Contemporary International Cinema
To enable students to examine local and global perspectives and issues influencing the continuing evolution of media screen production and develop the ability to apply critical judgement to creative decisions.
1. Employ disciplinary-specific training in the assessment, evaluation and critique of contemporary cinematic texts.
2. Explore the relationship between design possibilities and completed media texts.
3. Explore formal and theoretical perspectives of Film, TV and media texts including historical, cultural, gender, political, commercial and aesthetic concerns.
This assignment may be completed in groups, pairs or on your own.
Students will work with the lecturer to pitch and deliver a creative project that reflects, references and derives inspiration from an international cinema industry or cultural cinema movement. The project will be designed to provide evidence that the students have met the course learning outcomes. The creative project can be discipline specific or inter-disciplinary.
When creating your pitch consider the history of your inspirations and how culture, gender, politics and aesthetics impact your theoretical end product.
The length of the project will be determined by pitching a project that reflects a substantive amount of work to effectively engage with the topic. Final length of the project will be identified in the pitch and must be approved by the lecturer. No projects longer than 6 minutes in run-time or more than 2,000 words in length will be approved.
The final creative output will be presented on the due date alongside a 3-4 minute presentation that reflects upon the research conducted and how it was synthesized into the final creative output.
• Decide on a pitch and whether your will complete this assignment in a group or on your own.
Pitch the concept to your tutor in Week 1. Show evidence of the research path you will take with what resources you have currently found.
• Begin your research and lockdown your output intentions. Book any relevant editing rooms, film equipment etc needed for it.
• Generate the material agreed upon in the pitch to your tutor.
• Consider how you will present your portfolio to your peers.