General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Rafael Suarez Gómez

Trimester: First term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Gina Plana Espinet 


Specific skills
  • E5_Design and make an audiovisual product (consisting of still or moving images), taking into account both its technical and artistic aspects, in all its components

  • E7_Postproduce video using the basic tools of audiovisual editing programs (titling, color and exposure retouching, speeds, masks ...) and how to insert them into the editing process by adding digital effects

Transversal competences
  • T2_That students have the ability to work as members of an interdisciplinary team either as one more member, or performing management tasks in order to contribute to developing projects with pragmatism and a sense of responsibility, making commitments taking into account the available resources


The course offers an introduction to the audiovisual world from the phases and roles of production, the preparation of a professional dossier to present to producers, the operation and management of the digital camera, learning the main rudiments of audiovisual editing and the expressive use of the elements that make up the production and post-production processes of audiovisual pieces.

This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured. 

Learning outcomes


LO 2: Make a small digital video production according to a pre-established script. [Linked to E.5.] 

LO 3: Carry out a basic video post-production to assess the understanding of the fundamental aspects of an audiovisual production with moving images. [Linked to E. 5, E.7] 

LO 4. Work on video techniques in a professional way according to the characteristics of the recording [linked to E.5., G.5.] 

LO 5. Have the ability to evaluate technical and creative resources when dealing with different types of recording. [Linked to E.5., G.5.] 

LO 6: Define a basic film project (literary adaptation, work team, economic study, ...) [linked to E.5., T.2., G.5.] 

LO 7: Understand video camera technology and the digital environment. [Linked to E.5.] 

LO 8: Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the different technological and narrative tools when recording an audiovisual product. [Linked to E.5., G.5.] 

LO 9: Know how to work in a team and play a specific role in the group that allows them to manage it with maximum efficiency [linked to T.2.] 

LO 10: Understand the different narrative elements of film editing. [Linked to E.5. ,, G.5.] 

LO 11: Encourage the study and analysis of the audiovisual as a narrative language with the intention that students develop their critical and stylistic capacity when developing a project or valuing others. [Linked to E.5., G.5.] 

LO 12: Apply sound analysis tools. [Linked to E.5., E.7.] 

LO 13: Look creatively for the sound elements needed for their purpose and apply their creativity. [Linked to E.5., E.7.]



RAC3: Know the operation of the pre-production, production and post-production of an audiovisual product [G.5.]


Working methodology

Working methodology


Theoretical classes:

Theoretical concepts will be presented in class by the teacher. In the same way, practical exercises will be solved that illustrate the theory to generate a debate in the classroom with the participation of the students. At the end of each topic there will be a question / answer game / contest where the contents will be reviewed in a playful way. This, generated through the crowdlive platform, can be done both in person and online.

Practical classes:

Practices are a fundamental part of the classes, as they serve to show in a tangible and direct way the theoretical concepts taught. Attendance is mandatory. Only an unjustified absence per course will be allowed (the only cases in which an absence is justified are: serious health or family circumstance, court summons, elite athlete competition). If there is more than one unjustified absence, the part of the internship will be suspended and the student will have to go for recovery.


Important note:

Spelling will be taken into account in all written exercises (whether they belong to the theoretical or practical class). Under no circumstances will an exercise be accepted outside the delivery date set by the teacher, regardless of the student's justification. Unnamed activities or without following the established delivery format will not be evaluated and the numerical grade will be zero.


This course, due to the situation generated by COVID, some of the large group sessions will be held in hybrid format: face-to-face and online (via streaming). This will allow students to rotate to face-to-face classes, respecting the maximum number of students per classroom imposed by the distance measures. When they are not in contact, they will be able to follow the class online from home.


With regard to internship sessions in smaller spaces (such as laboratories, studios or sets), where appropriate, work will be carried out simultaneously in several spaces in order to ensure that the conditions established by the safety protocols are met.


1. Introduction to the audiovisual world

Basic elements for the realization of a small audiovisual production and a dossier of aesthetic proposal of the product (storyboard, plan of plan, shooting plan, basic equipment, roles and phases of production, budget). Related learning outcomes: LO 3, RA 4 Related competences: E.5., T.2., G.5.


2. Operation and use of the digital camera
Lens, exposure, formats, sensor, storage. Related learning outcomes: RA 8, RA 9, RAC 1, RAC 2 Related competences: E. 5, G.5


3. Lighting 

Sources and position. Lighting schemes. Related learning outcomes: RA 5, RAC. 1, RAC.2 Related competences: E. 5, E.7


4. Realization and assembly

From the script to the screen: steps in the conception of an audiovisual piece. Human team, axes, point of view and staging. Introduction to audiovisual editing. Assembly as a tool for narrative construction. Rhythm, continuity and structure. Assembly as a form of creative expression. Basic basics of non-linear editing software Adobe Premiere Pro / Final Cut X. Sound mixing, equalization and use of sound effects. Related learning outcomes: LO 11, RA12 Related competences: E.5., G.5


5. Colour

Visual perception. Color and properties. Color semantics. Color schemes. Calibration. Secondary correction. Production design and art direction. Related learning outcomes: RA 6, RAC. 1, RAC.2 Related competences: E.5., E.7


6. So
Features, microphones, speakers, formats. Related learning outcomes: RAC 4, RAC 4 and Related competences: E.5., G.5, E.7.

