Directing Tutorial 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311DTU3 credit 4 4 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 64 to 84 hours of self-study English winter

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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.

A student selects the work on the Atelier exercise or the Documentary project.

The Atelier exercise is based on the pre-set script, which student adapts, and is shot in the pre-defined set built in film studio. The Documentary project is based on the original student's idea.

Students develop an idea and initial story outline for the Short Fiction exercise, which they will be working on in summer semester.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will:

Prerequisites and other requirements



ARIJON, Daniel. Grammar of the film language. First edition. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 1991. 624 s. ISBN 1-879505-07-X.

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.

NICHOLS, Bill. Introduction to documentary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. xvi, 258 s.

Evaluation methods and criteria

The minimum required attendance to the class is + 70%

The assessment is based on the active participation in guided and non-guided discussions, and Director’s pitch.

Documentary project

Director´s pitch – the student presents the story outline to mentor and guest teacher(s) from FI faculty.

Atelier exercise

Director´s pitch – the student presents the project and its directing interpretation to the mentor and panel of teachers from the faculty. The dates of the presentation vary according to the production schedule at Studio FAMU.

All students

Short Fiction - Idea presentation – the student presents the idea and the concept of the summer semester project Short Fiction to mentor and guest teacher(s) from FI faculty.



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

room 233
Room No. 4

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
starts Oct. 4
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:00–17:15 Radim PROCHÁZKA Room No. 4
Lažanský palác
starts Oct. 4 lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans