Film and Television Stage Design 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
203FTA1 ZK 4 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 82 to 102 hours of self-study English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Introduction to issues of film and television set-design, differences in the perception of film set-design and theatre set-design.
  2. Handling a simple space according to a given text, working with space, color, lighting and props.
  3. A complete proposal of a simple scene which handles all aspects, not only artistic but technical.

Mode of study

Assignments, proposals of parts of sets, proposal consultations, work correction with reference material, set proposal correction. Emphasis is placed on the consulted development of the proposal.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to film and television scenic design issues, the difference in the perception of film scenic design and theatre scenic design. Treatment of a simple space according to a given text, working with space, color, lighting, props. Comprehensive proposal of simple scenery, which addresses all aspects not only ony artistically but technically.

Course contents

Film set design is a trade which deals with the artistic treatment of a film work. The set designer is a significant member of the film creative team.

  1. History of film set design.
  2. Film set design instruments.
  3. Definition of a film shot.
  4. Film set designer work structure.
  5. Teamwork on an audio-visual work.

Recommended or required reading

What an Art Director Does, Ward Preston, Silman-James Press 1994, Los Angeles, USA

Production Design and Art Direction, Peter Ettedgui, Roto Vision SA 1998, San Francisco, USA

The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design, Vincent LoBrutto, Allworth Press 2002, New York, USA

If It's Purple Someone's Gonna Die, Patti Bellantoni, Focal Press 2005, Oxford, UK

The Visual story, Bruce A Block, Elsevier 2008, Oxford, UK

By Design, Vincent LoBrutto, Praeger Publishers 1992, USA

The Art Direction Handbook For Film, Michael Rizzo, Focal Press 2005, USA

Designing Film, Toni Ludi, Bertz and Fischer Verlag Berlin, 2010, Germany

Designs the Movies, Ken Adam, Thames and Hudson, London 2008, UK

Assessment methods and criteria

The outcome of the semester work is the Summary project. The scope of the Summary work is assigned at the beginning of the semester. Fulfilling the scope of the work is a fundamental element in student evaluation. If the entire extent has not been developed, meaning either the artistic or technical part, the project is assessed as insufficient. The quality of the developed work is a component which influence the grading. Student activity during the semester is a supplementary element to the grading. During the semester the student works on several partial tasks whose completion is an inseparable part of the student grading.

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