Module Catalogues

The Art of Post-Production

Module Title The Art of Post-Production
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 10.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester ACYR

Aims and Fit of Module

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.