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Module Code: COM127
Module Title: Introduction to Post Production
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is designed to:

Enable students to develop an understanding of the video editing process and the basic skills
to edit a short project from start to finish
Understand and actively manage digital workflow from knowledge and concepts to practice
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate an understanding of post-production editing software through basic timeline phases

B Demonstrate a practical knowledge of post-production software whilst editing a short sequence and managing workflow
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into three components (Lectures, technical screenings and practical workshops).

Lectures will focus on editing technique and basic craft rules.

Technical screenings will allow technical discussion about editing technique and practitioners.

An intensive series of practical workshops will equip the students with the technical skills and understanding of post-production and post-production software.

Within lab work the emphasis will shift to the manipulation of video and audio using software techniques and practical troubleshooting of equipment use.
• Typically, the syllabus on this module will contain:

• Identification and understanding of the function of the primary interface tools and windows/ mac

• Creating and opening projects

• Importing/ Linking to media

• Create project bins, as needed

• Organizing clips by moving them from one bin to another

• Creating a sequence and adding or removing tracks as needed

• Adding clips to the sequence using Splice and Overwrite, or equivalent functions

• Removing sequence material using Lift and Extract, or equivalent functions

• Using Trim mode and trim tools to change the length of sequence clips

• Adjusting the audio level of clips in the sequence

• Introduction to audio editing

• Adding transition effects to the sequence

• Exporting the finished sequence as a high-quality video file, or for uploading to the web

• The editor as director

• The editor as artist

• Editing as a creative craft

• Screenings

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13  12    39    11  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Practical Test 50.00
2 Short Project 50.00

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