Learning activities


ACTIVITY 1: Conception and ideation of an audiovisual piece. In groups of 5/6 students the idea will be created for an audiovisual piece that can be carried out through a small production. Each group will have to prepare a dossier with the idea that includes: concept, location, storyboard, shooting plan, aesthetics and references. Ideas will be shared and discussed in class.  

It is important that the working groups belong to the assigned practice groups. If you are not comfortable with your internship group, you can request a reassignment before starting the internship, as long as you find a person from the other group who wants to change for you. 

The sharing will take place in the next internship session.  

Related Learning Outcomes: RA3, RA4, RA5, RA7, RA10 Competences: [linked to E.5., G.5.]


ACTIVITY 2: Camera usage practices. Practical explanation of the use of Sermat material. Mount tripod and camera, camera settings, sound capture, zoom and hanger mounting, camera and sound position, choreography of a recording.  

For this practice the support of a person of Sermat becomes necessary  

Related Learning Outcomes: RA5, RA7, RA10, RAC1, RAC 2, RAC 5 Competences: [linked to E.5., G.5.]


ACTIVITY 3: In groups of 5/6 students the rehearsal of recording and lighting of the future audiovisual piece will be carried out. Practical essay of types of plans, staging, focus and angle, axes and lighting scheme.  

Related Learning Outcomes: RA5, RA7, RA10, RAC1, RAC 2, RAC 5 Competences: [linked to E.5., G.5.]

ACTIVITY 4: Assembly. Students will be shown how an editing software (Premiere Pro or Final Cut X) works from file intake to export. It will be possible to work with the recording material of activity 3 or material provided by the teacher. 

Related Learning Outcomes: LO11, RA12 Competences: [linked to E.5., G.5.]


In groups of 5/6 students there will be an audiovisual piece highlighting all the
technical, aesthetic and conceptual knowledge acquired during the quarter.

Production material: Video camera, tripod, batteries, microphones.

Related learning outcomes: RA2, RA4, RA5, RA6, RA10, RA11, RA12, RA13, RA14, RAC 3
Competences: [linked to E.5., G.5.]


In case of confinement the following changes will be applied:

Activity 1 will be adapted to the online work between the working groups and the work will be presented through the Zoom platform. 

Activity 2 will be replaced by a video recorded by the teacher explaining the rudiments of the camera and how to adapt the recording to "home" video formats 

Activities 3 and the final project will be adapted to an online work format where students have to record the pieces in parts (at home or based on the spaces allowed) and share the work with their classmates. 

Activity 4 will be performed through the zoom platform sharing screen of the software in question.




The theoretical test assesses the theoretical, conceptual and analytical knowledge acquired by students during the term.

Related learning outcomes: RA1, RA2, RA8, RA9, RA11, RA12, RAC 1 RAC 3
Competences: [linked to E.14., G.1, G.5]


Evaluation system

50% Theory + 50% Practice


Evaluation system

A single exam with a weight of 50% of the final grade. 

Four practices that together offer 20% of the grade (activity 1 is worth 10% and 3 and 4 5%).

Internships are mandatory. Arriving more than 15 minutes late means zero in practice. Final production: 30% (the final product has 20%, the other 10% corresponds to the documentation submitted). The presentation of the work is mandatory to be able to take the final exam. To be able to average, the mark of the theoretical exam must be at least a 5. To be able to average, the mark of the set of practices must be at least a 5.

Final production: 30% (the final product accounts for 25% and the other 5% corresponds to the documentation submitted).

The presentation of the project is mandatory to be able to take the final exam.

To be able to average, the mark of the theoretical exam must be at least a 5.

To be able to average, the mark of the set of practices must be at least a 5.


In case of confinement, the final test of the theoretical part of the subject will also be done through a telematic system. 



In case of failing the theoretical exam, the recovery will consist of a theoretical exam of all the content of the subject that will average with the average mark of the practices (if these are approved)

Only those students who have taken the final exam can apply for recovery (all those students "not presented" in the first call do not have the option to take the recovery).

The mark to pass this exam will also be a 5, otherwise the subject will be suspended.

In case of suspending the practical part of the subject, the student will have to realize an individual activity of recovery that will equivalent to 40% of the practical percentage of the subject.

Those students who have not presented themselves in the internships during the term will not be able to access this recovery practice and their grade will include a Not Presented.

The internship grade will not be saved from one course to another.






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