Short Title:Digital Video Production
Full Title:Digital Video Production
Module Code:VDEO H3005
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Joe Chalmers
Module Description:The module aims to provide the graduate with in-depth declarative knowledge, extensive production competency and critical understanding of technical, creative, theoretical and business disciplines pertaining digital 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 digital video cameras displaying technical knowledge, creative application and aesthetic considerations.
LO2 Develop in depth specialist knowledge of digital video post production technologies
LO3 Develop in-depth specialist knowledge of screencraft pertaining to post production (time and motion, editing and continuity and sound).
LO4 Develop in depth specialist knowledge lighting for digital video production
LO5 Undertake the development of a digital video project to a set brief.
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) %
Camera Operations
Demonstrate the use of lightweight digital video cameras in a creative and aesthetic way.
Group Project
Undertake the development of a location based project to a set brief.
Understand the key concepts of screencraft in a post production environment (editing, continuity and sound).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The project diary is an individual journal 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. The production folder will contain all the production paperwork from concept to completion of the project. 1,2,5 20.00 n/a
Short Answer Questions Students will attempt 20 questions drawn from course notes and Milerson core Text book. 1,2,4 20.00 n/a
Project The student as part of a team will produce a television commercial of a defined duration to an agreed script. The programme will be graded on its script, camerawork, lighting, sound quality and mix, editing and graphics/titles. 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
Assignment Technical Analysis (20%) The student will undertake a technical study of a piece of television that mirrors the type of production they are working on in their practical project such as a television commercial. The student will outline the codes and conventions of the chosen genre, secondly, the technical aspects that are used including cameras, sound, lighting, graphics, props and sets, thirdly, a short critical review of the programme, and finally a log of the programme including timecodes, audio, video and graphics content. They will base their assignmnent on a production supplied by the lecturer. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
Other Technical proficiency Test (pass/fail) Each student will demonstrate their competency in using a digital video camera and Final Cut Pro edit suite. The test will feature a series of core tasks that the student must complete to a satisfactory level within tweleve minutes. 1,3,4 0.00 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
Lecture Digital Media Production Principles 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Camera, Lighting & Editing workshops 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Preproduction & Research 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Chalmers J & Gilvary,G. 2005, Year Three Course Notes, ITT Tallaght
  • Chalmers J & Gilvary G. 2005, Final Cut Pro Manual, ITT Tallaght
Recommended Book Resources
  • Millerson, G. 2011, Video production handbook, 5th ed Ed., Focal Press
  • Weynand D., Final Cut Pro 5.0, Apple Pro training Series
  • Brenneis L. 2005, Final Cut Pro 5 for MAC, Peachpitt Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 5 Mandatory