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
Teaching Units: 3
Teaching Hours: 3
|Practice and Preparation||30|
|Course Total (ECTS: 5)||125|
Recquired / Recommended : (THE504)
Prerequisite to / Recommended to: (THE602)
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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.
Introduction to a profession film set
Introduction to the notion of film form and style
Creating the psychological profile of the character
Creating the psychological profile of the character II
Stanislavski’s method and working with actors
Workshop with local actors. The students will have to work close with the actors with examples
Casting workshop with local casting director. The students will learn with examples how to organize a casting
Directors note and funding. How to apply in traditional funding paths
Crowdfunding: Pross and Cons
The art of pitching
The use of color in cinema: Color theory and examples
Final check for the assignments
Presentation and evaluation of the final assignments
Βιβλίο : Κινηματογράφος και σκηνοθεσία, Aumont Jacques
Βιβλίο : Master Class, Tirard Laurent,Boorman John,Pollack Sydney,Sautet Claude,Allen Woody,Bertolucci Bernardo,Scorsese Martin,Wenders Wim,Almodovar Pedro,Burton Tim
Βιβλίο : Σκηνοθετώντας μια ταινία, Mamet David
Βιβλίο : Σμιλεύοντας το χρόνο, Αντρέι Ταρκόφσκι
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
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.
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.