Module Title:Introduction to Video Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of tutorials, practicals and projects will be used to assess this module. Particular emphasis will be placed on active learning, with a focus on project-based assessment. Students will work in groups and individually in carrying out practical assignments.
Module Aim: The aim of this course is to give students a practical introduction to the production process. Beginning with digital photography, students will move towards capturing moving images and video editing. 'Introduction to Video Production' will provide students with a strong foundation in professional video production workflows and technical skills. It will focus heavily on video post-production skills, providing a strong foundation in industry-standard software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of digital photography, and the ability to use their technical skills in a creative way. The fundamentals of photography will be taught with a view to moving towards videography.
LO2 Show an ability to operate industry-standard post-production software.
LO3 Show an understanding of the production and post production processes through practical assessments.
LO4 Demonstrate technical and creative competence, individually or as part of a group to achieve course objectives.
LO5 Working as part of a group, develop a video production(s) that illustrates fundamental skills related to the area.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Creative Digital Photography
Students will be taught creative digital photography techniques. On completion, they will understand the elements of exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. Through continual assessment, students will exhibit their creativity and understanding of these elements in creative photographic exercises.
Editing Skills - Post production techniques.
Upon completion, students will understand the fundamental skills in editing. They will be able to: Set up projects - Link or import media - Splice in / overwrite onto timeline - Work with media on the timeline - Create basic titles - Understand basic transitions and effects - Basic Export settings.
Practical Video Production
Students will understand the basic functions of a video camera and learn to achieve balanced exposure. This module will examine the concepts of image composition and basic camera movements and set-ups.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Each student will be required to complete a number of group assignments as part of the assessment of this module. Continual Assessments will be designed to develop skills in all areas of video production. Assignments will be planned during class time, but may be completed outside of college hours. Each student will be expected to participate fully in all classes and location shoots and to contribute significantly to their group. 3,4,5 40.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will be introduced to videography through the key concepts of photography. A creative photography assignment will assess technical and creative skills as defined in learning outcomes. 1,4 20.00 Week 6
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical examination(s) in post-production software will assess the degree to which the student has achieved the skill, competencies and knowledge as defined in the learning outcomes. 2,4 40.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 5.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 1 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science(Honours) in TV and Media Production 1 Mandatory