Laboratório II

Video e Cinema Documental
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 45,0 PL + 15,0 TP + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- João Pedro Freire Fonseca da Luz

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
A. Understanding the documentary film after his Poetics;
B. Relating construction, function and effect of the documentary film;
C. Combining the filmic expression to its "proof": truth, emotion, ethics;
D. Adopt filmic construction strategies about the world, the people, and the ideas.

Program
1. Definition of film content as result of the combination of its functions;
2. Context and operational functions of the documentary film;
3. Integration of formal resources in the definition of content;
4. Production of four exercises with a preponderance in each of the functions studied.

Evaluation Methodology
Attendance - 10%
Participation - 10%
Exercise # 1 - 20%
Exercise # 2 - 20%
Exercise # 3 - 20%
Exercise # 4 - 20%

Bibliography
- Bordwell, D. (2008). Poetics of Cinema. New York: Routledge
- Renov, M. (1993). Theorizing Documentary. New York: Routledge
- Rosenthal, A. e Corner, J. (2005). New Challenges for Documentary. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Method of interaction
1. Screening and analysis of documentary films
2. Reading, analysis and discussion of texts listed in the bibliography
3. Presentation and discussion of personal views
4. Preparation, discussion and correction of exercises

Software used in class
Open Office
Final Cut
Quicktime Player