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NM3500 - Digital Cinema

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject provides an introductory understanding of standard techniques used to plan and develop digital cinema projects. A range of innovative digital cinema processes will be introduced, including approaches to cinematography, documentary and narrative structure. Student projects that demonstrate innovative and resourceful implementations will be encouraged. The subject extends practical techniques by looking at the theoretical and ideological underpinnings of digital video production. The contemporary context and approach to digital video/cinema techniques are investigated through the creative and conceptual development of short works. Participants will be encouraged to experiment and test their ideas through concepts, content, and form. The subject culminates in the production of a digital 'short'.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the underlying principles and concepts associated with digital cinema;
  • develop and use cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate appropriate engagement within media arts project development;
  • exercise critical judgment and creative thinking in identifying and solving problems relating to digital cinema with intellectual independence;
  • demonstrate OH&S in relation to the professional practices explored in this unit;
  • adapt accountability for own learning and professional practice in collaboration with others.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (30%)
  • Assessment Task 3 - (45%)
  • Assessment Task 1 - (25%).
Prerequisites: NM2570 OR NM2501


Cairns, Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Russell Milledge
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.