BTEC Media: Digital Film & Video Production

What is the course about?

You will develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in the Media industries. You will learn how to succeed in the contemporary creative work place by developing a range of key skills such as screenwriting, pre-production, film, editing, camera work, lighting and sound recording. You will develop your abilities to research, budget, communicate, work in teams, project manage and think as an entrepreneur.

Taught Elements

Unit 3: Digital Media Skills: This unit allows you to demonstrate, through constructing a digital media product, the skills you have developed in media production across other units.

Film Production – Fiction: You will investigate how conventions of narrative storytelling are used by filmmakers, looking at formats and generic conventions. You will then prepare for a film production by creating and gathering the materials and preparing the cast and crew

Single Camera Techniques: You will focus on the techniques of using a single camera to capture high-quality footage to create a narrative production. You will investigate manual functions of a camera as well as the compositions and support or movement of camera shots.

Film Editing: You will learn about the development of different editing purposes, conventions and techniques. You will explore how the pioneers of film editing have used editing techniques and how they have developed more sophisticated applications. You will develop skills in digital editing techniques and create a final, edited sequence for a specific purpose.

What might the course lead to?

We aim to give you a starting point from which you can go on to either work in the advertising or marketing or film/TV industry as a skilled practitioner. Increasingly the skills you will learn are essential to succeed in the Media industries as a creative worker. You will also be able to use this qualification as a start off point for a wide range of university courses.

Assessment Method

Assessment is largely internal. Your work will be assessed by your course tutors. You will sit one examination which will involve you responding to a brief. This will allow you to demonstrate the skills and techniques you have learned on the course.