Filmmaking and Editing

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
14 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W900 Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film),
BA W900MV Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film)

Module description

This module introduces skills in camera use and editing. The module emphasises an understanding of the technical processes underlying the students' own practical work. Students will be taught how best to capture performance on camera, which may include live performance, rehearsal footage, marketing material, documentary footage, and short films. Introduction to offline editing of video will lead to students editing their own work.

Module aims

Film making/editing:

  • Introduction to creative approaches to filmmaking

  • Introduction to film styles and film grammar

  • Introduction to film production imperatives, cinematic and editing technique

  • Resourcing, researching and producing a short film

Digital Arts Skills:

  • Understanding digitals arts in the online world

  • Digital arts in context – case studies and critical approaches to analysis

  • Creating and using graphics for contextual application (e.g. use online, use in film, use in print etc)

  • Creating audio for use in film

  • Refining and integrating digital media

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Have knowledge and understanding of the different roles necessary to execute a simple film project;

  2. Have effective and safe use of video and related audio equipment;

  3. Have knowledge of and basic facility with one digital editing package;

  4. Establish an understanding of the principles of cinematography and sound recording;

  5. Have knowledge of how to best capture video footage on a range of devices;

  6. Have the ability to coordinate and manage a small team.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This unit will be taught one day a week across 15 weeks with additional independent study requirements.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Practical   Documentary or Promotional Film    25% 
Practical   Short Drama or Art Film    25% 
Practical   Contribution to group filming and production process    20% 
Practical   Creation of Web Platform and Portfolio of digital work    30% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Ms Rosalind Maddison
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Head of Production
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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