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UNE unit code: COMM501

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Start
  • Not offered in 2021
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit explores techniques used in feature films and online video, including editing, green screens, digital compositing and innovative techniques, such as motion capture, lighting boxes and mobile vertical screens.It also outlines various methods and tools used in production and for creating digital effects (FX), including modelling, spatial effects, and immersive sound. The unit begins with historical perspectives associated with montage and sound in film and compares scale models used in early science fiction films with contemporary digital techniques.Some film theory is also integrated into the unit to help critically evaluate film techniques and digital effects.
Combined units
Combined Units

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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

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Restrictions
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ENCO301 or COMM301 or ENCO501

Notes

offered in even-numbered years

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Cate DowdLecturer Media Studies - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of film principles and techniques in the digital age, including digitisation and digital effects;
  2. apply film and digital media terms of analysis that are relevant in the digital age, including global contexts;
  3. research, analyse and synthesise text and media resources that demonstrate advanced literacy of film techniques, including digital effects; and
  4. communicate in-depth knowledge, including theory of film and digital effects, using appropriate disciplinary forms and conventions of writing.

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