Film Language 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
302FIRE2 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim is a comparative analysis of the film direction creative process.

Mode of study

Přednášky, předávání praktických zkušeností pedagoga

praktická aplikace všeobecně známých pravidel.

teoretický rozbor základních i pokročilých figur filmového vyprávění.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

nejsou žádné požadavky pro zapsání tohoto předmětu

Course contents

A theoretical and practical exploration of the potential of basic cinematographic elements of expression. In the first semester students will try to put generally known principles into practice. The theoretical portion of the course will use examples of films to analyse basic and advanced elements of film language. The course will conclude with an analysis of the structure of a feature film.Theory-practical research into the potential of the basic elements of cinematic expression. In the first semester, a practical application of the generally know rules is attempted. The theory section will be devoted to an analysis of the fundamental and advanced characters of a film narraction in film samples. The course will finish with an analysis of the structure of a feature-length work.



Size of the shot





Recording stylization

Shot length


Depth of field, Multiplan camera




Realism v. Poetry

Non-causal specific film reality

Sound Multiplan


Film time

Image rhythm

Film rhythm

Film time

inner-shot assembly 2

Linear assembly

Parallel assembly

Vertical (intellectual) assembly

"Smooth) v. contrabunctual editing


Technical fundaments and effects






Linear/non-linear narration

Cinematic figures and literary sufficiency

Recommended or required reading

Bazin, A.: Co je to film?

Plazewski, J.: Filmová řeč

Ejzenštejn, S. M.: O stavbě uměleckého díla

Ejzenštejn, S. M.: Kamerou, tužkou, perem

Drvota, M. Základní složky filmu

Bresson, R.: Poznámky o kinematografu

Aristotelés: Poetika

Deleuze, G: Film 1. Obraz - pohyb

Deleuze, G.: Cinema 2. The time - image, New York 1986

Assessment methods and criteria

Conditions for completion are participation in the lectures and a written or oral analysis.

Written: Analysis of film sequencing from the viewpoint of the expression means used in the film's language considering the works topic. The work should not contain subjective critiquing elements or a list of events (except the necessary for the analysis). The work must be original and not used for any other purpose. The selection of a work must exclude those presented during the class sessions. The text of the work must be at least fill 3 standard sides of a paper and must be submitted at least 7 days in advance by email to:

Oral: A public presentation of such an analysis with submitted audio-visual examples in the length of a 10 minute oral presentation.



Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans