Project II


Documentary Film Studies, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 13021/2015

7 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 75,0 PL + 4,0 OT


Not applicable.

A. Demonstrate skills of film directing and documentary production;
B. Understand group dynamics in film production;
C. Develop appropriate technical profiles according to individual skills;
D. Articulate the preproduction file with the shooting contingencies and post production.

1. Production plan
1.1. Review of project files
1.2. Logistics requirements
1.3. Production schedules

2. Shooting
2.1. Technical script
2.2. Shooting maps
2.3. Screening and selection of raw materials

3. Post-Production
3.1. Editing
3.2. Design and sound mixing
3.3. Grading
3.4. Subtitling

4. Screening-test
4.1. Qualitative analysis
4.2. Aspects to refine

5. Refinement
5.1. Editing
5.2. Audio post-production
5.3. Grading
5.4. Encoding and exporting of master

6. Final Screening
6.1. Analysis and critical discussion of the film

7. Promotion and distribution
7.1. Press-kit
7.2. Graphic design
7.3. Distribution channels

Evaluation Methodology
The evaluation follows the rules defined in "Project" Regulations

Attendance and participation (20%)
Film (50%)
Individual report (20%)
Promotional Kit (10%)

- Rabiger, M. (2009). Directing the Documentary. Boston: Focal Press

Method of interaction
1. Theoretical and practical classes
2. Follow-up tutorials
3. Practical work
4. Film screening and analysis

Software used in class
Final Cut Pro
DaVinci Resolve
Pro Tools
Quicktime player