Documentary / Atelier exercise

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311DAE exam 5 English winter

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Directing students write and direct short film up to 15 minutes-based documentary topic. Students are led in their tutorial workshops to develop a topical documentary based on true characters or events. There is no style limit, except for avoiding only poetical creation. No matter which way, but the topicality should be a clear part of the film – either the topic exposes personal and/or social issues. The artistic initiative comes from Directing student who actively searches for collaborating Cinematography student.

Atelier exercise

Students adapt the assigned script for the realization of the pre-defined set built in film studio. Students analyse the script, seek a creative interpretation of its meaning, and finds a way for conveying it using the tools of the audiovisual expression.

Learning outcomes

With this exercise students will:


Atelier exercise

Prerequisites and other requirements

Directing student must present the project at pitching and submit the director's treatment 3 days before the pitching (the director's treatment must include the essential members of the crew - DoP and camera crew, production manager, set designer, sound designer).



Evaluation methods and criteria

Public screening: the student receives feedback from the teacher's committee. The grade is given by the subject teacher (mentor).

Atelier exercise

Overall artistic success is evaluated with an emphasis on:

Documentary project

Overall artistic success is evaluated with an emphasis on:

The student's failure to comply with the requirements and/or parameters of the exercise (project) may result in a lowering of the grade.


Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans