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FTV3110

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Benjamin McKay

Synopsis

This unit deliberately bridges the nexus between theory and practice. While undertaking a critical and theoretical engagement with filmed texts from the contemporary independent cinemas of Southeast Asia students are also asked to be a part of a team in making an independent short digital film. Their exposure to the independent cinema culture of the region should help to inspire both the creative and practical processes of their filmmaking project. Students will have an opportunity to gain experience with the use of digital video camera equipment, sound systems, lighting and both editing and sound mixing using up to date computer based digital video editing software.

Objectives

  1. Awareness of the historical and cultural contexts which have shaped the independent film industries and cultures in Southeast Asia
  2. Application of critical theory to specific film analysis and critical engagement
  3. Practical engagement with digital filmmaking - production, development, direction, writing, budgeting, editing, post-production, distribution
  4. Relating theory to practice
  5. To work as part of a team
  6. To foster and encourage critical thinking alongside practical outcomes.

Assessment

Critical and analytical essay (2000 words): 40%
Visual written filmmaking diary (2000 words): 25%
Film project creative: 15%
Technical: 10%
Team Work: 10%

Contact hours

One 2-hour screening, one 1-hour lecture, and one 2-hour AV lab workshop per week.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Film and television studies
Asian studies

Prerequisites

FTV1010 and FTV1050

Prohibitions

FTV2110