Short Title:Video Production 1
Full Title:Video Production 1
Module Code:VDEO H2003
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Gerard Gilvary
Module Description:To build the student’s knowledge, skill and competence by increasing their familiarity with location production equipment, and to be able to work creatively in a team following a set brief and deadline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline the principles of Single Camera location operations and why it is different to studio TV based productions.
LO2 Employ the threshold concepts of location material acquisition, continuity and editing principles.
LO3 Undertake the development of a location based project to a set brief.
LO4 Develop the specific skills of sound and lighting techniques for location filming
LO5 Evaluate the key technical and editorial elements of a typical TV production.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Location pre-production
Undertake the development of a location based project to a set brief.
Location recording.
Able to use a camera, sound and lighting equipment on location.
Post-production editing.
To be able to operate a non-linear edit suite and have a working knowledge of video editing concepts.
Production training
Understand the key concepts of location material acquisition, continuity and editing principles.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project The student as part of a team will produce a location feature package of an arts/news content for a defined duration with a set mix of elements (intro, interview,outro). The programme will be graded on its script, lighting and set design, camerawork, vision mixing, sound quality and sound mix, direction and production by the team, and graphics. 1,2,3,4 30.00 Ongoing
Assignment The student will be presented with two typical scenarios for which they must identify the problem, then consult the core text book (Millerson 2008) to research potential solutions. The student will analyse and synthesise the research with their own practical experience to write the assignment. 1,2,4 10.00 Week 4
Assignment The student will undertake a technical study of a piece of video that mirrors the type of production they are working on, an Arts magazine feature. The student will outline the codes and conventions of the chosen genre, secondly, the technical aspects that are used including cameras, sound, lighting, graphics, editing, thirdly, a short critical review of the programme, and finally a log of the programme including timecodes, audio, video and graphics content. They will submit their assignment accompanied by a DVD/USB/web link of the programme under study. 2,5 20.00 Week 6
Reflective Journal The student will keep a reflective journal on all their work in the module including research, experience, terminology, extra curricular work, teamworking, ethical and safe working practices. 1,2,4 20.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation The student will undertake three components, self assessment (personal evaluation of their own practical project work), peer assessment (critique two other student projects, and Lab reports ( a short report evaluating their skills acquisition at key stages in the module). 1,2,3,4 10.00 Ongoing
Project As part of a production team, the group will script, present, direct and produce a short studio based magazine style programme based on the location “packages” as core content. The team will have one class to make the programme, mirroring industry timeframes. The project will be graded on script, set design, sound quality, vision mixing, graphics, editorial and direction. 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.
Reassessment Description
This is a practical project within a group and cannot be repeated independently.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical Location production 4.00 Every Second Week 2.00
Independent Learning Research 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Laboratories Labs and clinics 1.00 Every Second Week 0.50
Directed Learning workshops 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Seminars lectures 1.00 Every Second Week 0.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • ITT Dublin 2011, Year Two Course Notes, in house publication Ed., all, ITT Dublin Dublin
  • Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens, 2008, Video Production Handbook, Fourth Edition, 4th ed Ed., 1/2/3/6/10/11, Focal Press Oxford [ISBN: 978-0-240-52080-3]
  • Larry Jordan 2006, Final Cut 5 Pro Training, 1st ed Ed., Lynda/Peachpitt Press Berkley
Recommended Book Resources
  • Kinder, G.+Musburger 2001, Introduction to Media Production, from Analogue to Digital, 3rd ed Ed., Focal Press
  • Watts, H 1997, On Camera, BBC
  • Rick Young 2009, The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut 5, 2nd Ed., Focal Press Oxford
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources