Script Editing of a Feature Film 1

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306SFF1 Z 2 4PT English winter

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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

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development of the course paper


completion of the final exam

minimum 70% participation in the total classes.



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