Media Theory, DVD and Compositing

DIG60013, formerly HET824 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 54 hours


HET742 Digital Video



Aims and objectives

HET824 aims to give students a mixture of practical and theoretical knowledge about narratives, video editing, compositing and DVD authoring. An understanding of narrative and editing theory will assist students as they create stories using cinematic language appropriate for the Multimedia Industry. Blue screen keying and special effects will be used to introduce students to video compositing and motion graphics. This unit also introduces students to DVD interface design and authoring.
Following successful completion of this unit students will:
• be able to construct a short story script and storyboard
• be able to plan and shoot it on digital video
• be able to capture and design the sound, edit and grade the video and produce a professional quality authored DVD with cover art appropriate to its intended market

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Multimedia, Graduate Diploma of Multimedia, Master of Multimedia, and Master of Multimedia Technology and an elective unit of study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Media and Multimedia strand.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.