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Filmmaking Laboratory

Code 13097
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery -- Face-to-face
Work placements -- No
Learning outcomes In order to provide a solid foundation to carry out the function of film director, this CU will convey a blend of: management tools applied to directing, useful to both directors and assistant directors; theoretical and practical elements of film planning; film language essentials.
At the end of this course, students should be able to: deliver a file containing document pertaining to film directing; understand various production and directing contexts and adapt their decisions and behaviours to those contexts; master the different stages of film production, from the inception of the concept to the final product; use strategies to manage processes pertaining to their functions as directors or assistant directors; have critical sense while planning and filming (especially with regard to framings, camera movements, and other film techniques); integrate knowledge from other CUs in order to efficiently combine technical elements with aesthetic sensibility and management tools.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to Directing and the Multifaceted Role of the Director 1.1. Contexts of Filmmaking 1.2. Introduction to Team and Project Management 1.2.1. Organizational Design and Its Applications in Team Building in a Film Context 1.2.2. Value Chain and Film Process 1.2.3. Leadership, Motivation and Communication 1.2.4. Governance Models 1.3. People and Project Management Tools 2. Planning 2.1. The Role of the Assistant Director 2.1.1. Shot list and logistics map 2.1.2. Service sheet 2.2. Shooting script 2.3. Theoretical and visual concept 2.4. storyboard 2.5. Sequence and Scene Diagram 2.6. Note of Intention/Descriptive Memory 3. Scene blocking, Film Language and Film Continuity
Main Bibliography Ascher, Steven e Edward Pincus. (2020). The Filmaker’s Handbook: a Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age. Penguin.

Bordwell, David. (1989). Film Art, na Introduction. Nova Iorque: McGraw-Hill

Cunha, Avelino, (2016). Manual de Comportamento Organizacional e Gestão. Lisboa: RH Editora

Finney, Angus. (2010). The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood. Londres e Nova Iorque: Routledge.

Journot, Marie-Thérèse. (2009. Vocabulário de Cinema. Lisboa: Edições 70

Katz, Steven. (1991). Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen

Marner, Terence. (1980). A Realização Cinematográfica. Lisboa: Edições 70

Rabiger, Michael. (2008). Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics. Amesterdão: Elsevier

Sébastien, Dinis. (2010). O Cinema de Animação. Texto e Grafia

Wells, Paul. (1998). Understanding Animation. Routledge

Weston, Judith. (1996). Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This is a theoretical-practical curricular unit. It promotes cooperation (with the Digital Design I class, from the 1st cycle in Design and Multimedia) and emphasizes the technical component of film directing as well as the conceptual aspect. Considering that students have as their ultimate goal the realization of an animated film short film, the planning of the UC includes sessions on screenwriting, history and aesthetics of animation film, lectures and discussion of the function of director and assistant director and the realization of a short in an interdisciplinary team.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-31

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