- Approx Cost:
- $20.00 to cover use of media equipment.
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Requirements:
Students need to have achieved at least 1 internal and 1 external standard in a Level 2 Social Science or English course. FPR301 students cannot enter into Radio Production RPR301 due to a clash of achievement standards.
While priority is given to students who fit the above assessment criteria, other students will be considered if they have a proven background/experience in film-making.
- Course Outline:
In general, this course gives practical and theoretical understanding of film-making. Students are encouraged to watch films and identify the decisions made by professional directors, so that they can then apply this knowledge to their own film-making.
Media Studies Achievement Standards are offered, with students able to achieve a maximum of 20 credits from this course in four internal assessments and one external assessment.
The course will require students to:
- Plan, film and edit one short film or documentary.
- Demonstrate their competency in the use of the camera, editing software, lighting and sound by completing a range of smaller film projects.
- Carefully study a range of films and be able to explain/analyse their meaning.
- Be able to explain the relationship between film and society through the study of a film genre.
- Be able to work as part of a team and independently.
- Be able to demonstrate good time-management skills.
This course is intended for students who have a genuine interest in studying and producing film. Other courses that provide learning which can assist FPR301 are Drama, English and Social Sciences.
- Where Does It Lead:
Directly to tertiary study in film and/or broadcasting.
- For further information see:
- Mr S Gilpin.