Short Title: Digital Media Project- Video
Full Title:Digital Media Project-Video
Module Code:MEDA H4003
Credits: 7
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Gerard Gilvary
Module Description:This module aims to provide the graduate with comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in the areas of digital video production and post production. The student will be able to engage with and advance the creative process in video production with an appraisal of how video interacts with other digital media platforms.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Produce a short dramatic or mini documentary video to broadcast standard, taking into account the technical, logistical, creative, design, management and legal requirements.
LO2 Develop a script and treatment to the standard required by a Commissioning editor
LO3 Evaluate the development of digital video technologies and its impact on post production and distribution
LO4 Develop audio post production skills in music for film, foley and sound effects creation, and mixing for picture.
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) %
Video Drama/Documentary production
Produce a short dramatic or mini documentary video to broadcast standard, taking into account the technical, logistical, creative, design, management and legal requirements.technical, logistical, creative, design, management and legal requirements.
Video editing and audio post production
Show a mastery of skills on the Final Cut Pro non-linear editing system includeing advanced audio production skills.
Drama/Documentary script development
Create an original script and treatment of a short drama or mini-documentary to industry standard.
Reflective Practice
Critically evaluate your own work and the projects of your peers.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project In a production team mirroring industry best practices, the student will produce a short drama or mini-documentary to broadcast standards. The production will be graded on script, direction, editorial and technical quality. 1,2,4 60.00 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 and critique the project and the skills that they have learnt. 1,2,3,4 40.00 Ongoing
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.

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/training 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning research, production development 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Lab lab and clinic 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Seminars production development 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Learning workshops 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Production lecture 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Chalmers J & Gilvary,G. 2011, Year Four Course Notes, various, ITT Dublin in house publication
  • Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens 2012, The Video Production Handbook, 5th Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford [ISBN: 9480240520803]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Michael Rabiger 2008, Directing, Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 4th Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford
  • Wohl M. 2004, Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro, Peachpitt Press
  • Boykin B. 2010, Final Cut Pro7 quick reference guide, 1st ed Ed., various, Peachpitt Press Berkley
  • J. Rose 2009, Audio Post-Production for Film and Video, 2nd Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford
  • Ken Dancyger 2011, The Technique of Film and Video Editing, 5th Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford
  • Michael Rabiger 2009, Directing The Documentary, 5th Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford
  • S McGuire, D. Liban 2010, The Video Editors guide to Soundtrack Pro, 1st Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 8 Elective