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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Film. TV & Video Production - Advanced


Course Code(s):  6M5159
QQI Award Code:  6M5159 Film and Television Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This curriculum builds on the competencies acquired on the first year of the Film, TV and Video course. It allows the candidate to develop and capitalise on their professional technical training enabling them to realise their creative potential.

Subsequently, candidates identify, develop and learn how to market themselves and their skills within the industry and to communicate effectively with industry professionals. It emphasizes the visual storytelling aspects of both film and digital media.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Directing for film & TV
Working with Actors
Production Design
Advanced Storyboarding
Communications
Film and Digital Video Production
Studio & Location Sound Production & Recording
Advanced Editing Techniques
Cinematography
Drama Camera Technique
Documentary Camera Technique
Lighting for film, TV & Video
Screenplay Writing
Writing for TV
Concept Pitching
Production Management
Assistant Directing
Scheduling
Event management
Continuity/script supervision Video Production
Documentary Production

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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