Theory of Stage Design in Film and Television 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
203TFT4 ZK 4 3T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Radmila IBLOVÁ, Jindřich KOČÍ, Kateřina KOUTSKÁ, Ondřej NEKVASIL

Name of lecturer(s)

Radmila IBLOVÁ, Jindřich KOČÍ, Kateřina KOUTSKÁ, Ondřej NEKVASIL

Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Introduction to issues of film and television set-design, difference in the perception of film and theatre set-design.
  2. Introduction to the history and development of film set-design.
  3. Based on examples of Czech and world film, to present set-designer work with various topics and various production conditions.

Mode of study

Classes, film screening and their analysis from the perspective of the screenwriter.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. General knowledge of the history of Czech and world film.
  2. General knowledge of theory studies in film.
  3. Analytical and review skills.

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

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

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

Credit is awarded based on participation and attendance in lectures and classes.

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