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ACF704 - Talking Heads: Personality and Persona On Screen

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

This unit commences in 2016.

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

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




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Online teaching methods require internet access. 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.


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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