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SAE INSTITUTE Film prospectus

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SAE INSTITUTE Film prospectus

  1. 1. Film MakingProgram Prospectus Auckland New Zealand
  2. 2. SAE INSTITUTE  Auckland NEW ZEALAND 10,12,18 Heather Street, Parnell, Auckland 1052 NATIONAL OFFICE TEL:  +64 (0)9 373 4712 NATIONAL OFFICE FAX: +64 (0)9 373 4713 SAE STUDIOS TEL:  +64 (0)9 373 4317 EMAIL: auckland@sae.edu WEB:  www.auckland.sae.edu Version 1.0_SAENZ_2014 © SAE Institute (NZ) we are a worldwide educator consisting of over 50 campuses in over 20 countries. SAE International“ “ An Overview of SAE Institute SAE INSTITUTE was founded in 1976 by Dr Tom Misner. Since then it has grown to be the largest private institute of its kind and comprises over 50 campuses across the globe. It is referred to, globally, as SAE. Statement of Educational Philosophy and Mission Our Vision To be the world’s leading educator for the creative media industries Our Mission We provide specialist vocational and higher education courses worldwide to inspire and develop our graduates Our courses emphasise practical experience, the needs of students and industry credibility Our students access the latest knowledge and outstanding facilities to enhance their skills We are globally networked as a professional community in creative media Excellence in academic and student services Our Values We have conviction to our purpose and potential We demonstrate drive by achieving and advancing together We are adventurous in mind and spirit We demonstrate rigour in enhancing our professional reputation and credibility We are genuine in the way we behave and deliver We show respect by celebrating, valuing and caring for people and the environment
  3. 3. more employers choose SAE graduates Film Program System • Film Making Program System Page 4 - 5 Film Making • Diploma In Film Making (PC9573) Page 6 - 9 Support Information • SAE Alumni Association Page 10 - 11 “ Contents “Learning has three phases: you know nothing, you’re learning the rules, you learn enough to change the rules, you have the knowledge to make the rules. SAE International
  4. 4. Diploma In Film Making (PC9573) SAE Institute’s Diploma In Film Making has gained international recognition as a result of the creative-technical media education offered by SAE INSTITUTE. The Diploma In Film Making is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA) and incorporates Technical, Practical and Creative education which includes: Preparing a Script for the Screen, Basic and Advanced Digital Editing, Special Effects, Working with Digital Cameras, Preparation of a Storyboard, Film Production, Location Shoots and Choosing Locations, The Making of a Music Video, Directing a Short Film, Working with Actors, Using Special Effects, Television News Gathering, Framing and Image Composition, Working with Green Screens, Digital Video Editing Theory, Lighting Theory, Digital Camera Theory, Video Shoot Workshops, Script Writing, Budgeting and Scheduling, Film Project Preparation, Directing Theory, DVD Authoring. Advanced film authoring concepts are developed throughout the Diploma In Film Making program. Digital film and animated element creation is examined and construction techniques are explored in depth. Students use individual computer workstations in our Film Lab and utilise our Film Post Production Studio in developing their creative and technical skills using various industry software and control surfaces. The Diploma In Film Making also incorporates the business aspect of professional creative media projects, providing graduates with the necessary skills to develop their own media-based business in the industry. Successful graduates are awarded a Diploma In Film Making (level 5) Bachelor of Film Production Degree Film Making students wishing to further their career goals may continue their studies with SAE Institute (Byron Bay, Australia). Students are able to complete the final second year in the Bachelor of Film Production degree program with SAE Byron Bay on successful completion of their Diploma in Film Making program with SAE Institute, New Zealand. The Bachelor of Film Production Degree program provides a strong focus on technology, creativity and the development of academic, practical and business skills. This degree represents the state-of-the-art in digital and creative media education. SAE Diploma Programs are Approved By: New Zealand Qualifications Authority Middlesex University, London, UK Page 4 Film Making Program System
  5. 5. *These programs are offered in conjunction with Middlesex University, London, UK Bachelor Of Film Production 1 additional year full time with SAE Institute, Byron Bay, Australia Exit with DIPLOMA IN FILM MAKING (level 5) Enter postgraduate studies with SAE-Online Graduate College MA/MSc Professional Practice (Creative Media Industries)* SAE-OnLine Graduate College The SAE-OnLine Graduate College has an exclusive articulation arrangement with the University of Middlesex (London, UK). These arrangements make provision for credits earned via the SAE programs to be used towards specified postgraduate Master’s Degree programs at the University of Middlesex, London UK. The Master of Arts/Master of Science Professional Practice (Creative Media Industries)* SAE graduates are able to complete the The Master of Arts/Master of Science Professional Practice (Creative Media Industries) on successful completion of their Bachelor’s Degree with SAE Institute (Byron Bay, Australia). The essential feature of this Master’s program is its focus on professional creative media activity, and its procedure for assigning recognition and accreditation for professional experience. The program facilitates creative research and professional development, and encourages students to define, refine and enhance their creative and technological skills and abilities. The pathway to your Film Making career: Page 5 Film Making Program System Entry Point Diploma In Film Making (PC9573) 12 months Full Time Exit with BACHELOR’S DEGREE conferred by SAE Byron Bay Exit with MASTER’S DEGREE conferred by Middlesex University
