Cinema Dance 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311CD2 Z 4 4/D English summer

Subject guarantor

Ondřej ZACH

Name of lecturer(s)

Ondřej ZACH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Promote cross-cultural and cross-discipline activity and understanding

Teach Strategies for Creative Collaboration

Teach adaptability, resilience and the search for creative solutions

Create appreciation for disciplines outside of students specialty

Inspire and empower the creative faculties of beginning filmmakers

Mode of study

workshop includes story development, writing, consultation, shooting, editing

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Cinema Dance 2 / Covid version

The concept of the original Cinemadance Modul is to challenge students with a creative task – a short story - which needs to be created within restricted time and in conditions and resources “now and here.” In the process of development of their story, students are given additional obstacles and challenges, which force them to think creatively beyond their initial concept.

The learning outcome of the module is that there is no such thing as the single creative idea to which conditions must be adjusted, but that with an open mind, the conditions themselves can form a creative impulse for an endless array of new creative ideas. And, therefore, there is not an obstacle which creative mind cannot overcome.

In the Covid19 situation, the social distancing and physical separation are representing already a very strong limitations, so adding additional obstacles is not really necessary. Students will create a short story strictly within the limited conditions they have available and restricting dramaturgical parameters. The learning outcome is the realization that limited possibilities are a source of creative inspiration for innovative formal and narrative approaches. Total: 17 students. (students' division into groups is posted in the moodle page of the course -

The students will work in groups of 3 or 4. The groups will be selected by the supervisor of this exercise. Each group will shoot a short movie, up to 3 minutes long.

Basic situation:

Characters A and B are in a certain relationship - a couple, siblings, best friends, etc. They are now in different places, trapped in their apartments/rooms, as a brutal pandemic has engulfed the globe. The characters live alone in their homes, only communicating with each other online /Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc./.

The aim of this exercise is to create an interesting dramatic situation and shoot it using the available resources.


The group will submit the finished project (a link) to the supervisor on 19th May 2020.

Recommended or required reading


Assessment methods and criteria

Active cooperation on completion of given assignments, 100% participation.


Number of participants is limited.

The date is set at the beginning of the term and is to be checked in Google Calendar, as well as other details (such as location and travel instructions).

Further information

Course may be repeated

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
12.03.2020 13:30–21:00 Ondřej ZACH
Out of Prague workshop parallel1
13.03.2020 09:00–21:00 Ondřej ZACH
Out of Prague workshop parallel1
14.03.2020 09:00–21:00 Ondřej ZACH
Out of Prague workshop parallel1
15.03.2020 09:00–15:00 Ondřej ZACH
Out of Prague workshop parallel1

The subject is a part of the following study plans