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Module Code: COM225
Module Title: The Art of Post-Production
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: School of Film and TV Arts
Pre-requisites: N/A
This optional module runs across two semesters and is aimed at students who want to take up editing seriously. It builds on the work that they have done at Level 4 in their Introduction to Post-production module. The module provides an opportunity to the serious editor to explore their craft by understanding the demands made on them as they edit short sequences and a short film.

Specifically, the module is designed to:

Give student editors a greater understanding of the theories and principles of editing fiction

Enable student editors to experience a range of editing techniques and processes

Help student editors increase their skill levels and work professionally in order to achieve their creative vision

Enable student editors to work with directors

Further enable student editors to demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on their decision making and place it within a historical context

Gain an understanding of editor contracts, fees, negotiations etc. so that they can conduct themselves at a professional level.

Learning outcomes 
A Discuss, analyse and critique films and television, understanding the practice of editing

B Successfully collaborate and communicate with the director in order to realise a creative vision in the offline process

C Effectively translate a script into edit decisions by using a number of editing techniques in the creation of meaning

D Use film language to communicate meaning to audiences

E Work collaboratively with post production colleagues

Method of teaching and learning 
In the first semsester, the teaching sessions are divided into two components (seminars and practical workshops in the lab).

The seminars will provide the opportunity to examine films and learn how the editing process contributes to visual storytelling.

The practical workshops will focus on the actual process of editing.

The second semester will be devoted to students working intensively in the post production suites; hence no seminar sessions.

The syllabus for this module aims to be a comprehensive guide for the student editor as they explore their craft.

Typically, the syllabus for this module will be practice-led and cover aspects of editing, such as:

Editing as a means to exploring visual creativity

Editing techniques, practices and etiquette

The story is made in the cutting room

Pacing and Rhythm

The meaning of the cut

Off-line sound in a cutting room context

Cutting to music

The editor as collaborator in meaning making

Understanding visual film language and editing

Researching and referencing other editors and films

The search for meaning

Creating a film’s aesthetic

Working with directors and other post production colleagues

Professional development of editors in the world and in China, examining the scope of contracts, fees, and directorial opportunties
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   26    78    196  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Film/Tv Essay 30.00
2 Editing A Short 50.00
3 Reflexive Essay 20.00

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