  6. 6. Film Making The Diploma in Film Making focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training in all aspects of film and TV production. Digital film and animated element creation is examined and construction techniques are explored in depth. Students use individual computer workstations in our Film Lab and utilise our Film Post Production Studio in developing their creative and technical skills using various industry software and control surfaces. Absolutely love it, being able to tackle all these different projects... it gives you a chance to explore everything. Ariana SAE INSTITUTE Auckland Graduate“ “
  7. 7. Page 7 Qualification Diploma in Film Making (level 5) Accreditation NZQA accredited. Duration 12 Months - Full Time Who should take this program? This 12 month full-time program is intended for anyone who: - wants a solid grounding (theory and practice) in creative design and film making - is interested in working professionally in the field of television and film - has worked with film as a hobby, but is interested in making it their profession - wants to stay competitive (and employable) in a rapidly changing job market FM100 Computing & Media This module develops and exercises the media skills needed to maximize the functional effectiveness and efficiency of using computers in communications and as powerful work-tools in creative activities. It begins the process of critical thinking by challenging students to develop analytical approaches to their professional activities and to document the process and outcomes systematically. Computers & graphics gives an introduction to computer operating systems and basic troubleshooting. The still-image manipulation process is then introduced and provides the foundation in understanding computer based imagery and graphics for screen and print systems. Main Subjects: Hardware, software, interfaces, system hierarchy, Mac vs PC, networking, protocols, data sharing, internet, digital image processing basics, import/ export, photo-retouching, scanning, filters & plug-ins, colour palettes. Graphics & design is an introduction to still image manipulation/processing and provides the foundation in understanding computer imagery and graphics for screen and print systems. Main Subjects: Adobe Photoshop, Colour Management, Image Compositing, Filters and Effects, Document Storage and Presentation. Diploma In Film Making (12 months full time) Web design enables students to create a simple homepage. Students will also study site management, embedding and linking to additional media, FTP functions and basic web animation. Main Subjects: HTML and basic web page design, Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash, introduction to basic 2D animation design and keyframe animation. Digital audio has revolutionised sound assembly. We introduce software used for non-linear editing systems in the virtual studio environment and guide you through a wide range of digital effect processor types. Professional manipulation of audio and application of digital effects is the key to a commercial product. Main Subjects: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, using digital recording media, intro to hard disk recording and editing, digital audio formats, digital video editing, sampling and MIDI, Software Plug in Modules, Digital Signal Processing. FM101 Visual Technologies This module embarks on the development, understanding and appreciation of the variety of diverse industries involved in film and video production, adds substantial depth to the computer graphic skills from Module 100, The broad knowledge base and the level of judgemental activities employed in FM100 is further extended in FM101 – FM103, involving greater depth of knowledge, analytical interpretation, and self-directed student activity. Digital video technique delves into the workflow and signal flow of digital film production from camera to post production and editing. Main Subjects: Working with cameras, understanding the video workflow, basic video editing and capturing techniques. Digital film making explores professional DV equipment and leading desktop video editing software. Film making and assembly techniques are delivered in depth. Effects plugins are also incorporated. Main Subjects: Editing audio & picture for digital film, post production, video assembly techniques, effects and plug-ins, formats and standards, video compression, video editing concepts and various types of software, titling and basics of digital video photography. Video editing is used throughout professional film post production suites, audio and film editing is one of the key elements in the production process. Main Subjects: Avid, Final Cut Pro, sound editing with Logic Pro, non-linear editing and management of the post production pathway, sound design, compositing and colour matching.
  8. 8. Page 8 FM102 Multimedia Studies for Film In this module we aim to further develop students’ knowledge of appropriate methods and procedures in areas such as production planning and storyboarding and electronic editing and to introduce the students to 3D modelling, animation and DVD authoring. During these processes, students are required to take an increasing level of responsibility for the nature, quantity and quality of the outcomes. As filmmaking is frequently a cooperative undertaking, these activities will involve taking shared responsibility for group achievements and outcomes. Production management describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and compile a production schedule identifying the required resources and timelines for the completion of all stages of a production. Main Subjects: Film budgeting, production timelines, legal clearances, copyright, government funding, resource identification, scheduling cast. Special FX & 3D animation is an exciting field in which students will be trained in the application and use of several multimedia and compositing software packages used for green screen techniques, CGI, animation and graphics. 3D editing systems are used in the creation and animation of objects and text for a variety of practical uses including compositing with live footage. Main Subjects: Digitising of images, creating visual effects, compositing still and moving images with graphics, basic 2D and 3D animation, 3D modelling, creation and animation of text for compositing with footage. DVD authoring explores the process of file preparation that must be considered throughout film media authoring. Aspects of DVD authoring are addressed in creating the final product. Main Subjects: Audio and visual formatting and processing, DVD menus/buttons and links, creation, DVD finalising. FM103 Film Making and Theory Studies This module develops academic writing skills, and further broadens the students’ knowledge base with substantial depth in areas such film and television history (with particular reference to New Zealand), and provides a variety of experiences and activities designed to develop the students’ knowledge and understandings of a range of creative aspects that also involve analytical interpretation of various styles and genre, the role of music in film, and an understanding of the creative collaboration between directors and actors. Diploma In Film Making (12 months full time) Scriptwriting involves analysing and learning the layout of scripts and screenplays for documentaries, film, reportage and interviews. Students will be expected to compile their own ideas and develop them into a script by focusing on key areas that include plot, character development, dialogue, script development, storyboarding, dramaturgy and script analysis. Film history invites the students to explore the history and creation of cinema. Main Subjects: Key films, directors and key film genres that have contributed to the modern film and television industries. Directing and producing are key elements in film production, involving directing actors and functioning as a producer. Students will gain the necessary creative and technical skills to produce and direct their own work in a professional context through practical demonstration and supervised in-class project work. Main Subjects: The roles of directors and producers will be clearly defined and applied to the students’ set work and individual projects. FM104 Film Production Equipment This module concentrates on the creative and technical uses of a variety of film studio equipment (including camera, lighting and audio recording) and the relationship between production and post-production (editing) techniques. Students will also gain and demonstrate increasingly specialised knowledge and depth in the application of this to the challenges and problems inherent in a range of creative situations. Experiences will continue to be provided in the managing of a range of creative processes in terms of individual and group activities and outcomes. Cinematography & lighting covers all aspects of working with video cameras including lighting theory and application. Main Subjects: Cinematic techniques and operation, using and understanding various media, lenses and filters, location shots, using various cameras, lighting theory and practice, working with dollies and shot composition, lighting techniques, lighting consoles, occupational health and safety, theory of light and lighting, working with artificial light, working with sunlight and location lights. Studio production trains students in a controlled environment of a Multi-Camera Studio Production. Main Subjects: Productions include live multi-cam broadcast of a News Show and live multi-cam broadcast of a Music Video Show.
