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ACF705 - Documentary Production Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125

ACM718 Documentary Production Practice

Unit chair:

Simon Wilmot


ACF700 or ACM712



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


In this unit students will undertake the production of a documentary either initiated by them or offered by external organisations. This production will be undertaken in teams using appropriate strategies for collaboration in creative teams. This process will include the development of a proposal encompassing an exploration of the sources of documentary ideas, individual perspectives, the relationship between themes and social institutions and balancing the needs of sponsors and audiences. Treatments will be developed through several drafts that respond to feedback and critique. Students will then plan, schedule and shoot their productions. The post-production process will involve regular critical screenings through which students will explore the formal and structural demands of documentary story-telling.


Project Pitch 10% 400 words

Written Submission: Proposal and Treatment 30% 1200 word equivalent

Peer/Self Assessment 20%

Documentary Production 40%

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