Script Editing of a Short Film

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306SSF exam 2 4 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 14 to 24 hours of self-study English winter

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A practical introduction to dramaturgy of a short film - the primary elements 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.


Each theoretical section is supplemented with film samples in which students can see how their creators – now often successful filmmakers – dealt with specific „dramaturgic situations“ and which form they used to create functional parts of their films' structure. The diversity and balance of various types, focus, genres and time of creation of these films ensure that each student will find his or hers „cup of tea“ and their high quality in given parameters must allow for learning even in areas that are not favored by the given student.

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Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay

Andrew Horton, University of California Press, ISBN-10: 0520221656, ISBN-13: 978-0520221659

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

Syd Field, Publisher: Delta; Revised edition (November 29, 2005) ISBN-10: 0385339038, ISBN-13: 978-0385339032

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completion of the final exam

minimum 70% participation in the total classes.



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