DMED H4022 - Advanced Post Production

Short Title:Advanced Post Production
Full Title:Advanced Post Production
Module Code:DMED H4022
ECTS credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Contributor:Ian Cudmore
Module Description:This module will equip students with a specialist understanding of the post-production process in Video production. Complementing the Professional Digital Video module, this module aims to give students a detailed knowledge and technical skills in the various stages of post-production, from ingesting media & project management, through to advanced editing techniques, compositing, grading, sound design & mastering, and export for a variety of destinations. Students will be given the skills to enable them bring their Audio and Video projects to a highly finished professional standard.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Identify and explain the various aspects of Audio and Video Post Production, and how they combine to create a professional finished standard.
  2. Take a Video and Audio project through a professional-standard post production process.
  3. Demonstrate high levels of skill using the industry-standard software packages.
  4. Share projects between the various software packages.
  5. Implement industry-standard master output elements.
  6. Critically evaluate and appraise their own work as well as the work of others.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the various specific employment opportunities that each stage of the post-production process affords.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Audio Postproduction
• Audio Mixing and Mastering • Synchronous and Asynchronous Sound, Sound Design • Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR) • Foley Sound (Sound Effects).
Video Postproduction
• Editing – Offline Editing, Exporting for Audio & Graphics Post, Online Editing, Creating Broadcast-Standard Master outputs. • Graphics/Compositing – Utilising specific graphics and compositing software to create dynamic and animated graphics/text and special effects, combined with green- screen compositing techniques. • Colour-Correction – Understanding broadcast-safe colour correction, utilising specific software to match colours throughout a project, correcting imperfections in the production such as white balance issues/fixing exposure.
Technical Skills and managing postproduction projects
• Full use of current, industry-standard software packages, such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, Pro Tools etc • Sharing projects between these software packages – understanding when and how to export to and import from the various post production stages. • Implementing industry-standard master output elements – understanding timecode, clock, bars and tone, and the various deliverable formats.
Employment opportunities
The employment opportunities that each stage of the post-production process affords. Their impact, importance and fit within organisations.
Indicative Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work Assessment %100.00%
Course Work Assessment %
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Kinetic Typography - using After Effects of similar to animate a one minute chosen piece of audio - focusing on design, editing, sound design, and output formats. 1,2,3,4,5,6 40.00 n/a
Case study Enhancing Video - Creating a professional trailer/intro video to complement the student's FYP - including elements of video, audio, and post processing. 2,3,4,5,6 50.00 n/a
Presentation Presentation on a given topic relating to Post Production. 1,6,7 10.00 n/a
No Final Exam Assessment %
Indicative Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
Reassessment Description
Project based re-assessment

ITB reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Indicative Module Workload & Resources

Indicative Workload: Full Time
Frequency Indicative Average Weekly Learner Workload
Every Week 15.00
Every Week 45.00
Every Week 40.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Adobe Creative Team, Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book
  • Clark, B & Sophr, S, 2002, Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film, Second Edition: Managing the Process, 2nd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 978-024080506]
  • Brinkmann, Ron 2008, he Art and Science of Digital Compositing, Second Edition: Techniques for Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics, Morgan Kaufmann [ISBN: 978-012370638]
  • Holman, Tomlinson 2001, Sound for Film and Television, Second Edition, 2nd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 978-024080453]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
BN_DDMED_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media [240 ECTS credits] 8 Mandatory
BN_DDMED_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media [Add on 60 ECTS credits] 2 Mandatory