Script Editing of a Feature Film 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
A practical introduction to dramaturgy of a feature film - the primary elements, structure, and rules of the structure of a film, including the structural-dramaturgical specifics of individual film genres, taking into account the model definition of a story, as practised in American cinematography, and the seeming dramaturgical „open-endedness“ of auteur and independent film.
1] Through the analysis of feature films, the following principles are examined and explained: three act story structure, plot points, the function of exposition, the catalyst, rising action, crisis, climax, culmination, resolution; idea, theme, as well as ability to create smaller parts of a movie - sequences and internal scene structure.
2] Most importantly, students will learn to analyze films according the sequence method, and to employ it in their own creative work and filmmaking.
Recommended or required reading
The Screenwriter's Workbook
Syd Field, Publisher: Delta; Revised edition (October 31, 2006) ISBN-10: 0385339046, ISBN-13: 978-0385339049
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
Robert McKee, ReganBooks; 1 edition (November 25, 1997), ISBN-10: 0060391685, ISBN-13: 978-0060391683
Assessment methods and criteria
Credit is awarded based on:
Activity in the lectures/exercises/classes
development of the course paper
completion of the final exam
minimum 70% participation in the total classes.
Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:
Room No. 311
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Wed||14:50–18:05||Ivo TRAJKOV||Room No. 311
Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Montage_2020 (required subject)