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Supervisor
Ieva Rozentāle

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:20.01.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:KSK_018LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Communication SciencesTarget Audience:Communication Science; Information and Communication Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ieva Rozentāle
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Communication Studies
The Head of Structural Unit:Anda Rožukalne
Contacts:Rīga, Dzirciema iela 16, kfkoatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67409183
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (number)4Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours20
Part-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (number)3Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes6
Total Contact Hours16
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
None.
Objective:
To create understanding of producer’s work in different media industries: television, movies, etc., as well as the idea of music production. To obtain knowledge to be able to professionally evaluate the situation in the media industry, analysing practical aspects of projects. When mastering the course, students are familiarised with real television projects, offering possibilities to study and analyse their technical, human, time and financial resources. During the course students will get the opportunity to develop their projects, starting from the idea to planning, which includes technical specification, flow of finances, etc. A detailed analysis of audio-visual works of public and commercial televisions will create an idea about the situation in the local media environment, existing competition, real project implementation possibilities and dilemmas of the industry in Latvia. The main goal of the course is to theoretically familiarise with different aspects of producer’s work and to practically develop strategies and plans of implementation of a specific video project.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction to production. Definitions. Work of a TV producer in public media and commercial media. Production of audio-visual work. Work principles and structure of Latvian television.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Basic principles of TV production. Stages of the production process (project development, preparation, production (filming), post-processing, distribution and project end). Practical examples.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Creation of a creative and a technical workgroup. TV staff in a project: professions, structure and role in the filming process. Team work. Basic functions of project management. Understanding of cultural management. Planning (time, equipment, human resources). Project documentation. Budget, preparation of cost estimates.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Conditions for preparation of presentations and projects. Different facets of producer’s work. Importance of decision-making in producer’s work. Analysis of non-traditional situations in producer’s work.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Diversity of audio-visual genres. Ratings. Examples of television formats. Latest trends in development of TV formats. Analysis of audio-visual work. Practical examples.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Situation in Latvian film production and the role of the National Film Centre in it. Basic principles of film production: from idea to a movie. Specifics of documentary films. Conditions of production of a feature film. Staff in a film project: professions, structure and role in the filming process. Production of films and shows in practice.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Work in a group ~ 4 students. Development of a cycle of shows or a show project. Substantiation of the idea, target audience, fitness for specific media. Presentation, answers to the questions.Classes1.00auditorium
8Work in a group ~ 4 students. To create a technical and financial plan of filming. Presentation, answers to the questions.Classes1.00auditorium
9Familiarising with examples of development of film and TV projects.Classes1.00auditorium
10Visit to a Latvian television or a private film studio or presence, when a movie is filmed. Home assignment: essay about the role of the specified profession in the observed process.Classes1.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction to production. Definitions. Work of a TV producer in public media and commercial media. Production of audio-visual work. Work principles and structure of Latvian television.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Basic principles of TV production. Stages of the production process (project development, preparation, production (filming), post-processing, distribution and project end). Practical examples.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Creation of a creative and a technical workgroup. TV staff in a project: professions, structure and role in the filming process. Team work. Basic functions of project management. Understanding of cultural management. Planning (time, equipment, human resources). Project documentation. Budget, preparation of cost estimates.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Conditions for preparation of presentations and projects. Different facets of producer’s work. Importance of decision-making in producer’s work. Analysis of non-traditional situations in producer’s work.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Diversity of audio-visual genres. Ratings. Examples of television formats. Latest trends in development of TV formats. Analysis of audio-visual work. Practical examples.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Work in a group ~ 4 students. Development of a cycle of shows or a show project. Substantiation of the idea, target audience, fitness for specific media. Presentation, answers to the questions.Classes1.00auditorium
8Work in a group ~ 4 students. To create a technical and financial plan of filming. Presentation, answers to the questions.Classes1.00auditorium
9Familiarising with examples of development of film and TV projects.Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
To approbate the knowledge obtained during lectures and seminars, to be able to critically analyse peculiarities of producer’s work and to be able to discuss in a group and write an analytically-critical discussion essay.
Assessment Criteria:
Participation in lectures. Activity at seminars. Quality of prepared written works (essays about readings). Quality of the project drafted at seminars (creative, financial and technical aspects) and its compliance with the learned material. Quality of prepared written work – examination.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:As a result of mastering the course students gain understanding about: • the nature of production work and producer’s work in different media industries; • production as an important component of media management; • team work when implementing an audio-visual project.
Skills:As a result of mastering the course students obtain: • skills to analyse diverse media production aspects; • skills to create an audio-visual work ideas for further production and to implement them; • ability to independently produce and develop an audio-visual project; • ability to evaluate the production task and the resources it needs; • ability to theoretically develop a small audio-visual project production cycle documentation and resource planning: financial, technical and other plans; • ability to plan the budget, knowledge to control its fulfilment and fulfilment of the audio-visual project in general from its different aspects; • ability to work in a management team led by a producer.
Competencies:As a result of mastering the course students obtain: • ability to evaluate the capacity of the audio-visual work production process; • ability to evaluate the scope of resources involved in an audio-visual project; • ability to define the genre and the format of an audio-visual project; • ability to identify specific details of a project in the course of its practical implementation
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