DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETATION, VISUALIZATION AND FILM STYLE

Course Information
TitleΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΙΚΟ ΥΦΟΣ / DIRECTOR'S INTERPRETATION, VISUALIZATION AND FILM STYLE
Code7ΣΘ2
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolFilm
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Koutsiampasakos
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600014941

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

Registered students: 68
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization746

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600200568
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Ρωσικά
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to determine the genre of their film, to locate its stylistic characteristics, to create the mood board, to scout locations, to stage and shoot a scene using the possibilities of the set and the available equipment. 
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 this course we explore the cinematic style and the ways of its composition, through the analysis of specific examples. We examine the evolution of staging and blocking in silent, sound and contemporary cinema. We analyze scenes using floor plan. We analyze the ways of constructing the cinematic space and the function of perspective. We also consider the image system of a film and how it is composed through specific examples. We explore the characteristics of the Open and Closed Film Form, the organization of action, the utilization of space and the construction of the film time of a scene, making use of the open and closed framing. We analyze the mise-en-scène and explore its contribution to the creation of the Tone and the Mood of a film.
Keywords
Staging, Blocking, Floor Plan, Cinematic Space, Perspective, Image System, Closed and Open Forms in Film, Closed and open framing
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Description
Use fo powerpoint, projector, videocamera, Sound recording equipment Assesment via computer Use of simulations Contact via online forum
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Reading Assigment301
Artistic creation812.7
Total1505
Student Assessment
Description
Analysis of a director’s film style or analysis of the style of a specific movie. The assignment can be prepared by 1 to 4 people and is fulfilled in 2 stages. 1. Oral presentation by the team (pitch, using power point). The duration should not exceed 7 minutes. The presentation is counted with 30% in the final evaluation 2. The final paper (MP4 video, progress of the oral presentation) is submitted to the exams with the following characteristics: Use of voice over Use of floor plans and diagrams Use of on-screen explanatory titles. Staging and blocking analysis of an indicative scene. Duration: not less than 20 minutes
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
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. Αιζενστάϊν, Σ. Μ, Έργα/1, Η Μορφή του φιλμ (Α), μτφρ. Νίκος Ε. Παναγιωτόπουλος, εκδ. Αιγόκερως Αιζενστάϊν, Σ. Μ, Έργα/2, ΕΡΓΑ/2, Η Μορφή του φιλμ (Α), μτφρ. Κώστας Σφήκας, εκδ. Αιγόκερως Tirard Laurent, Master class- Μαθήματα σκηνοθεσίας από τους σημαντικότερους σύγχρονους κινηματογραφιστές μτφρ. Τσέγκου Αλκυόνη- εκδ. Πατάκη 2013 Straus F.- Huet A. - Η κατασκευή μιας ταινίας - μτφρ. Μαρία Γαβαλά, εκδ. Πατάκη 2008 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.
Additional bibliography for study
Ανάλογα με τις ταινίες που προβάλονται στην διάρκεια των εργαστηρίων, δίδεται πρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία.
Last Update
09-10-2021