Project I

Documentary Film Studies
7 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 75,0 PL + 4,0 OT

Lecturer
- João Pedro Freire Fonseca da Luz

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 Step # 1 - 14%
Project Step # 2 - 14%
Project Step # 3 - 14%
Project Step # 4 - 14%
Project Step # 5 - 14%
Presentation (pitching) - 20%
The evaluation must consider the point 8.1. of the Project Curricular Units Regulation

Bibliography
- Michael, R. (2009). Directing the Documentary. Burlington: Focal Press

Method of interaction
Description of contents
Exercise analysis of students
Watching films
Presentation and discussion of personal points of view

Software used in class
Open Office
Quicktime Player