Fiction Film Editing Practise

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
306FFP credit 5 40 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 95 to 120 hours of self-study English winter and summer

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Course is a workshop in which the students edit several various scenes from raw material of a selected feature film. This covers basic trade knowledge as well as editing aesthetic principles. The program is supplemented by a summaries in lectures and debates. This subject of investigation is the editing of the narrative of a feature film and its particulars.

Editing is explored as an important narrative component requiring a method of thinking that is oriented specifically towards film and is and integral part of the complex process of direction. Accompanied by debate and discussions, in the course students edit several scenes of raw materiál from a fiction film, and acquire basic knowledge of both the craft and the aesthetic principles of narrative film editing.

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Prerequisites and other requirements



Rough audiovisual material or rough cut of an existing (archival) movie.

The Technique of Film Editing

Compiled by Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar Editioni llustrated Publisher Focal Press, 2010

ISBN 0240521854, 9780240521855 Length 346 pages

Walter Murch: In the Blink of an Eye

Silman-James Pr; 2. revised edition (2001),

ISBN-10: 1879505622 | ISBN-13: 978-1879505629, 148 pages

Evaluation methods and criteria

Quality of the practical exercises, written explication and defense.

80 percent of course attendance.



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

room 310
Room No. 310

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 15:40–18:05 Ivo TRAJKOV Room No. 310
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans