Filming the Unfilmable
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|311FTU0||exam||3||2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 57 to 72 hours of self-study||English||winter and summer|
Neil Andrew TAYLOR
Name of lecturer(s)
Neil Andrew TAYLOR
This course is focused on exploring and developing the dramatic and creative writing techniques plus the critical thought required to enable screenwriters to adapt a range of source material into a format suitable for screen production. The student will develop a screenplay suitable for production and filming in the following semester. The first half of the course will focus on creative techniques and in-roads for developing style and content. The second half will focus on script production, subject choices and structure. Students are expected to view/read the range of material suggested plus bring awareness to the group of material from their own cultures and cinematic heritage.
By the end of the course students will:
- learn the techniques, skills and academic considerations present within film literature in order to define and differentiate the various elements that combine to deliver a coherent project
- gain an understanding of the personal, critical, social and commercial factors within the creative process that leads to finished artistic projects within the audio-visual medium
Prerequisites and other requirements
Students to have read some material from the list of suggested authors.
THOULESS, Robert H. Straight and Crooked Thinking. London: Pan Books, 1974. 220 s. ISBN 0-330-24127-3.
EAGLETON, Terry. Literary Theory. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989. VIII, 244 s. ISBN 0-631-13259-7.
BROOK, Peter. The Empty Space. London: Pelican Books, 1988. 157 s. ISBN 0-14-02.1415-1.
PETER, John Desmond. Vladimir’s Carrot. London: Methuen. x, 372 s. 1988. ISBN 0-413-18530-3.
ESSLIN, Martin. The Field of Drama. London, New York: Methuen, 1988. 190 s. ISBN 0-413-19260-1.
Evaluation methods and criteria
Students are allowed to have two absences. Barring unforeseen circumstances, students should notify the instructor in advance. Exceptional circumstances will be considered, but additional work may be required.
Students will be expected to contribute to in-class discussions.
To complete the course, a student must comply with the attendance and participation requirements and write a screenplay adapted from source material with the expectation that the screenplay will be filmed, produced and screened by the end of the following semester. Screenplay duration no less than 25 minutes to a maximum of 40 minutes.
Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:
Room No. 2
Room No. 1
Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:
The schedule has not yet been prepared