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Making Movies 3 Practical Production (FLTV30022)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFLTV30022
Availability(Quotas apply)
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Making Movies 3 Practical Production is where all the knowledge and introductory practical components of Making Movies 1 & 2 come together, to consolidate those experiences in a specialised filmmaking intensive experience.

This hands-on filmmaking workshop runs over four days. Working in small crews, and led by experienced film practitioners/tutors, students have the opportunity to work in small groups to write and shoot two short films over four days. Script development and shooting takes place in our state of the art film studios, using the professional filmmaking equipment of the film and television school.

This subject aims to give those who have never made a film the confidence that it can be done by those with enthusiasm, passion, dedication, team skills, considered coordination, and a good idea. During the intensive you will meet and work with your potential filmmaking crews of the future.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • articulate screenwriting knowledge, including the development of ideas for the workshop films;
  • write a properly formatted short screenplay suitable to film in 1 day;
  • write and plan your own short film, including character breakdown, writing a script and developing shooting plans and story boards.

Generic skills

- Write a properly formatted short screenplay suitable to film in 1 day.

- Analyse a short screenplay and break it down into a shot list.

- Have a basic understanding of lighting and sound recording for digital video.

- Awareness regarding the importance of OH&S within the film industry including on set safety.

- Have a basic knowledge of camera placement and framing techniques.

- Be able to apply knowledge of onset communication and basic shooting protocols when working with a small film crew.

- Gain the confidence to produce your own short film, and actually prepare a script and shooting plans for your next short film

Eligibility and requirements


FLTV20005 - Making Movies 2; with a grade of 70% or above.



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Workshop Participation*

*Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills ongoing) - 10%


1. 3 - 5 page formatted script (for 3 - 5 minute film) - 1800 word equivalent (Due during the assessment period) - 45%

2. Character/s breakdown - 600 word equivalent (Due during the assessment period) - 15%

3. Storyboard/Director's pre-visualisation of 2 scenes from the script (Due during the assessment period) - 15%

4. Oral Director’s Statement 2 mins, based on the script and describing what the film idea is about, intended audience, and the how the film will look and sound, including performance style (delivered via video link)- 600 word equivalent (Due during the assessment period) - 15%

Hurdle requirement

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • February
    Principal coordinatorHelen Gaynor
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours24 hours, comprising of a four day intensive.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date11 February 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsStudents will be required to complete pre-reading and/or viewing during the pre-teaching period. Study materials will be made available via the LMS.
    Teaching period25 February 2019 to 28 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date13 February 2019
    Census date25 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 March 2019
    Assessment period ends29 March 2019

    February contact information

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Helen Gaynor

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject has a quota of 33 students. Selection is automated and based on the order in which students enrol. Your enrolment in this subject guarantees a space unless you withdraw. Once the subject quota has been reached, all enrolled students will be contacted.

If the subject is full, spaces may become available in the future as others withdraw. The only way to check this is by attempting to enrol. Please note that there are no waiting lists for this subject.

As entry into this subject is based only on the order in which students enrol, special permission will not be offered to any students.

Students will be required to complete pre-reading and/or viewing during the pre-teaching period. Study materials will be made available via the LMS.

Further information

Last updated: 11 October 2019