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AMC339 - Documentary Animation

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

This unit will be offered from 2016.

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

ACM239

Unit chair:

Dirk De Bruyn

Prerequisite:

One level 1 unit plus one level 2 unit from AMC or ACM coded units

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ACM239, AMC200

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Content

Students produce a short individual and group animation based on pre-developed scripts and storyboards, grounded in actual contemporary and/or historic events. This project-based unit enlists personal, present-day or archival sound recordings incorporating the spoken word and expressing aspects of the identified historic or contemporary episode to be 're-animated'. Students utilise and enhance skills in archival research, character development and lip-sync in the emerging genre of documentary animation. The unit examines how animation is currently used to support and enhance traditional documentary forms of storytelling, and to communicate events for which there is no visible trace or record, tackling the contemporary dilemma of the 'truth' of the digital image. Students build on image documenting practices in response to the proliferation of 2D and 3D image manipulation and recording strategies now resident in digital media, to develop their own storytelling style and approaches, using a diverse range of animation techniques, with a special emphasis on recording, communicating or articulating real phenomena. Students will have access to digital SLR cameras to capture data in the field, taking animation out of the studio and into the street, recording real incidents and situations through time-lapse, pixilation and other surveillance strategies.

Assessment

Presentation of class exercises: group and individual storyboard presentation, equivalent 1200 words, 30%

Research essay, equivalent 1000 words, 25%

Project (group), equivalent  600 words, 15%

Project (individual), equivalent 1200 words, 30%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2739$3101

* 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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