Module Catalogues

Start Filmmaking

Module Title Start Filmmaking
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this Year 1 module is to prepare students for study on the BA Filmmaking programme. The module teaches students, at a basic level, the component parts of single camera operation and post-production.

Learning outcomes

A.Understand basic operation of equipment linked to camera & lighting, sound, editing and graphics
B.Deliver a short advertisement sequence to a given brief
C.Demonstrate team working skills

Method of teaching and learning

Altogether there are seven weeks of instruction. Each week will consist of a full day of instruction.
There are six lectures and six lab/ practical workshops associated with this module. Then, the seventh and final week will be dedicated to group work. Each lecture will be introductory to a subject area within the field. This will be followed by five hours of practical instruction and practice.
Typically, there will be introductory sessions dedicated to the following elements:
• camera & lighting
• sound
• editing
• on screen/printed graphics
• Ideas and ideas generation
• Working in groups and group team building exercises
• Preparation for assessment; module evaluation feedback
Usually, the last two weeks will comprise of small and large group work that will culminate in the delivery of a group project.