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ACF302 - Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is available only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Creative Arts courses

Previously:

ACC307 Developing a Project: Ideas to Scripts

Unit chair:

Donna Mcrae

Prerequisite:Completion of at least two level two units in any major sequence from within the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts or Bachelor of Creative Arts courses or from within the Bachelor of Film and Digital Media
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Content

The unit will begin with screenings and analysis of examples of short form narrative film. These examples will set some of the narrative, formal and stylistic criteria within which project proposals will be reviewed. Students will then be taken through a process of self reflection and resource gathering to find then pitch story ideas. The refined idea will be scripted through two drafts to create a short narrative film script of 5-8 minute duration.

Assessment

The Pitch (verbal and written), 800 words equivalent, 20%

First Draft Script (5-8 minute script and 3 act structure), 40%

Second draft Script (5-8 minute script), 40%

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