The Variety of Documentary Film Genres 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
303ZSD1 Z 1 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

A panopoly of interesting film samples with analyses in subsequent discussions may assist (we hope) the attentive attendee to find their own creative signature

Mode of study

Kontaktní výuka s projekcemi a následnou analýzou ukázek z důležitých dokumentárních filmů.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge of documentary film genres.

Analytical skills for individual components of a film.

Course contents

This course is designed as a comparative course whose aim is an attempt to define the boundaries of individual genres in documentary film.

Through a rich screening of examples from the works of distinctive filmmakers who in uncustomarily and expressively enriched film. Other makers can be seen in the manifestation of new expressive potential.

Recommended or required reading

Gauthier, Guy : Dokumentární film, jiná kinematografie

1.vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění, 2004. ISBN 80-7331-023-6

Jost, Francois : Realita/Fikce - říše klamu

2.vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění, 2006. ISBN 80-7331-056-2

Navrátil, Antonín : Cesty k pravdě či lži : 70 let československého dokumentárního filmu.

2.vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění, 2002. ISBN 80-7331-909-8

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on the development and submission of an film analysis paper.

Further, active participation in class.

Overall grading is comprised of 35% for class activity, 30% for the written section of the exam and 35% for attendance.

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

room 217
Room No. 217

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 15:40–17:15 Alice RŮŽIČKOVÁ Room No. 217
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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