  9. 9. Page 9 Specialised productions encourages students to apply the art of cinematography and lighting into specialised productions from pre to post production. Main Subjects: Music Video, TV Commercial, News Item, Drama Production. FM201 3D and Compositing This module investigates advanced 3D techniques and special effects, the role and functions of design in production, and the development of knowledge and skills in compositing software packages. Self-directed theoretical and practical activities are increasingly undertaken within the parameters of specified guidelines and functions. Advanced special FX & 3D animation is where students will further their experience in this area, deepening their knowledge base and skill set in the CGI and animation field. 3D and compositing software packages are revisited for the creation and animation of objects and text for use within a specialised project. Main Subjects: Advanced visual effects control, advanced compositing and animation techniques, advanced 2D and 3D animation, 3D morphing. FM202 Advanced Film Studies This module enables the students to apply a wide range of specialised knowledge that includes the analysis and evaluation of appropriate responses to a range of creative situations. These processes will include the application of advanced editing techniques, advanced hardware and/or software applications and problem-solving techniques relating to perspective, camera movement, lighting, keying and tracking. Students will also be introduced to industry related issues such as copyright and legal issues related to the creative industries, involving the critical analysis and evaluation of a wide range of data and other information. Short film production is the students’ opportunity to showcase their skill set. They are encouraged to apply the art of cinematography and lighting into a specialised production from pre-production to post-production. Main Subjects: Scriptwriting, Storyboards, Screenplay, Directing Actors and a Definitive Short Film Production. Diploma In Film Making (12 months full time) Your Career Options In The Film Industry After completing your film-making program, there are many exciting career options from which you can choose. These include: Film and Television: Television Camera Operator, Television Video Editor, Special EffectsArtist, Video Editor, Film Editor, Video Pre Production, Sound Producer, Executive Producer, Scriptwriter, Videographer, Visual Designer, 2D Animator, 3D Animator, Composer/Musician/Sound, Art Director, Content Expert, Agent Video, Motion Picture Camera Operator, Video, Motion Picture Video Editor, Photographer, Video Producer, Video Post Production, Edutainment Developer, Editor/Moderator, Effects Specialist, Lighting, Props, Sets Designer, Technical Lead, Sound Engineer/ Editor, Creative Director, Performer/Actor, Voice Artist/Vocalist. Corporate: Advertising and Public Relations, Advertising Manager, Marketing Manager, Promotions Manager, Public Relations Manager, Sales Manager, Financial Consultant, Marketing, Agent, Recruiter. Information Technology: Computer Systems Design, Manager, Equipment Tester, Programmer, Customer Support, Consultant, Interface Designer. Multimedia Producer: Interactive CD-ROM Producer, Multimedia Developer and Authoring, Javascript Programmer, Multimedia Developer, Art Director, Graphic Designer, 3D Artist, Sound Engineer/Editor, Web Designer, HTML Programmer, Actionscript Programmer, Illustrator, Desktop publisher, 2D artist, Game Designer, Composer/Musician/Sound. Studio Tours SAE INSTITUTE is open Monday to Saturday for student lectures and practical sessions. Tours of our facilities during this time are welcome. Please phone us on 09-3734712 to book your personal tour of our cool facilities.
  10. 10. The Alumni Association The Alumni Association encourages the career development of SAE graduates and it also offers support through the services, activities and relationships of its industry partners. “ “... they can help you out not only while you’re studying but also when you are applying for a career. Maria SAE INSTITUTE Auckland Graduate
  11. 11. Page 11 The Alumni Association offers graduates information and services related to furthering their education and establishing industry contacts. It encourages the career development of SAE graduates and offers support in this development through the Alumni Association services, activities and the relationship with the Institution’s industry partners. Its main focus is the exchange of knowledge amongst association members, the identification and advertising of jobs and projects available to graduates, the establishment of connections to the industry, and the provision of support that helps to ease the transition from study to entry into the audio and film industries. It is all about continuing your education and friendships beyond your time studying at an SAE campus, as well as offering exclusive access to: - Newsletters - International jobs, work experience and internships - Opportunities to network with creative media industry professionals and to stay connected with your old classmates and friends - Career support - Seminars, master classes and conventions - Links with your international creative media industry - Industry deals, discounts and savings - A multidisciplinary pool of talented professionals to help you in your projects Membership to the Auckland Chapter is free and open to all graduates of SAE Auckland’s Certificate, Diploma or Degree programs. SAE Alumni Association
  12. 12. professional practical training www.auckland.sae.edu SAE INSTITUTE  Auckland NEW ZEALAND 10,12,18 Heather Street, Parnell, Auckland 1052 NATIONAL OFFICE TEL:  +64 (0)9 373 4712 NATIONAL OFFICE FAX: +64 (0)9 373 4713 SAE STUDIOS TEL:  +64 (0)9 373 4317 EMAIL: auckland@sae.edu WEB:  www.auckland.sae.edu

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