Grammar of the film language 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
306GFL1 Z 1 26S English winter

Subject guarantor

Adam BROTHÁNEK, Michal REICH

Name of lecturer(s)

Adam BROTHÁNEK, Michal REICH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students adopt conscientious working methods with basic film expression elements.

Mode of study

lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Topics covered in these classes are related to workshop content.

Course contents

Students adopt conscientious working methods with basic film expression elements.

While the first three semesters of the course deal with categories of expression in film language, the second three semesters concentrate on the method of using these options, with a focus on real practical examples.

The aim is to clarify the relationship among the key particular visual means of expression in film and the ways of their use. In one seminar, the mentioned principles will be demonstrated and analyzed using footage from selected films. Further on, we will analyze the students' „homework“ – the ways of solution of a particular scene from a given script.

Topics:

•Basic visual means of expression – recapitulation

•Parallel editing and its purpose

•Dialogue between two, three or more actors

•Solutions of static dialogue scenes

•Image and movement I (object)

Recommended or required reading

Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen

by Steven D. Katz

Series: Michael Wiese Productions

Paperback: 366 pages

Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (July 31, 1991)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0941188108

ISBN-13: 978-0941188104

Grammar of the Film Language

by Daniel Arijon

Paperback: 624 pages

Publisher: Silman-James Pr; Reprint edition (September 1991)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 187950507X

ISBN-13: 978-1879505070

Narration in the Fiction Film

by David Bordwell

Paperback: 370 pages

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (September 15, 1985)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0299101746

ISBN-13: 978-0299101749

Assessment methods and criteria

70% participation in lectures

Activity in lectures

Presentation

Completion of the final exam.

Note

none

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
Tue
room 310
Room No. 310

(Lažanský palác)
REICH M.
12:20–14:45
ODD WEEK

(lecture parallel1)
Wed
Thu
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 12:20–14:45 Michal REICH Room No. 310
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