Short Title:Location Video Production
Full Title:Location Video Production
Language of Instruction:English
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 displaying a range of technical/ artistic and editorial skills, taking full personal responsibility and autonomy for their work within the team. Students may select to specialise in either camera or editing techniques. Students may opt to follow a theory strand in lieu of the practical project/ exercise.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop creative potential by generating ideas and working on a project from concept to screen.
LO2 Develop a set of fundamental skills in the use of location recording and video editing equipment..
LO3 Apply the threshold concepts of continuity in single camera production
LO4 Demonstrate the principles of the aesthetics of editing.
LO5 Undertake the development of a location based project to a set brief; or undertake a critique of a similar type of industry grade production by investigating the technical composition of a similar video genre..
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.
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
Reflective Journal The student may 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. 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 20.00 Ongoing
Assignment TECHNICAL RESEARCH. The student will be presented with a minimum of two typical scenarios for which they must identify the problem, and then consult the core text book and course notes to research potential solutions. The student will be expected to analyse the theory and synthesize the research with their practical experience in order to write the assignment. 2,3 15.00 Week 4
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. 2,5 20.00 Week 6
Project As part of a team, the student may create a location based video with a defined brief (subject, structure, duration, resources). 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 of the filmed material. 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. 3,5 25.00 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). 5 20.00 Week 11
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
Lab Labs on location video techniques 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Research and pre-production 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Lecture 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Project work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning Workshops 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Jim Owens 2017, The Video Production Handbook, 6th ed Ed., Focal Press Oxford [ISBN: 978113869394]
  • IT Tallaght 2017, Year Two Course Notes, ITT Dublin in house publication
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources