This unit builds on knowledge and skills acquired in your media studies, writing and radio units. It extends both production skills (technical and management) and visual storytelling techniques. It introduces students to the history, theory and practice of video production (mainly field-based video), with a strong focus on broadcast journalism. The unit will equip students with practical skills in planning and researching a video production, as well as with skills in digital camera operation, video recording and digital video editing using desktop software. It has a strong production component and students will be expected to produce short video items in groups, and organise their time accordingly. The unit emphasises 'non-fiction', information, or 'factual' programming: news, current affairs, and documentary, and assumes some knowledge in news reporting techniques. This is an intensive unit combining production and theoretical elements.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x 2hr workshop/week
1x1300wd equivalent 80-sec news piece (25%), 1x2000wd equivalent 6-min video (50%), 1x1200wd analysis in exam format (25%)
Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
18 Junior credit points from Media and Communications unitsProhibitions