Procedure of Work

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
303POPR Z 2 Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Study results:

Student is able to use classical film langauge, commands securely time, space and direction continuity of shots, learns to balance the future film through a storyboard and possible modifications of the orignal intention in editing.

Mode of study

Practice exercise

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Course contents

Course description and topic scope:

Documentary Dept. practice exercise - technical parameters of the exercise are determined by the production list in the Studio FAMU White Book - se

Work process is the time tested introductor exercise which teaches students the abc's of film language. The assignment is to narrate a short event (best process of some human activities) in 15 to 20 shots which are linked together in editing. The film should have all classical shot dimensions, overview, under view, subjective view and moving.

The requirement is a unity of place, time and history. The film is shot on B/W negative by a Bolex silent camera. It can but needn't be with sound.

Recommended or required reading

Recommended literature:

BOWEN, Christopher J. Grammar of the Shot. Vyd. 4. New York: Routledge, 2018. ISBN 978-1-138-63221-9.

VALUŠIAK, Josef. Základy střihové skladby. Vyd. 4. Praha: NAMU, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7331-230-5.

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

Professional storyboard samples:

Literal instructions on how to make a storyboard:

Bolex camra manual:

Tereza Nvotova work processes, FAMU 2009:

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on successful completion and submission of the film on DVD or flash disc.



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