Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitrios Koutsiampasakos
Course ID280007541

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

Registered students: 136
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course4210

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
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)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students learn how to divide the action of a scene into smaller parts. They probe deeper into the function of each of these parts. Decoupage. The students develop their ability to design the decoupage for a scene. They learn to choose how to film the action in each part: the position of the camera, the camera’s movement, the type of movement. They learn to identify a movie’s filming style and to successfully use style in their own films. * This year, the exercises the students undertook in the workshops sought, on the one hand, to familiarize them with the decoupage process and to consolidate their knowledge of its fundamental elements and concepts and, on the other, to help them understand how style functions in the process of creating the decoupage.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Organizing the action of a scene in time and space. Mise-en-scene. Decoupage. Decoupage design Examples of decoupage. What does each shot contribute? Conflict within a shot. Master shots. Establishing shots, re-establishing shots. Shot sizes. The role of the camera. The position of the camera tells a story. Symmetry in a scene. Champ contrechamp. Organizing all the elements in a scene in line with its function in the film. Films and scenes from films are screened during the workshops and their decoupage studied. During the workshops, the students carry out intermediate exercises (usually four) in which the focus is on the style of the cinematography. These intermediate (style) exercises are screened. After each class, electronic notes summarizing everything covered in the class are distributed. The notes remind the students of everything that was said and done in the workshop. They also present elements of the theory and practice of actor training. Periklis Hoursoglou’s observations on each of the intermediate style exercises completed by the students are also distributed. Linking shots. Linking scenes. The one-shot scene. Dead time. Out of the frame. Storyboard. "Key frames". Frame composition. Style.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The students are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: - Primarily, on the film overall and the individual performances of the cast and crew. - Their performance in the workshop tasks. - Their workshop attendance and participation. * A project’s assessment and grade take its difficulty into account.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.4
Artistic Workshop180.6
Artistic creation802.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλιογραφία: 1. SIETY Emmanuel, Το πλάνο, μτφρ. Σωτήρης Καρκανιάς, εκδ. Πατάκη 2003. 2. ARIJON Daniel, Η γραμματική της φιλμικής γλώσσας Ι&ΙΙ, μτφρ. Βασίλης Βουτσινάς, εκδ. Plano 1986. 3. ΜΑΜΕΤ Ντέϊβιντ, Σκηνοθετώντας μια ταινία, μτφρ. Νίκος Σαββάτης, εκδ. Πατάκη 1998. 4. LANDAU Camile – WHITE, Tiare, 161 Μυστικά για ένα νέο κινηματογραφιστή, μτφρ. Κατερίνα Κακλαμάνη, εκδ. Πατάκη 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
Ανάλογα με το περιεχόμενο κάθε άσκησης ντεκουπάζ, μπορεί να δοθεί πρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία που αφορά στο ντεκουπάζ των ταινιών ενός συγκεκριμένου είδους.
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