Directing Tutorial 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311DTU1 Z 4 4 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 64 to 84 hours of self-study English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

With this exercise students will:

-learn how to create a character and build the situation based on its pre-set elements

-understand how to work within the school´s production system and to cooperate with other students

-understand the logic of building a brief story, and estimate its filmmaking potential

-learn how to formulate and develop the own creative idea

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Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

This class will work to help directors approach the script/story development process from a conceptual

and critical approach aimed towards developing a script with a specific directorial plan.

Students adopt film expression skills, acquire a directing skill which will enable them to compete in the AV world and acquire information necessary for the successful execution of their exercises.

Working on the short pre-set three-act format, students get familiar with the story development process as well as with the practical elements principles of the film exercise execution

Students create and develop the idea and the initial concept for the practical exercise for the spring semester.

Recommended or required reading

LEE, Lance. A poetics for screenwriters. Second paperback. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004. x, 145 stran. ISBN 978-0-292-74719-7.

KATZ, Steven D (Steven Douglas). Film directing shot by shot : visualizing from concept to screen. [1st ed.]. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions in conjunction with Focal Press, 1991. xi, 366 s. ISBN 0-941188-10-8.

TRUFFAUT, François. Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut. London: Secker & Warburg, 1968. 280 s.

Assessment methods and criteria

Minimum required attendance to the class is + 70%

Pass grade is based on the the active participation in guided and non-guided discussions, Idea presentation and Directors pitch.

The course grade will be calculated as follows:

Attendance of the classes - 30%

Story presentation- 30%

Directors pitch - 40%

Director's pitch - in week 7 of the course, a student presents the fall semester project Dialogue and its directing interpretation to the mentor and panel of teachers from the faculty

Idea presentation - in the week 12 of the course, a student presents the idea and the concept of the spring semester project Triangle to Mentor and guest teacher from FI faculty



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room 241
Room No. 3

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 12:20–17:15 Priit POHJALA Room No. 3
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans