Project of Film Scenography 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
203PFSA2 ZK 4 3 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 69 to 89 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student learns about the connection between art installations, art performances, and stylized film. As a result of the semester work, the student will be able to master the conceptual art design of an entire music video, supplemented by the design of shooting and footage, or even a simple storyboard.

Mode of study

The student works on the term paper assigned by the teacher at the beginning of the semester. The teacher also sets the minimum scope of the semester presentation. During the presentation, the student first introduces his/her project to the committee and then describes the individual art designs in detail and answers questions from the evaluation committee. The committee's evaluation emphasizes inventiveness within the artistic design and the quality of the presentation. After the presentation of the work, the student will create a simple digital presentation of his/her work and submit it to the course sponsor for archiving.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Course contents

The content of the work during the semester is to introduce students to film stylization. The student, in consultation with the teacher, chooses a short piece of music and, based on the consultation, creates a proposal for a coherent visual concept for the whole piece. The only constraints for the student are the realizability of the visual designs and shooting within the specified time for filming. During the seminars, various types of film stylization are discussed using examples from Czech and world cinema, both stylization in terms of the artistic design, the concept of the film work, or stylization in the form in which the entire audiovisual work is shot. At the same time, the difference between theatrical and cinematic stylization and the blending of theatrical concepts into cinematic work is discussed with examples.

Recommended or required reading

Art History for Filmmakers, The Art of Visual Storytelling, Gillian McIver,

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2016, UK

Art Direction & Production Design, Lucy Fischer, I.B. Tauris 2015, London - New York, UK- USA

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

Pretty Pictures, Production Design and the History Film, T.S. Tashiro, University of Texas Press, Austin 1998, USA

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

By Design, Vincent LoBrutto, Praeger Publishers 1992, USA

Designs on Film, Cathy Whitlock, Harper Collins Publishers New York 2010, USA

Sets in Motion, Art Direction and Film Narrative, Charles Affron & Mirella Jona Affron, Rutgers

University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1995, USA

Assessment methods and criteria

The student works on the semestral work assigned by the teacher at the beginning of the semester. The teacher also sets the minimum content of the semester presentation. During the presentation, the student first introduces his/her project to the committee and then describes the individual art designs in detail and answers questions from the evaluation committee. The committee's evaluation emphasizes inventiveness within the artistic design and the quality of the presentation. After the presentation of the work, the student creates a simple digital presentation of his/her work and submits it to the course guarantor for archiving.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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