanding.
- · to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of film production
- · to understand and apply specific film language, concepts and terminology
- · to demonstrate an ability to apply practical skills by filming a short scene
- · to respond to constructive feedback about their practical work both formally and informally from tutors and peers
- · to exchange views about film practice with others in a constructive and open-minded context and to work co-operatively with other students
- · to express their own opinions and defend their own critical judgments and practical work by drawing on key themes and debates in Film Studies
- · acquire a range of transferable skills, graduate attributes and personal qualities, which will enhance their confidence and independence both during and after their studies
- · develop an independent, organised approach to learning, and thereby practise time management skills through working to deadlines
- Subject-specific practical and intellectual skills and attributes.
- Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes.