The Camera in Documentary Film 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304KDF3 Z 1 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jiří MYSLÍK

Name of lecturer(s)

Rudolf ADLER, Marek JÍCHA, Jiří MYSLÍK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Systematic preparation for Camera Dept. students for cameraman functions in shooting a documentary film.

Mode of study

V průběhu semestru posluchač natáčí filmovou kamerou 35mm na černobílý negativní materiál. Vyvolaný negativ odevzdává do NFA a z DVCAM přepisu sestavuje vlastní verzi Letopisu ve střižně. Výsledný sestřih odevzdává ke klauzuře.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A requirement is the completion of the basics of camera works in the 1st and 2nd years of Camera dept. study.

Course contents

This is a collection of course lectures, practical examples and active dialog completed with an exam.

Curriculum:

Analysis of prepared documentary students projects.

Preparations for shooting the cameraman exercise MAN - PORTRAIT - CHRONICLE

Evaluation of recorded material, sreenings of the day's work.

Evaluation, concurrent analyses and consultations of shot documentary projects.

HDV, HDTV, DIGITAL, CINEMA and documentary projects.

Working with light, contrast in relationship with distinction of SD and HD digital systems.

Issues of film languages and their structures in documentary film in relationship to recording methods used. Technical parameters limiting documentary work.

Digital television, multimedia documentary projects, technological aspects

Shooting the study cameraman film MAN - PORTRAIT - CHRONICLE

Camera dept. students have the task to shoot a short silent image recording (122m color 16mm negative material) - a portrait of a person, elder person, a well-known Czech cameraman. Documentary dept. students arrange the supplementary sound recording - conversation on a cassette.

They edit their recordings together in the editing facility to electronic form (Avid, FinalCut). This will be part of the Year-end work inspection for the Camera dept. students.

Recommended or required reading

Petr Prokop - Současné filmové kamery

Petr Prokop - Zakládání filmových kamer

Rudolf Adler - Cesta k filmovému dokumentu

Béla Balázs - Film. Vývoj a podstata nového umenia.

Slovenské vydavatelstvo krásnej literatury 1958

Film je umění - Sborník statí Orbis Praha 1963

Guido Aristarco - Dějiny filmových teorií Orbis Praha 1968

Robert Flaherty - Materiály k dějinám dokumentárního filmu

Anton Wilson´s - Cinema Workshop

Kodak - Student Filmmaker´s Handbook

Assessment methods and criteria

Credits are awarded based on:

Note

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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
room 221
Room No. 221

(Lažanský palác)
MYSLÍK J.
17:20–18:55
(lecture parallel1)
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 17:20–18:55 Jiří MYSLÍK Room No. 221
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans