Short Title: Video Drama Production
Full Title: Video Drama Production
Module Code:VDEO H3005_DNU
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:Joe Chalmers
Module Description:The module aims to provide the student with in-depth declarative knowledge, extensive production competency and critical understanding of technical, creative and theoretical disciplines pertaining to video production. and post production.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate versatility in the use of video cameras illustrating technical skills, creative application and aesthetic considerations.
LO2 Acquire specialist knowledge of video post production computer technologies
LO3 Develop specialist knowledge of screen craft pertaining to post production (editing, continuity and sound).
LO4 Achieve specialist knowledge of lighting for digital video production
LO5 Undertake the planing and development of a drama video project to a set criteria list.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal The student will keep a reflective journal on all their work in the module including research, experience, terminology, extra-curricular work, team working, ethical and safe working practices. These class-based sessions can be documented using an On-Line journal with at least four entries. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 Ongoing
Short Answer Questions The Short Answer Paper will be an in class assignment based on material from the core textbook course notes, recommended reading and lab report notes. It may contain up to twenty five questions in a mix of multiple choice or short answers to be completed within a set timeframe. 1,2,4 15.00 Week 6
Project As part of a team, the student will plan, shoot and edit a short location / studio based drama scene. The work will be graded on the quality of its script and editorial, technical elements (camera, sound, lighting and graphics); and the editing both editorially and technically. An option of following a theory based assignment in lieu of the practice based project exercise is available. The student can undertake a technical analysis of a video that mirrors the type of production under study. The student will outline the codes and conventions of the chosen genre; secondly, they will undertake a technical review of the camera, sound, lighting, graphics and editing. 1,2,3,4,5 25.00 Ongoing
Laboratory The student will undertake a series of five minimum practical simulations/ exercises to mirror key technical skills acquisition. This could include a technical proficiency test on designated equipment. At the end of each session, the student can complete a short questionnaire identifying what they have learned plus a short reflective comment on the lab. 1,2,3,4 20.00 Ongoing
Performance Evaluation The student will undertake self-assessment. This may include personal evaluation of their own practical project work from a technical and editorial perspective. They can then write a critical reflection on their role within the project. The student will also undertake a peer assessment section. The student may critique at least two other student projects by reviewing the technical and editorial components therein. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 Sem 1 End
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
Lab Camera, Lighting & Editing workshops 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Media Production Principles 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Preproduction & Research 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Practical Create a location or studio based drama 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning Workshops 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Owens, J, Video Production Handbook, 6th Ed Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 978-113869349]
  • Chalmers J & Gilvary,G. 2016, Year Three Course Notes, IT Tallaght
Recommended Book Resources
  • Christopher Kensworthy, Master Shots Volume 2, 2nd Ed., 2009, MWP
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources