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ACM704 - Film and Video Editing

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:S Wilmot




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Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • script preparation, documentation and planning,
  • decoupage and montage,
  • graphic, rhythmic, spatial and temporal relationships between shots,
  • picture and sound relationships,
  • continuous, parallel and iterative structures,
  • editing principles and techniques,
  • editing systems,
  • offline and online approaches.


Research Paper 1200 words, 20%

Four Editing Exercises worth 20% each: Maintaining Spatial and Temporal continuity; The Classic Editing Style Discontinuous Time; Ellipse Editing Overlay and Illustration; Associational Forms The Narrative Arc; Sequences and Structure.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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