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ACF704 - Talking Heads: Personality and Persona On Screen

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125


Unit chair:

Ken Miller





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Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


Talking heads are a major feature of television and online content, across all forms and formats of programs. This Unit will examine the skills and techniques of talking to a camera. Topics covered will include: Interview preparation and research, the live studio interview: interviewing in the field, preparing scripts and reading auto cues, spontaneous presentations to camera, panel anchoring, and presentation style and performance.

The Unit is relevant to those who want to be in front of the camera or behind the camera.


Folio 1: Sample of recorded interviews and interview preparation work from exercises, 2500 words, 50%

Folio 2: Sample of anchoring and presentations and preparation and planning documentation drawn from exercise work, 2500 words, 50%

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