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303MUPO Z 3 Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Study results:

Students independently learn to execute a film which corresponds to their artistic intentions. They acquire skills using film to narrate about things which at first are very subtle and difficult to communication. In a free film form they examine their inclinations to form and manner of narration. They learn to investigate personal artistic tools.

Mode of study

Practice exercise

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Course contents

Course description and topic scope:

Documentary Dept. 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

Students select a reality important to them, a investigates what technical and formal tools for capturing the style of your personal attitude. Experimenting with the camera, editing and sound is a form of personal manifestation of one's language. The assigned exercise is formulated as very free, emphasis on the topic which originates in deepest of personal interests.In the construction and editing of the film a balance is sought between communication and the non-communicable. The student exercise is executed independently and if possible in all professions.

Work takes place iteratively after introductory research and formulation of topic of the subsequent inspection. The entrance to shooting is the written theme and script, presented at the Theme Audit and the shooting plan approved at the Execution council. After shooting follows analysis of rough material, supplemental shooting, editing, and image and sound post-production.

Recommended or required reading

Recommended literature:

BORDWELL, David a THOMPSONOVÁ, Kristin. Umění filmu: Úvod do studia formy a stylu. Praha: AMU, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7331-217-6.

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.

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.

BARTHES, Roland. Světlá komora: poznámka k fotografii. Překlad Miroslav Petříček. Vyd. 2., upr., (Ve Fra 1.). Praha: Fra, 2005. 123 s. ISBN 80-86603-28-8.

BLAŽEK, Bohuslav. Tváří v tvář obrazovce. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1995. 199 s. Studie; sv. 10. ISBN 80-85850-11-7.

McLUHAN, Marshall. Jak rozumět médiím: extenze člověka. Překlad Miloš Calda. 2., rev. vyd., V Mladé frontě 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2011. 399 s. Strategie. ISBN 978-80-204-2409-9.

ROSENBLUM, Ralph a KAREN Robert. When the Shooting Stops, The Cutting Begins. Da Capo Press, 1979. ISBN 978-0-306-80272-0.

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.



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