Short Title:Video Production 2
Full Title:Video Production Two
Module Code:VDEO H2004
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 Develop a set of fundamental skills in the use of digital location recording and video editing equipment.
LO2 Develop creative potential by generating ideas and working on a project from concept to screen.
LO3 Apply the threshold concepts of continuity in single camera production
LO4 Demonstrate the principles of the aesthetics of editing.
LO5 Create a production budget and treatment for a project.
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) %
Project Pre-production
Undertake the development of a location based project to a set brief working with a client.
Practical Training
Further develop the key concepts of location material acquisition, continuity and editing principles.
Location Recording
Show familiarity with a camera, sound and lighting equipment when used on location.
Non-Linear Video Editing
Able to edit using a Non linear edit suite, log and capture, video and audio edit, and add graphics.
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 corporate or instructional video for a client to an agreed brief. The programme will be graded on its script, lighting,camerawork, vision mixing, sound quality and sound mix,editing and graphics, direction and production by the team. 1,2,3,4 30.00 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
Reflective Journal The module journal is an individual record of the students work during the practical project. It will outline their role during the production phases, especially when extra-mural work is undertaken. The student will outline their role in the project at all stages of its development , show a use and understanding of terminology, display an awareness of health and safety and ethical issues, and evaluate the project and the skills that they have learnt. 1,2,3,4 20.00 Ongoing
Short Answer Questions A classroom based examination featuring a series of multiple answer questions drawn from course material and the core text book. 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 5
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 10.00 Week 4
Assignment Video Budget excercise: The student will be given a "commission" from a broadcaster in which they will create a programme treatment and a budget for the production. 5 20.00 Week 6
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
Lecture Lectures on Continuity and editing 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Research and pre-production 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning Workshops 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Project work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Project support 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens 2008, The Video Production Handbook, 4th ed Ed., Focal Press Oxford [ISBN: 978-0-240-52080-3]
  • Gerard Gilvary. 2011, Year Two Course Notes, ITT Dublin in house publication
Recommended Book Resources
  • Kinder, G.+Musburger, R. 2001, Introduction to Media Production, from Analogue to Digital, 3rd ed Ed., Focal Press
  • Watts, H 1997, On Camera, BBC London [ISBN: 0-950-75823X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources