Project III

Documentary Film Studies
5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 60,0 PL + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- Ágata Marques Fino

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
A. To develop the potential of identifying capacity of a filmic theme
B. To understand the importance of research in pre-production
C. To assimilate the concepts of repérage, treatment and planning
D. To develop a production dossier
E. To present a film project

Program
1. Definition of the theme / idea to treat
1.1. premise
1.2. Note of intent
2. Visual Processing
2.1. repérage
2.2. planning
3. Characterization of the actors / characters
4. Narrative Structure
4.1. synopsis
4.2. screenplay
5. Production plan
5.1. Shooting map
6. Preparation of the production dossier
7. Preparation of pitching / presentation
8. Presentation and defense of the project (pitching)

Evaluation Methodology
Attendance (10%)
Project Phase# 1 - 14%
Project Phase# 2 - 14%
Project Phase# 3 - 14%
Project Phase# 4 - 14%
Project Phase# 5 - 14%
Presentation (pitching) - 20%
Assessment should comply with section 8.1. of "Project" regulations

Bibliography
- Nichols, B. (1991). Representing Reality ?Issues and Concepts in Documentary. Indiana: Indiana University Press

Method of interaction
1. Expository lessons
2. Analysis of students’ exercises
3. Film screening
4. Presentation and discussion of perspectives

Software used in class
Open Office
Quicktime Player