Double Role

Not scheduled

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311DR credit 2 English winter

Subject guarantor

Michael GAHUT, Valerio Antonio MENDOZA GUILLÉN, Priit POHJALA

Name of lecturer(s)

Michael GAHUT, Valerio Antonio MENDOZA GUILLÉN, Priit POHJALA


Based on a given screenplay revolving around the Double, students will shoot and edit a short 1-to-3-minute colour 16 mm film that will focus on the use of visual film language to clearly express a simple situation. Students will be given a screenplay and develop their directorial approach to it within their Mentors Workshop. The key element of each film is one actor portraying two different roles which interact.


Directors develop their directorial vision of a given screenplay and then directs the (half-day) shooting.


Cinematographer learns how to operate the Bolex camera and shoots the exercise.

Inseparable part of the preproduction of the exercise is joint Mentor Workshop of all three specializations involved.


Students learn how to participate on preproduction stage and make basic storyboards for live action movies. The focus is on helping other members of crew to previsualise more complex situations and developing the story with visual means of expression. Optional part of exercise is also experimentation with pixilation techniques.


Students learn how to use the 16 mm flatbed table, creating from the materials shot a short narrative fiction using the elements of the Double Role. The focus in on telling a coherent story while following the basics rules of cinematic language.


Production students learn how to organise small shooting with small crew on given location. They learn how to prepare simple budget and call sheet.


Sound students will add sound design to completed edit of film in collaboration with director.

Learning outcomes

Students will shoot their projects exterior working with natural day light only, working with the basics of cinematic language, including a selection of shots, field size, and camera angles, to properly and clearly communicate an action that has been divided into several different shots.

Students should learn to load and operate a Bolex 16 mm camera, to set exposure, to select an appropriate field size, and to appropriately compose a shot.

Students will also learn to edit a film copy on a flatbed. In the process, students should become better acquainted with the rules of editing continuity as well as montage construction.

Prerequisites and other requirements




Evaluation methods and criteria

Even though pass/fail grade assigned the exercise is thoroughly evaluated during the Fall term projects projection by all present tutors, teachers and guests.



Further information

Course may be repeated

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans