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: 121
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course4210

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
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
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Apply narrative focus to a movie scene. 2. Stage and block a dialogue scene using blocking patterns. 3. Create floor plans. 4. Cover the scene.
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)
In the Direction Workshop IV, we emphasize the use of stationary blocking and its function in a dialogue scene. Starting from the rules of composition we examine blocking patterns (shapes) with a certain number of subjects. We explore ways of constructing narrative focus and the depth of story information. We study the function of unrestricted narration, restricted narration, the function of the narrator, the subjective shot, the perspective of sound, perceptual subjectivity and mental subjectivity. We examine how perceptual subjectivity within a scene (POV) is shaped and ways of creating levels of identification.
Coverage, Shot Composition, Floor plan, Dialogue scene, P.O.V, Omniscient narration, Limited narration, blocking patterns.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • 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
Use fo powerpoint, projector, videocamera, Sound recording equipment Assesment via computer Use of simulations Contact via online forum
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.4
Artistic Workshop180.6
Artistic creation802.7
Student Assessment
Student assessments During the semester Video presentation of acting rehearsal based on a movie scene. Preferably better to be the same scene which had been analyzed from the acting point of view, in 3ΕΣΘ1. The projection of the recorded rehearsal to be accompanied with live pitch of the future shooting of the scene. The assignment worth 30% of the final grade Examination Text of intentions of each team member separately, depending on their duties, which is accompanied by the decoupage and the floor plan of the scene. Delivery of the edited movie scene in the form of a digital file.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Bordwell David- Thompson Kristin. Εισαγωγή στην Τέχνη του Κινηματογράφου, μτφρ. Κατερίνα Κοκκινίδη, εκδ. Μ.Ι.Ε.Τ. 2004 Η πολιτική των δημιουργών, Συλλογικό έργο, μτφ. Μαρία Μπαλάσκα, εκδ. Αλεξάνδρεια 1989. Aumont J., Κινηματογράφος και σκηνοθεσία, μτφρ, Κουτάλου Μαρία, εκδ. Πατάκη 2009 Jacobs Lewis, Τα εκφραστικά μέσα του κινηματογράφου, μτφρ. Στεφανία Ρουμπή, εκδ. Καθρέφτης 2006 Tirard Laurent, Master class- Μαθήματα σκηνοθεσίας από τους σημαντικότερους σύγχρονους κινηματογραφιστές μτφρ. Τσέγκου Αλκυόνη- εκδ. Πατάκη 2013 Siety Emmanuel, Το πλάνο, μτφρ. Σωτήρης Καρκανιάς, εκδ. Πατάκη 2003. Landau Camile – White, Tiare, 161 Μυστικά για ένα νέο κινηματογραφιστή, μτφρ. Κατερίνα Κακλαμάνη, εκδ. Πατάκη 2008. ARIJON Daniel, Η γραμματική της φιλμικής γλώσσας Ι&ΙΙ, μτφρ. Βασίλης Βουτσινάς, εκδ. Plano 1986.
Additional bibliography for study
Steven, D. Katz, Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen, Seattle, Michael Wiese Productions
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