Elements of Film Directing & Acting


Teaching Staff: Panagopoulos Iakovos
Course Code: THE503
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Semester: 5th΄
ECTS: 5
Teaching Units: 3
Teaching Hours: 3
Teaching Structure:
ActivitySemester Workload
Lectures39
Lab Lectures0
Tutorial0
Hands-on Lab0
Practice and Preparation30
Independent Study56
Course Total (ECTS: 5)125

Recquired / Recommended : (AVA444)
Prerequisite to / Recommended to: (THE602), (AVA841)
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Short Description:

This module focuses on the basic elements of film directing and seeking the personal gaze in cinema. It analyses the notion of film form, personal style, the use of color, the creation of production file for funding, pitching techniques, crowdfunding options, how to organize a casting, how to work with actors, communication between film departments and film strategy.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The students will be trained in depth on the elements of film directing and seeking their personal gaze in cinema. Also, they will be prepared for the film industry as soon as they complete their studies.


Syllabus:

1st Week

Introduction to a profession film set

 

2d Week

Introduction to the notion of film form and style

 

3d Week

Creating the psychological profile of the character

 

4th Week

Creating the psychological profile of the character II

 

5th Week

Stanislavski’s method and working with actors

 

6th Week

Workshop with local actors. The students will have to work close with the actors with examples

 

7th Week

Casting workshop with local casting director. The students will learn with examples how to organize a casting

 

8th Week

Directors note and funding. How to apply in traditional funding paths

 

9th Week

Crowdfunding: Pross and Cons

 

10th Week

The art of pitching

 

11th Week

The use of color in cinema: Color theory and examples

 

12th Week

Final check for the assignments  

 

13th Week

Presentation and evaluation of the final assignments  


Suggested Bibliography:

Βιβλίο [21709]: Κινηματογράφος και σκηνοθεσία, Aumont Jacques

Βιβλίο [22042]: Master Class, Tirard Laurent,Boorman John,Pollack Sydney,Sautet Claude,Allen Woody,Bertolucci Bernardo,Scorsese Martin,Wenders Wim,Almodovar Pedro,Burton Tim 

Βιβλίο [21938]: Σκηνοθετώντας μια ταινία, Mamet David 

Βιβλίο [10298]: Σμιλεύοντας το χρόνο, Αντρέι Ταρκόφσκι 

 

Further suggestions:

Knudsen, E. (2018) Finding the personal voice in filmmaking. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Proferes, N. T. (2018) Film directing fundamentals : see your film before shooting. Fourth edition. New York, New York ;: Routledge.

Katz, S. (2011) Film directing : shot by shot - visualizing from concept to screen. Milton: Taylor & Francis Group.

Rea, P. and Irving, D. K. (2015) Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video. 5th ed. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Group.

De Jong, W., Knudsen, E. and Rothwell, J. (2012) Creative documentary : theory and practice . Harlow: Pearson Education.

O’ Brien, N. (2018) Stanislavski in Practice: Exercises for Students 2nd Edition. New York: Routledge

Stanislavsky, K. (1980) An actor prepares.

Barr, T. and Kline, E. S. (1997) Acting for the camera . [Rev. ed.]. New York: HarperPerennial.

Ραφαηλίδης, Β. (1996) Το βλέμμα του ποιητή. Αθήνα: Αιγόκερος

Στάθη, Ε. (2011) Σημεία και σύμβολα στη φιλμική γλώσσα. Αθήνα: Αιγόκερος


Teaching Methods:

Every step towards the development of the one and major semester assignment provides model examples that emerge from the bibliography and videography according to which each stage should be completed. The stages are prepared by the students at home and presented in class, they are corrected and used as examples for the rest of the colleagues. Since film direction mostly depends on the director’s subjective view, rather than objective criteria, we examine every assignment while reinforcing a spirit of cooperation and aim towards a common perception of things.


Evaluation Methods:

The course evaluation is performed by the delivery of the assignment which consists of the creation of a pilot scene of their final script, the directors note and the shotlist. The students will also have to pitch their final idea in class.

Updated: 29-10-2021

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