Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorApostolos Karakasis
Course ID600014323

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Film Studies (2009-2013)

Registered students: 130
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course636

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
basic skills of image and sound recording
Learning Outcomes
to film using observation a portrait, a dialogue scene to film an interview to edit various (indicative) documentary scenes
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The second documentary course acts as a practical introduction to documentary filmmaking, especially at the production and post-production phases. The issues raised during the making of a documentary film could range from practical to moral, from shooting or editing techniques to building relationships of trust with the subjects. Such issues are addressed through 3 individual exercises that correspond to usual situations faced by the documentary filmmaker. These exercises should be executed in couples, within specific time limitations and could be briefly described as follows: The making of a 2min portrait of an individual based exclusively on observation. Filming the dialogue between 3-4 people for 20 minutes and condensing it (in editing) into a 2-3 min scene that maintains a sense of continuity. Filming an interview and enriching the portrait, made in exercise 1, with expository techniques (interview, archive material, music etc) Working in documentary provides valuable experience and knowledge to all students, irrespectively of the direction they wish to follow or their preference to fiction or factual films. As this course puts great emphasis on editing it is considered prerequisite for those who wish to specialize and make their degree project in editing.
documentary, observation, portrait, dialogue, interview
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
Artistic Workshop110.4
Artistic creation1304.3
Student Assessment
Evaluation is based on the quality of the 3 submitted projects and class participation. Regular class attendance is expected of all students. Students who fail to attend 70% of the classes cannot have a successful evaluation.
Student Assessment methods
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΚΑΡΑΚΑΣΗΣ Απόστολος. Εφόδιο για νέους ντοκιμαντερίστες, ΣΕΑΒ 2015 2. Συλλογικό έργο, Ντοκιμαντέρ, μια άλλη πραγματικότητα, Αιγόκερως 2009
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