Short Film Production

Unit code: 9671

Description: In this unit students in small groups will produce short drama productions. From scripting and pre-production through to filming and post-production, students explore the collaborative environment of short film Production. Whilst considering the broad structure of a film crew this unit concentrates on two key themes. Firstly the unit looks at the methodologies and creative challenges of directing actors in a live action film production. Working with professional actors in studio-based drama productions, students explore the creative relationships and tensions between the script, the actor, the director, and the camera. Secondly the unit considers the technical demands of a short film production from a Production Management perspective. The unit concentrates on the operational and logistical challenges of turning a script into a film.