The Practical Film Production 2 module will aim to build on students’ foundation in essential technical skills and visual storytelling developed in Practical Film Production 1.

This module will focus on taking those essential skills and deepening them through the discipline of shooting on film, which requires a greater rigour in understanding how to control and manipulate the filmmaking process. Students will shoot on Super 16mm film negative.

The Directing Actors module aims to teach the fundamental creative and collaborative relationship between the actor(s) and the director, from the writing of the character breakdown through to the production. This is a process that places creative collaboration at the heart of the exchange between the ideas of a director, and the playing of the character by the actor.

The module will cover a variety of approaches from a director’s perspective, informed by the experiences of professional directors in various time-based media, and by interaction with experienced screen actor(s).

Through presentation, demonstration and exercises, the module will cover techniques for casting, auditions, rehearsals, improvisation, on-set procedure, non-dialogue scenes, single character scenes, crowd scenes, scenes of an intimate nature and directing non-professionals. The module outcomes also support students developing their own personal approach to working with actors, which is an important philosophy for maturating your practice as a director.

This module aims to give students an introduction into the practices of documentary filmmaking and theory. Working in small groups, students will research and produce a short documentary film of 5-10 minutes length.

The aim of this module is to familiarise students with the different disciplines of Television content: Drama, Comedy, Factual Sitcoms and Soaps, for example. This module also aims to identify the audience, relevant broadcast channels, production needs and budget benchmarks for each of the formats considered. This module will also cover the commissioning process and provide students with the opportunity to further develop their pitching skills in front of an industry panel.