Film and Television Stage Design 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
203FTA2 ZK 4 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 79 to 99 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Introduction to issues in film and television set-design. Differnces in the perception of film and theatre set-design.
  2. Film scene treatment for a given text. A drama will be the script for a short film or narrative. Emphasis on working in a real location in combination with a studio structure.
  3. A comprehensive proposal for a simple scene, which manages all aspects and not only graphic but technical as well.

Mode of study

Assignments, proposals of parts of sets, proposal consultations, work correction with reference material, proposal consultations.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No requirements.

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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