Audiovisual production

Academic year
Subject Area
Audio-visuals and Media Production
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

It is recommended the students have attended the following courses units: Programação Multimédia e Tipografia em Meios Digitais.

Teaching Methods

Theoretical/practical lectures supported by display cases, encouraging the active participation of the students; practical lectures with follow-up individual or group projects, in the different stages: pre-production, production and post-production. 

Learning Outcomes

The goal of this unit course aims to acquire technical knowledge, experience and control in the process for the creation of audiovisual content. Be able to understand the stages and procedures in the process of pre-production, production and post-production. To know and apply the tools of audiovisual creation in the context of digital production.

Work Placement(s)



1. Introduction

1.1. Learning to See- Light, shadow, color,  brightness, contrast

1.2. The Digital Image-Digital image structure and attributes

1.3. Images, Video and Typography – A criação de valor imagético nos novos média

 2. Pre- Production

 2.1. Concept, ideas and research

 2.2. Storyboarding, plans and framework

3. Production

3.1. Studio and Lighting

3.2. Image and motion capture

 3.3. Animation- Traditional, Stop Motion, bi and three-dimensional digital animation, generative and experimental

 3.4. Sound- Dialogue and Narration, music, ambience,foley e sounds effects

4. Post-production

4.1. Sequencial Composition- Continuity in time, space, graphics and narrative, video editing

4.2. Digital Image Manipulation- Chromatic and spacial manipulation and geometric transforms

4.3. Digital Composing_ Filter creation and manipulation, matte extraction and use

4.4. Post-Production for television and web

Head Lecturer(s)

Nuno Miguel Cabral Carreira Coelho

Assessment Methods

Other: 20.0%
Project: 80.0%


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Block, Bruce — The Visual Story, Second Edition: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media. Focal Press, 2007

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