Multimedia projects – document in space

Display Schedule

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
303MMPD Z 1 7S Czech winter

Subject guarantor


Name of lecturer(s)

Alice RŮŽIČKOVÁ, Pavel Štingl

Learning outcomes of the course unit

To enable students recognize other alternative manners of communication with audience members apart from documentary film linear narration.

Mode of study

classes and excursion

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Multi-media elements of historical exhibitions are a common part of history museum, gallery, and memorial installations. Their language develops not only through measured technology. From technical supplements of „added moving images“ to traditional exhibitions, the language of the „documentary in a space“ develops into a unique multi-genre. Its preparations are similar to the execution of a large documentary project in that the team includes several fine arts professions + architect + technical support artists. Following this is classical work with archives or memories, script preparations, shooting and editing. A particularly creative phase is the tuning the interactive exposition and supplementing with educational modules.

Multi-media expositions are a good alternative to documentary filmmaking in that the distribution of a classic documentary or its television premier substitutes seasonal or permanent exhibitions in places of memorials, in seasonal buildings, or brick and mortar museums. Multi-channel documentaries become a unique creator of dialog at the place of contact., to where the visitor must travel.

One advantage is that a multi-media project is not attacked by other programs in the television programming spectrum, or unsure cinema distribution in competition with diverse film genres on the silver screen.

Friday, 8.11.2019, 10:00 - 12:00, lecture in Documentary Dept. classroom 217, 13:00 - 17:00 visit t o Kampa, Letna and Lidice:

Presentation in the classroom contains forms and ideas of prominent world museums and memorials through the 20th century. Visits to several expositions offers an idea of the scale of forms and dramaturgy approaches to various material.

Recommended or required reading

More about the exhibition project at Letna at:

Assessment methods and criteria

100% participation in instruction


Instructor: Pavel Štingl:

Pavel Štingl (*1960) Studied at the FAMU Documentary Dept. His graduation film (Learning to Fear (1985) about young doctors received a number of awards and determined one of main currents of his work. At the beginning of the 1990s, he began a series of large political documentaries in countries of the former soviet block which won awards at many festivals. In 1995 he founded his own production company, K2 where, as producer, he produced several documentary series and a number of extensive co-production documentary films. The greatest of these include: Příběh trosečníků Patrie (1996), Čtyři páry bot (1997), Kámen a poznání (1998), Zaniklý svět Karla Pecky (2000), Druhý život Lidic (2002) and others. His films have been presented at many domestic and foreign film festivals where they have received a number of awards. The documentary Eugéniové (2013) was shown at the 49th. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. K2 activities also include the feature film Mír jejich duši or the extensive multi-meida exposition of the newly established Memoral Museum of the Nazi burning of the village of Lidice A guilty or not guilty, which became the most modern exposition of war history in the Czech Republic. Divadlo bláznivých by dramatist Boris Rösner and Suchá Hora, dědina na konci trati are more recent films. The independent line of his films are made up of a collection of documentaries about the birth of art pieces: Popis jednoho zápasu, Cesta k cestě, Odvaha, Sarkofág pro královnu…

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
08.11.2019 10:00–17:00 Pavel Štingl Room No. 217
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans