Advanced Media Production

This course module is an opportunity for you to apply the skills and techniques you have developed during the programme to create an advanced media production - most likely a movie and an accompanying poster - on a specific topic.

Announcement

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2018-03-06
Welcome to Advanced Media Production 2018! The first meeting is on Friday, 27 April at 10:15. There will be an introduction to the main project assignment, and we will form the project teams, so it is important that everyone is there.

Future announcements will be made via the course Cambro site, where will also be able to find detailed project descriptions (as they are identified), a list of course readings and other resources.

Schedule vt-2018

This is a preliminary schedule. It is likely to change, including the addition of extra meetings and events.

Announcements will be made via the course Cambro website.

Date Time Place Who Meeting or Event
27 April 10-12 MC313 JW Intro to course; productions, cases and project teams
12-14 JW continuation, as needed
3 May 12-14 MC313 JW tba
8 MAY 13-16 A484 JW

Production planning/progress meeting
(individual teams)

Team 1 - 13.00

Team 2 - 13.30

Team 3 - 14.00

Team 4 - 14.30

Team 5 - 15.00

Team 6 - 15.30

15 May 14-16 A484 JW Optional drop-in for discussion with teams, as/if needed
29 May 10-12 MC313 JW Meetings with groups and individuals as/if needed.
30 May 10-14 MC313 JW Presentations of finished productions
3 June tba tba Public presentations of productions?
4 June - - - Last date for submission of all exam materials to JW
- - -

Course Production Themes

More details will be made available on the course Cambro site.

Examination

The course and examination are based around a team-based production project (video, web production or other, and a related poster), and an individual component (personal production report). See the course Cambro site for details.

For a good grade, you should demonstrate BOTH good production skills, AND a well-motivated design concept underlying your work, along with good team work. The production should have an explicit designed-for effect on its audience.

You must not use any copyright protected material in your production (unless you have written permission from the owner). This includes music and images. Course productions may be published on the Informatik website, or elsewhere, at the discretion of the department.

There are 2 parts to the examination for this course:

1. Personal production report - individual work
2. Team production, including poster - group work

To pass the course (G), you need to pass all parts. To get a VG overall, you need to get a VG grade for your individual report and a VG for the group production and poster.

The personal production report is an individual description of the project work and concepts. See the course Cambro site for details. The report should concisely describe:

  • the topic addressed and why your team chose it
  • what effect you were trying to achieve
  • your design rationale (why you did the production the way you did)

The report is a personal account of the production process and outcome, describing your own work, thoughts and perspective, decisions made, and your view of the success or otherwise of the production and the production process. It should be in your own words, but may include group visual materials.
Expected length: about 4 to 8 pages (with images). Submit as a .pdf file.

The main production (movie, or other) should speak for itself by having a designed-for effect on audiences. See the course Cambro site for details. Submit as a web link or as a file to the course Cambro Dropbox.

The poster should introduce and serve as a "teaser" for your production, raising interest in it. It will be a full-size professionally-printed poster and should work as a piece of wall art as well as communicating effectively about the main production. Submit as a software file, as needed for printing:
File format: JPG (Highest quality, 10)
Size: 50x70 cm
Dpi: 250
Colour mode: RGB

Language: The report and presentations should be in English if possible. The production should be in Swedish if appropriate, or English. If you do it in Swedish please add English subtitles.

Production Ideas

Each team should find a theme on which to base their production, and this must not be the same as another team. More details will be provided on the course Cambro website.

Literature

Course textbook
Dewdney Andrew, Ride Peter: The digital media handbook, 2nd ed. : London : Routledge : 2013 : xii,
418 s. : ISBN: 9780415699891 (hbk.) : See bibliotekskatalogen Album

Recommended reference material
Cheryl Campanella Bracken, C. C.& Skalski, P. (eds) Immersed in Media 1: Telepresence in Everyday Life (2010). New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-99340-1.

The Grid System, a website created by Antonio Carusone.
Grids can be applied to designing the poster. This website contains lots of resources. A good starting point is How You Make A Grid by Andrew Maher.

See the course Cambro site Resources for links to additional material.

Teacher

John Waterworth

If you have any problems, questions or suggestions about the course, let me know by sending me an e-mail (and/or talking to me).