Montage workshop 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
306MW2 Z 4 52 hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 61 to 81 hours of self-study English summer

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Name of lecturer(s)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Successful implementation of all group and study exercises. Gathering of knowledge from the workshop program.

Mode of study

Screenplay consultations, shooting manner, rough edit, and, possibly, all rough material after the final edit.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Readiness to devote the maximum of one's time and energy to the successful mastery of challenging tasks arising from the implementation of the practical exercises.

Course contents

The workshop should accentuate the open form of thinking about film and through the film, namely video and audio, monitor their relationships (not only) with an emphasis on editing and the open-form sequence-shot film

The workshop is defined space-time in which students receive pedagogical leadership not only in school exercises and work on their studies, but also in the wider framework of their future profession. Based on theoretical and practical reflections on specific topics builds a method of specific „film“ thinking.

Exercise: Setting the Table - Three or more characters sitting around the table. Dialogue scene. Student learns how to edit shots together with more actors seated. Learns how to respect lines of action in more complex situation, how to show a character appearing or leaving.


1 Overview of course activities, contents, and methodology.

2 Camera exploration. Sound exploration.

3 Overview of the film elements of a movie.

4 Difference between STORY and TOPIC in films.

5 Different types of narrative and narrators.

6 How the story is expressed by characters - setting – events.

7 Review of different editing techniques and their dramatic value.

8 Editing process. Rough cuts screening.

9 Filmic time-filmic space.

10 Kuleshov Effect – Context Creates Meaning.

11 Identifying the communicative aspects and dramatic value of Film Language.

12 Review and presentations of the semester exercise.

Recommended or required reading

Writings, 1922-1934: Sergei Eisenstein Selected Works, Volume 1

by Sergei M. Eisenstein (Author), Richard Taylor (Editor)

ISBN-13: 978-1848853553

ISBN-10: 1848853556

Towards a Theory of Montage: Sergei Eisenstein Selected Works, Volume 2 Reissue Edition

by Sergei M. Eisenstein (Author), Richard Taylor (Editor)

ISBN-13: 978-1848853560

ISBN-10: 1848853564

Theory of the Film: Character and Growth of a New Art

by Béla Balázs 291 pages Publisher: Dover Publications (1970) Language: English ISBN-10: 0486226859 ISBN-13: 978-0486226859

The Art of the Film

by Ernest Lindgren

292 pages

Publisher: Spalding Press (December 20, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1447442393

ISBN-13: 978-1447442394

Assessment methods and criteria

Completion of a film and submitted explication



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans