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Specialist Project – Learning Agreement (Draft)

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Learning Agreement (1st Draft) for Specialist Project

Name: Ian F. Hunt

Course: Digital Media Production Level: 6
Unit: Specialist Project
Reference number: IMD610
Credit points: 30
Study hours: 300
Tutor(s): Phil Beards, Liam Birtles

Synopsis of study

I have been researching Documentary film, particularly the early British pioneers led by John Grierson who used film to show the British public the lives of the ordinary working people and their lifestyles of the time. In fact he was attributed to have termed the phrase documentary to describe a non-fictional film.
To advance my skills in narrative led design and my abilities with using a camera to tell a story. I propose to produce a documentary style video of approximately 5 minutes duration documenting a BA Acting students 1st semester and his role in an AUCB production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. I will expand upon the subject, by including interviews with both the central character and his associates.
This documentary would be in the observational in style, I plan to be as unobtrusive as possible, so that the participants effectively forget that there is a camera and behave as naturally as possible.
I plan to capture the video sequences using a DSLR; to edit the video clips using Adobe’s Premier Pro and make use of Adobe’s After Effects for effects, title design and correct any issues with color grading as required.

Aims

A1 To confirm and develop your systematic understanding of key aspects of digital media, previously acquired in Level 5.
A2 To encourage the acquisition of detailed knowledge, some of which is at or informed by the forefront of developments within the subject including aspects of current research, or equivalent scholarship.
A3 To develop your critical awareness and understanding of historical, contemporary and personal practice within the broad context of the field.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this unit you will be able to demonstrate:
LO1 that you have transferred your systematic understanding of key aspects of digital media, previously acquired in Level 5.

LO2 the acquisition of detailed knowledge, some of which is at or informed by the forefront of developments within the subject including aspects of current research, or equivalent scholarship.
LO3 Through written work demonstrate that you developed your critical awareness and understanding of historical, contemporary and personal practice within the broad context of the field.

Assessment Requirements

[Personalise and elaborate on the assessment requirements as they appear in the unit handbook – refer to the Learning Agreement Guidelines for more information]

Assessment Criteria

Evidence of knowledge of key contextual and theoretical issues – Knowledge concerned with contemporary practice acquired from Level 5 and applied and developed to a higher level (LO1)
Evidence of critical concepts represented in the breadth and depth of subject knowledge – The contexts of production (LO2, LO3)
Evidence of realisation through the application of technical knowledge and skills – Documentation of the project, its planning and execution (LO1)
Evidence of understanding through critical evaluation and reflection – Relevance of research and relationship of theory to practice (LO3)

Transferable skills

[Copy the skills exactly as they appear in the unit handbook]

References

[Create a bibliography of the reference material you will be using – refer to the Learning Agreement Guidelines for more information]

Action plan/time plan

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