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Principles of Digital Video and Editing


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor: to be confirmed
  • Assessment: a webpage proposal (30%), five-minute video interview (50%) and production log (20%)

Module description

In this module you will gain a solid working knowledge of the techniques of digital video production and web-based writing. Following the production process from idea to completion, together we will explore ethics, voices, the historic and political development of media technologies and practices, media convergence and its effects on media production, audience and content, and practical strategies for working within (and without) the media industry, getting films made and reaching an audience.

Indicative syllabus

  • Introduction to camera techniques
  • Shooting an interview
  • Idea presentation
  • Shooting location
  • Introduction to editing techniques
  • Hands-on editing workshops
  • Proposals and pitching
  • Research techniques
  • Writing for robots and spiders
  • Independent media: new and old
  • Production: how the money works
  • Post-production and screening interviews
  • Users guide to copyright
  • Analysing documentaries
  • Getting it made: how to survive as an independent