Short Fiction

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311SFI Z 5 75 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 69 to 94 hours of self-study English summer

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Radim PROCHÁZKA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

With this exercise students will:

-learn how to work with the dramatic structure and how to transform the script into a short film using efficient film language and appropriate performance of actors

-learn how to provide and receive feedback on the work of their peers and their own work

Mode of study

Practical Exercise

Prerequisites and co-requisites

To present a project during pitching, directors treatment delivery 3 days prior pitching (dir. treatment has to contain essential crew members ? DoP and camera crew, production manager, set designer, sound designer).

The execution of the project is preceded by successfully accomplished script (FAMU International).

Equipment list has to be approved by cinematography mentor and provided to FAMU International production office for ordering.

Course contents

Directing student writes and directs a short film of up to 15 minutes. The student is lead in his/her tutorial to develop short fiction, a realistic linear drama based on the 3-act structure, developed by the student and their schoolmates or taken from literature. A non-narrative approach, flashbacks, flash-forwards and dream sequences are not allowed. The artistic initiative comes from the Directing student who is required to actively search for a collaborating Cinematography student. The project must be shot in the Czech Republic.

The artistic initiative comes from Directing student who actively searches for collaborating Cinematography student.

Definition of the exercise: Joint exercise between Master degree student of Cinematography and FAMU International Cinema and Digital Media directing student based on script developed by directing student within the FAMU International directing workshop.

Recommended or required reading

Pavel Jech, Mary Angiolillo: Seven minutes screenplay

Assessment methods and criteria

Public screening; committee, consisting of faculty, evaluates student’s artistic work on the basis of given criteria

The minimum essential criteria of evaluation:

Story and its audiovisual interpretation - 20%

Dramaturgical use of film language and other tools of the audiovisual expression (mise-en-scene, sound, editing…) 30%

Casting and directing actors - 20%

Overall artistic success - 30%

Note

Definition of the exercise: Joint exercise between Master degree student of Cinematography and FAMU International Cinema and Digital Media directing student based on script developed by directing student within the FAMU International directing workshop.

The artistic initiative comes from Directing student who actively searches for collaborating Cinematography student.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans