Working with archives on the documentary film about Miloš Forman

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
303MPASF Z 1 7S Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

To explain issues specific to working in arching in the creation of an editied film

Mode of study

Module instruction Documentary Film Dept, FAMU.

Lecturer: Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna

Time and place: Friday 22. 2. 2019, 10-17:00, Classroom KDT 217

Requirement: credit/1 – 100% attendance and class participation

Capacity: 25

Elective for: FAMU

Language of instruction: česky

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Course contents

The film about Milos Forman came about as a co-production of ARTE and Czech Television. ARTE's dramaturgy dept. approached Helena Třeštíková to be the director and she selected Jakub Heynu, film editor to be the co-director.

The task was to create a comprehensive portrait of Milos Forman: a film European audience would be able to understand. The final agreement was a 55 minute film for ARTE and 80 minute form for Czech Television.

At the time of the tasking of the film, Milos Forman was still alive, he knew about the film and was looking forward to it. However, for health reasons he declined to be filmed. He passed during the making of the film.

From the beginning it was clear the that it would only be archived material, both Czech and abroad.

Aside from the films MIlos Forman made, we decided to use documentaries about him made in the Czech Republic and around the world.

The module on the sample of a film, „a work in progress“ will be devoted to the issues of working with archives.

Technical problems:

Dramaturgical problems:

We will try to describe the course of action, schedules, time spent in editing.

The module will begin with a screening of the working version of the film and then we will attempt, in samples from the film to document various issues in making the film: dramaturgical, aesthetic and technical.

Recommended or required reading

Assessment methods and criteria

100% attendance and class participation.



Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
22.02.2019 10:00–12:00 Helena TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ Projection Room
Lažanský palác
22.02.2019 13:00–20:00 Helena TŘEŠTÍKOVÁ Room No. 217
Lažanský palác

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