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Film Workshop I

Code 13091
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements English texts may be available.
Mode of delivery -- face-to-face
Work placements -- not applicable
Learning outcomes --
This course aims to provide students with essential knowledge and skills for attending a Film Course. By combining several areas of cinematographic creation, the course promotes individualized and comprehensive learning, favouring the establishment of teams and the division of tasks.

The student must acquire a basic knowledge of the cinematographic equipment and the procedures to be adopted in a shooting, as well as promoting the use of the terminology characteristic of this disciplinary area. The curricular unit serves as a field for the analysis and laboratory experimentation of some core aspects of expression and production of meaning in audio-visual media. The student must identify the various functions and departments in a film team, as well as adopt and execute the main tools, procedures and work flowcharts.

The curricular unit allows the student to articulate and relate the theoretical knowledge that he acquired with its practical application in a laboratorial context.
Syllabus --
1. Production and Directing
1.1. The Production stages
1.2. Set and the film crew
1.3. Plan, scene and sequence
1.4. Continuity and annotation
1.5. Procedures and documents

2. Photography, Sound and Editing
2.1 Introduction to the film equipment
2.2. The photography, lighting, sound and editing teams
2.3. The technical team in the various stages of production
2.4. Work procedures, formats and flowcharts

3. Planning and Planning Module
2.1 Technical guide
2.2 General and scene surveys
2.3 Alignment
2.4 Storyboard
2.5 Scene diagram
2.6 Technical Raiders (photography and sound)

4. Film Set Module
4.1. Scale of plans
4.1. Field depth
4.2. Camera movements
4.3. Sequence shot
4.4. Shot/ Reverse Shot
4.5. Continuity and jump cut
Main Bibliography --
Alves, P. & Garcia, F. (Eds). (2017). Oficios del cine: manual para prácticas cinematográficas
Katz, S. (1990). Film Directing Shot by Shot: visualizing from concept to screen. Stoneham: Micahel Wise Productions
Mascelli, J. (2005). The Five C's of Cinematography : Motion Picture Filming Techniques. Silman-James Press.


Eisenstein, Serguei, O Couraçado Potemkine, 1925.
Welles, Orson. Citizen Kane: O Mundo a Seus Pés, 1941.
Tati, Jacques, Playtime, 1967.
Coppola, Francis. O Padrinho, 1972.
Anderson, Wes, Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria
The practical exercises are preceded by lectures that allow the presentation of equipment, practices, procedures and film themes to be explored in the laboratory.

A (Continuous assessment exercises): During the semester, in the parameter , the student performs three exercises that focus on the subjects covered in class, such as the sequence shot, camera movements and shot/reverse shot. The last of these exercises allows for the convergence and systematization of the technical and artistic knowledge acquired, as well as assessing the student's technical, creative and organizational autonomy.

B (Individual written work): This work is based on the analysis of a scene or sequence, allowing the assessment of the student's mastery of the terminology used in this field and, simultaneously, evaluating their analytical skills.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-31

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