Auteur Reportage - 16mm

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
303ARE Z 4 Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Study results:

Student is able to capture events or processes with help of the film camera. During shooting on limited film raw material in real time are able to imagine the subsequent editing composition. The student is able to formulate and think through at topic and prepare the literary materials (theme and script), commuicate with the crew (production manager, cameraman, sound designer and editor), set with them their artistic vision but also be inspired by the perspective of other professions.

Mode of study

Practice exercise

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Course contents

Course description and topic scope:

Documentary Dept. group practice exercise - preparations take place in the „Documentary Workshop First year 2“ and technical parameters of the exercise are determined by the production list in the Studio FAMU White Book - se

The exercise is executed on 16mm film originating in a documentary concept of some place or event with the possible use of background noise, music, original commentary, or statment off-screen. The film is shot asynchronically with a silent camera which the student learns to work with independently with the image and sound elements. An event or story is depicted abstractly (topic - ideally with important social reach) and leads to consideration and a deeper view. The film is to pose questions through which the documentary shooting process is to answer. Work takes place iteratively. After introductory research and formulation of the topic is the inspection. The entrance to shooting is a written theme and script presented at the Audit of themes, and shooting plan approved at the Execution council. After shooting follows analysis of rough material, supplemental shooting, editing, image and sound post-production.

Recommended or required reading

Recommended literature:

BAZIN, André. Co je to film? Překlad Ljubomír Oliva. Praha: Čs. filmový ústav, 1979. 240, [2] s. [24] s. obr. příl.

BRESSON, Robert. Poznámky o kinematografu. Překlad Miloš Fryš. Praha: Dauphin, 1998. 115 s. Film; sv. 1. ISBN 80-86019-68-3.

CARRIÈRE, Jean-Claude. Vyprávět příběh. Překlad Tereza Brdečková a Jiří Dědeček. Vyd. v ČR 2. Praha: Limonádový Joe, 2014. 200 s. ISBN 978-80-905624-2-4.

DRVOTA, Mojmír. Základní složky filmu. Praha: Národní filmový archiv, 1994. 98 s. Knihovna Iluminace; 3. ISBN 80-7004-076-9.

EJZENŠTEJN, Sergej Michajlovič. O stavbě uměleckého díla: výběr ze statí, teoretických úvah a studií. 1. vyd. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1963. 124 s. Otázky a názory; sv. 43.

EPSTEIN, Jean a MAYDL, Přemysl, ed. Poetika obrazů. Překlad Ladislav Šerý. Praha: Herrmann & synové, 1997. 303 s. ISBN 80-238-1138-X.

GAUTHIER, Guy. Dokumentární film, jiná kinematografie. 1. vyd. V Praze: Akademie múzických umění, 2004. 507 s. ISBN 80-7331-023-6.

GOGOLA ml., Jan. Smrt dokumentárnímu filmu! Ať žije film! Od díla k dění! Praha: Dipl. pr. FAMU, 2001.

MONACO, James. Jak číst film: svět filmů, médií a multimédií: umění, technologie, jazyk, dějiny, teorie. 1. vyd. Praha: Albatros, 2004. 735 s. Albatros Plus; 35. ISBN 80-00-01410-6.

NICHOLS, Bill. Úvod do dokumentárního filmu. 1. vyd. Praha: Akademie múzických umění v Praze, 2010. 316 s. ISBN 978-80-7331-181-0.

Assessment methods and criteria

The summary exam commission together grade the completed work in the summary exam. The deadline for submission: submit 7 days prior to the summary exam screening.



Further information

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