EL3222: Producing a Film

The film should be no more than 15 minutes in length. It cannot be used as a substitute exercise for any other component of the CA. It carries 25% of the total marks for this module. The film crew should consist of between four and eight students.

The film should be uploaded on YouTube or another movie upload site on the Internet. If you upload it on YouTube, and if your movie lasts longer than 10 minutes, you may have to split the movie into two. If possible, upload a high quality version so that a relatively clear full-screen viewing is possible.

Although the film should be short, I hope students understand that making a film is a time-consuming exercise. They should therefore take this factor into consideration before embarking on this project.

The film does not stand by itself. A short report is needed, explaining how the film is related to some of the issues, ideas or concepts discussed in the module. Good evidence of critical thinking, and not only simple facts to do with making the film, should be an essential part of the report. The report is part and parcel of the film project, and cannot be used as a substitute exercise for any other component of the CA.

Last revised: 03 February 2012.


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