The Triangle

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311TRG credit 4 100 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 25 to 45 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

With this exercise students will:

-learn how make a short film within given restrictions, with limited options and parameters

-experience the entire process of making a film - from the initial theme to the screenplay, preparation, shooting and editing to post-production

-understands advantages and the limitations of working with film

Mode of study

practical exercise

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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), approved storyboard (Cinematography dept). Equipment list has to be approved by cinematography mentor and provided to FAMU International production office for ordering.

Course contents

Triangle is an exercise – a short film (8 minutes maximum) based on a realistic story, preferably in three acts and with the basic dramatic situation involving three characters. All three characters are material for the plot development - none of them is marginal. Students should avoid clichéd characters (beggars, pickpockets etc.) and formally obvious traits of genre films. The objective is to narrate a dramatic arc in the film language and find an adequate stylistic expression for the narration. Triangle should be based around not more than three locations. The project must be shot in Czech Republic. Shooting in the car is not allowed.

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Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation is based on fulfilling the assignment of the exercise.


Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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