During term two you will begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
The 48-hour Film Challenge is a filmmaking competition where in teams, the filmmakers have just 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film. The week will begin with teams randomly assigned a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that must be included in the film. They present their idea on Tuesday, and have Wednesday and Thursday to write, shoot and edit their short film. On the final day, the films are screened for a panel of judges, who will award prizes for the best films in various categories.
Film Production (non-fiction and fiction)
You’ll learn about the different roles and responsibilities of the production team and how to manage each stage of production: pre-production, production and post-production. The unit will also cover the technical and logistical aspects of film production, such as budgeting, scheduling, assembling cast, crew and equipment, risk assessment, and health and safety.
Depending on your pathway choice, you can choose one of the following options:
In this unit, you will investigate each stage of the contemporary film production process, including development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. You’ll also learn about the financial and legal aspects of film production, including budgeting, scheduling, contracts and health and safety.
Editing and Post-Production
In addition to investigating the tools and techniques used by contemporary editors, you will study technique of film editing, current editing software, workflows, use of sound and music, colour grading, and health and safety. The unit will also cover the role of the editor in each stage of the production process.
You’ll gain a broad understanding of the intricacies of sound design in this unit, including sound recording, Foley, editing, mixing, current recording and post-production tools, and health and safety. The unit will also cover the role of sound design in each stage of the production process.