SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code MMG512778
Module Leader Stephen Anderson
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Applied Computer Games
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Honours Degree or equivalent

Summary of Content

This module will require students to understand and demonstrate a practical knowledge of digital video / film production techniques and the association of digital motion graphics media production. Application of creative technique will cover elective areas such as short film production, documentary production, 3D animation composition, title sequence generation and abstract motion graphics ef fects


Digital video/ audio production and editing . Motion graphics generation. Typography for screen . Colour correction and manipulation. Editing styles.. Documentary filmmaking, short film styles. Compositions techniques for animated media. Media publishing formats

Learning Outcomes

:On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:To critically explore the technology employed within digital video and motion graphics production.To demonstrate through design and synthesis a competency in the generation of effective digital media.To apply aesthetic and critical evaluation to the production process.To evaluate and employ visual communication techniques and understand the role of editing.To critically evaluate the use of audio media within presentations.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Formal lectures delivered by academic and guest lecturers. Laboratory based exercises. evaluation of personal work and peer group evaluation on a regular basis. Directed learning strategies where appropriate. Independent learning methodologies will be employed. Group and individual learning.

Indicative Reading

Smith. Scott, Firewire filmmaking", 2002. Peachpit Press, ISBN 0-201-74163-6 Lister. Martin, "New Media: A critical introduction", 2003, Routledge, ISBN 9-780415-223782 Rose. Jean, "The Mature Students Guide to writing", 2001, Palgrave, ISBN 9-78033-725207 Alban. Dan, "Digital Cinematography and directing", 2003, New Riders ISBN 9-780735-712548 Katz. Syeven, "Film Directing shot by shot", 1991, Michael Wise productions, ISBN 9-780941-188104 Dick. Bernard, "Anatomy of Film", 2002, Bedford St Martins, ISBN -0333973488 Bernard . Malcolm, "Art, Design and visual culture"' 1998, MacMillan Press Ltd, ISBN 0-333-67526-6 Thomas. Julia, "Reading Images", 2000, Palgrave, ISBN 9-780333-7765401 Rose. Jay "Producing great sound for digital video", 2003, Focal Press, ISBN 1-57820-208-6 Amyes. Tim, "Audio Post production in Video and Film", 1998, Focal Press ISBN 0-240-51542-0 Roberts-Breslin, "Making Media", 2003, Focal Press ISBN 0-240-60502-X Yewdall. David, "The practical art of motion picture sound", 2003, Focal Press ISBN 0-240-805259 Ward. Peter, "Picture Composition" 2003, Focal Press, ISBN 0-240-51681-8 Meyer. Chris, "Creating Motion Graphics" 2007, Focal Press, ISBN 978-0240-81010-2 Gondek. Mike "Photoshop for digital video" 2005, Focal Press, ISBN 0-240-80633-6

Transferrable Skills

C&IT skills Analytical and evaluative skills Ability to reflect Independence Presentation skills Report writing skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 160.00
Lectures (PT) 12.00
Seminars (FT) 30.00
Assessment (PT) 18.00
Practicals (PT) 80.00
Seminars (PT) 30.00
Independent Learning (PT) 160.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00
Practicals (FT) 80.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 50.00 45% Elective media individual project
Coursework 0.00 50.00 45% Elective media group project