Digital Postproduction Techniques

FTV20007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


Admission into:
BH-FTV2 Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours) 
BA-SCRPRD Bachelor of Screen Production 
MN-SCRART Screen and Sound Production Minor 
MN-SCRART1 Screen and Sound Production Minor 

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to enhance student knowledge in the area of postproduction and editing practice including - an introduction to advanced editing software and techniques, postproduction pathways and workflows, and media management including digital compression, colour grading techniques and the distribution of mastered and preview copies of mastered work.

Unit learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of post production pathways and workflows, and file management as applicable to a variety of digital formats and screen production outcomes.
2. Apply advanced editing skills such as framing, scene structure, rhythm and pacing in editing short form projects across a variety of genres.
3. Demonstrate a knowledge of high-end post production software in round tripping digital files for the purpose of colour grading and sound mixing in finishing and outputting short-form screen production projects.
4. Apply colour grading knowledge and technical skills to enhance the appearance of screen media.
5. Work to industry standard specifications in the post production of all short-form screen productions using advanced non-linear editing skills.

Courses with unit

Bachelor of Film and Television (Honours)