Stage Design - Film and Television 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
203SFT2 ZK 10 8T Czech 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. Working with the space of a real location. Linking color, lighting and props to a real location.
  3. A comprehensive proposal for a short film story, narrative, which manages all aspects and not only graphic but also the technical-production as well.

Mode of study

Task assignments, Inspection of locations. Linking on-location with a studio set design. Proposal of partial set design elements and adjustment of locations. Proposal consultation. Correction of reference materials. Work on the visual concept of a film.

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

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

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

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

Assessment methods and criteria

The result of the semester work is the summary project. The extent of the submitted summary work is assigned at the beginning of the semester. Fulfillment of the work volume from the size viewpoint is a fundamental item in assessing the student. If the entire volume is not developed, meaning the artistic and techical parts, the project is graded as very insufficient. The quality of the developed work is an item which influences the grading level. The activity of the student during the semester is a supplementary element to grading. During the semester the student completes several parts whose fulfillment is an inseparable part of the student assessment.

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

room K446

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 09:00–13:00 Ondřej NEKVASIL Atelier
Karlova 26, Praha 1

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