Short Title: Digital Media Project- Video
Full Title:Digital Media Project-Video
Module Code:MEDA H4003_DNU
Credits: 7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Garret Daly
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 short documentary video for film festival submission, taking into account the technical, logistical, creative, design, management, legal and social media marketing requirements.
LO2 Develop a script and treatment to the standard required by a Commissioning editor
LO3 Evaluate the development of digital video technologies in film and documentary 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.

Module Content & Assessment

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 short documentary to broadcast standards. The production will be graded on script, direction, editorial and technical quality. The production must also complete a production folder with all appropriate chain of title paperwork and include a social media marketing plan. 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 20.00 Ongoing
Assignment Appraise a documentary feature film in respect of its editorial and technical aspects. The student will undertake a technical study of a high quality documentary, outlining 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. They will submit their assignment accompanied by a web link of the programme under study. 3 20.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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
  • Daly, Garret 2018, 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]
  • Kenworthy, Christopher 2012, Master Shots Vol 1, 2 Ed., Michael Wiese Productions
  • Kenworthy, Christopher 2011, Master Shots Vol 2: Shooting Great Dialogue, 1 Ed., Michael Wiese Productions
  • Zinnes, Andrew & Jolliffe, Genevieve 2012, The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook, 2nd Ed., Bloomsbury Academic
Recommended Book Resources
  • Michael Rabiger 2008, Directing, Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 4th Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford
  • J. Rose 2009, Audio Post-Production for Film and Video, 2nd Ed., various, Focal Press Oxford
  • Murch, Walter 2001, In the blink of an eye, 2nd Ed., Silman-James Press [ISBN: 978-187950562]
  • Katz, Steven D 1991, Film Directing. Shot by Shot, 1 Ed., Focal Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources