BMA0F226 – Moving Image: Technology 2

Module code
Module title
Moving Image: Technology 2
This module aims to develop student's understanding of the processes and advanced technical skills that relate to contemporary moving image production. In this course students will identify and demonstrate key technical aspects of acquisition and post-production strategies, as integrated components of a workflow process. Students will work collaboratively and engage with reflective learning strategies so that the concepts and methodologies of moving image production are applied in the generation of new projects. Students will also be able to identify and consider ethical and production issues related to contemporary moving image production processes.
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes

2.1Identify and apply processes that extend skills and knowledge through reflective and collaborative learning strategies.
Identify and apply a vocabulary for describing work
Identify, discuss and evaluate concepts presented in class
Creates self-directed research, and critically reflects upon working processes
Identify and apply reflective and collaborative learning strategies in the creation of moving image production processes, with peers and tutors
Demonstrate independent and interdependent contemporary moving image production work practices
Integrates and extends skills and knowledge from previous and concurrent courses.

2.2Understand the technical aspects of advanced image recording.
Comprehend, discuss and apply and identify high definition camera techniques
Experiments with exposure techniques to obtain various effects
Demonstrate image control and manipulation in practice
Discuss and apply theories and functions of camera mounting equipment
Experiments with depth of field, lens distortion and lens techniques
Comprehends, discusses, and applies camera stabilisation and moving camera techniques
Generate and develop the inter-relationships between images from ideas

2.3Understands the theories and practices of producing multi-layered audio
Comprehend and distinguish principles and practices of sound engineering for moving image
Comprehend, distinguish and produces the recording of three dimensional sounds
Designs and apply post-produced audio to a practical project
Apply theories of sound recording to a practical project

2.4Comprehend and Demonstrate the technical aspects of advanced lighting for moving image
Researches and Identify commonly used contemporary moving image luminants
Identify, discuss, and distinguish a range of illumination methods
Identify and apply advanced illumination methods
Identify and apply non-text book lighting situations
Identify and apply strategies for recording with minimal illumination
Identify, plans, and apply strategies for recording with multiple luminants
Identify, discuss, and apply three dimensional compositional strategies

2.5Develops an understanding of production planning strategies
Identify, select, plans, and produces production planning, scheduling, budgeting and crewing strategies
Identify, plans, and produces relevant communication documents
Comprehend and demonstrate knowledge of production culture

2.6Develops an understanding of the technical aspects of post-production
Comprehend and apply non-linear editing
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate production and post-production workflow processes and relationships
Identify and discuss post-production practices in related fields

2.7Develops an understanding of ethical and production issues related to representation using realist codes and conventions
Identify and evaluate subject exploitation, the use of stereotypes, clear and justifiable purpose, and cultural sensitivities
Identify, discuss, and apply appropriate interview techniques and procedures
Identify, discuss, and apply negotiation techniques for interviews
Identify, discuss, select, and evaluate crew operations and dynamics
Identify, discuss, select, and evaluate crew presence in relation to filming situations and personal space of participants
Identify, distinguish, and evaluate ethics of representation through the use of realist codes and conventions

2.8Develops an understanding of technical aspects of multi-camera segment production
Identify, demonstrate, and evaluate multi-camera segment technical roles
Analyse, demonstrate, and evaluate knowledge of organisational structures practiced in the production of multi-camera segments
Identify, apply, and evaluate conflict resolution procedures

2.9Comprehend summative assessment
Identify and apply a vocabulary for describing work
demonstrate the ability to write objectives and assessment criteria
actively participate in group and class critiques
initiate ongoing formative assessment
consider, discuss and document self and peer performances for summative assessment

2.10 Understand relevant aspects of the discourses and practices in contemporary moving image
Reflect and critique upon relationships between representative models, examples of work, and self-practice
Identify, reflect, and critique representational discourses and practices in relation to the principles of te tiriti Waitangi
Identify, develop, and evaluate rationales for self-practice
Identify and demonstrate contemporary presentations of outcomes
3.1Lighting workshops / practical exercises
Theory and practice of wide area lighting
Lighting control protocols and intelligent lights
Intimate cinematography
High gain exposure and effect
Colour temperature techniques / lighting gels for visual effects
Portable illumination
Natural and naturalistic lighting

3.2Advanced sound recording and sound design
Appropriate microphone selection and placement Interior / exterior sound recording
Use of on-board and external microphones in recording sync sound
Sound design as a non-visual form of narrative in concert with image
Systematically become proficient in postproduction constraints of regenerating sound at a uniform level on a multi layered sound design

3.3Pre-production and production knowledge and skills
Production documents and communication strategies
Production design
Identifying obstacles and coping strategies
Crew collaboration and dynamics
Conflict resolution

3.4Develop advanced post-production skills
Edit existing footage with course related images controlling an overall constant colour saturation, contrast, and audio
Editing techniques and applications applied to course work
Develop knowledge of post-production work flow

3.5Production and representation
Ethics of narrative, compositional, continuity, and audio realist codes and conventions and audience expectations
Investigating codes and conventions of truth
The live shoot - interpretation/representation
The silent voice - a camera crews' impact
Cultural perspectives and the representation of 'reality'

3.6Compositional elements
Tonal values
Spatial relationships
Single and multiple perspectival compositions

3.7Processes, technologies and industrial practices
Develop an understanding of multi-camera processes and workflow
Develop an understanding of the integration of pre-production, production and post-production technologies

3.8Research project
Select an area of moving image technology / technique to analyse
Identify and apply contextual moving image models of collaborative practice using relevant written and oral communication strategies

3.9Multi-camera segment production
Theory and practice of collaborative work practices
Technical complexities
Conflict resolution
Assessment Criteria
Technology competenciesDemonstrate key technical aspects of acquisition and post-production strategies, as integrated components of a workflow process.

Demonstrate collaborative and reflective learning strategies.
202.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9
Representational projectIdentify and consider ethical and production issues related to contemporary moving image production processes.
402.1, 2.7, 2.10
Multi-cam segment productionDemonstrate key technical aspects of acquisition and post-production strategies, as integrated components of a workflow process.

Identify and consider ethical and production issues related to contemporary moving image production processes.

Demonstrate collaborative and reflective learning strategies.
402.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10

To pass this course, students must pass all assignments and accumulate an overall course mark of no less than 50
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Tutor supports students' developing autonomy in working processes and methods. Students initiate researching.
Students participate in summative assessment.
Tutor directs student research presentations.
Tutor / student discussions oriented toward process - potential paths and developments.
Each unit will comprise assignment-led tutorials and technical workshops in the moving image modes relevant to representational and video skills. The student's ability to collaborate and cooperate with peers and tutors is foregrounded in all class activity and assignments.