Rob Rombout Masterclass: Sound Before Image

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
303MRRM Z 1 7S English winter

Subject guarantor

Alice RŮŽIČKOVÁ, Pavla Sobotová

Name of lecturer(s)

Alice RŮŽIČKOVÁ, Pavla Sobotová

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of the module is to acquaint students with an independent documentary filmmaker who founded the international master's program DocNomads.

Mode of study

module KDT FAMU - winter semester 2020-21

Přednášející/Lecturer: Rob Rombout (guarantees Pavla Sobotová)

Termíny a místo konání/Date and time: 29. 10. 2020, online

Podmínky atestace/Assignement: zá/1 – minimum 100 % participation

Kapacita/Capacity: 25

Volitelný pro /Optional for: FAMU

Jazyk výuky/Language of teaching: english

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Rob Rombout Masterclass: SOUND BEFORE IMAGE

Any artist, so also a filmmaker is supposed to “have something to tell” Documentary starts from the scouting and perception of reality, but then come the question: What do I have to report or tell? The director is a reporter, a technician, a professional but on the other hand, he’s the author, the story- teller, the one who signs the work. The focus of this masterclass is the intention, the writing, the signature, and the voice of the director. At the start of the Masterclass I will introduce myself & my work, with short excerpts. The focus will go to sound and voice.

Robert Rombout (Amsterdam, 1953) has lived and worked in Brussels since 1975. Teacher at St. Lukas, Brussels film & art school (LUCA). He is co-founder and executive of the Doc-Nomads international Master ( He has been an independent documentary-maker for over 35 years. All films were shown on television and festivals. He was a guest-teacher at the University of Paris8 & Strasbourg. He is a regular teacher at SKDA Hanoï, AUT & ALBA Beirut and ESTC in Lisbon. He gives workshops in Brazil, China, Russia & France.

His last film is “On the track of Robert Van Gulik” (87 min, 2016)

Program 29. 10. 2020


intro 01 Robert Rombout

method: writing for documentary


intro 02 Robert Rombout with excerpts

method: directing documentary

Recommended or required reading

Assessment methods and criteria

minimum 100 % participation



Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
29.10.2020 09:30–17:30 Alice RŮŽIČKOVÁ
online in english parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans