spring 2019

HIF-3112 Film as Method and Data - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 11.11.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Location

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course may be taken as an elective by students enrolled in the MA-programme in Media- and Documentation Studies and students enrolled in the MA-programme in Peace and Conflict, UiT. Attendance is limited to 20 students.

The course can not be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Due to work space limitations, participation will be limited to 20 students.

In case of more than 20 participants, students will be ranked on the basis of the following criteria:  

Participants are ranked according to the number of credits passed, which may be part of a degree or vocational education. In case of equal points, participants are ranked by draw.

The course is taught in English.

Course content

The course provides students with knowledge and practical skills required to use film for research-related purposes. Practical training will be given in camera use, editing, mis-en-scene, dramaturgy, sound/music, light, and similar aspects.

In addition, the course offers critical perspectives on the use of film as a tool for data collection, dissemination, and analysis. Here, in particular ethical aspects of audio-visual documentation and the juridical frames for dissemination of such material online will be salient.

Objectives of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge

The student has knowledge of:

  • technical aspects of the film production process (types of cameras, film formats, sound, editing software)
  • film dramaturgy
  • pre- and post-production in relation to film
  • film as a method for data acquisition, analysis, and dissemination
  • ethical and juridical frames for the acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of audio-visual material and data sets
  • specific possibilities and challenges relating to online distribution of audio-visual material

Skills

The student is able to:

  • independently and reflectively use film as a tool for data collection and analysis
  • independently plan, execute, present, and disseminate a film-based project
  • effectively use camera, sound equipment, and editing software to independently create short films
  • apply knowledge of dramaturgy to create film narratives
  • explain and reflect about ethical and juridical aspects of the acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of research data in film form

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Teaching takes place in form of technical demonstrations, seminars, lectures, and workshops. During periods of film production some intensive time use will be required.

A lectures series will introduce general themes and concepts regarding audio-visual representation, data, research, ethics, and juridical issues. Seminars will convey necessary practical skills while workshops will be used to plan, produce, edit, and disseminate student films.

After the exam there will be a public screening of the films made during the course.

Assessment

The following course work requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:

  • 80% presence at practical seminars
  • an oral presentation of the film project in class (approx. 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion; includes 1 page written project overview)

The exam will consist of:

  • a co-produced film on a subject of choice (4-6 minutes; 2-3 students should work together)
  • a short written reflection on the production process connecting the film to issues of research ethics and methods (5-6 pages; should refer key literature; written individually).

Students receive a collective grade on the co-produced film, while the written paper is graded individually. The film counts 60% of the final grade, while the written assignment counts 40%.

Exams can be written in English or Norwegian.

The exams will be assessed on an A-F grade scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed.

Both exams must be passed in order to pass the course. If a student fails one of the exams, only the failed part must be taken again.

Retake is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F or Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is August 15 for spring semester exams.

Date for examination

Home examination hand in date 26.04.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.

Schedule

Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus in Canvas and Leganto


Kontakt
SEIFU HAILE

Haile Seifu Johannes


Seniorforskningstekniker- Ansvarlig for videokamera, lydopptaksutstyr og digitale redigeringsenheter på Media Lab. undervisning i kamera bruk, AVID Media composer, Adobe Premier og veiledning i bruk av video  utstyr.
Telefon: +4777646491 seifu.haile@uit.no

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Andreas Buch


Teknisk drift av MediaLab, kamerateknikk, videoredigering i Avid Media Composer og Adobe Premiere, digitalisering og formatendring av video- og lydmateriale analog - digital, støtte i utvikling av filmprosjekter, utlån av videokameraer og lydutstyr
Telefon: +4777644366 andreas.buch@uit.no

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Grini, Monica


Førstelektor medie- og dokumentasjonsvitenskap
Telefon: +4777645171 monica.grini@uit.no

Kari Torill Guldahl ISK

Guldahl, Kari Torill


Studiekonsulent for medie- og dokumentasjonsvitenskap, kunsthistorie
Telefon: +4777644263 kari.t.guldahl@uit.no

Uriri, Francisca Prudence


Avdelingsingeniør, Visuelle kulturstudier
Telefon: +4777646475 francisca.uriri@uit.no