Project IV (Final)


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

30 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 90,0 PL + 6,0 OT


Not applicable.

A. Demonstrate skills of film directing and documentary production;
B. Understand group dynamics in film production;
C. Develop advanced 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
Assessment complies with the regulations set up for "Project"
Attendance and participation (20%)
Film (50%)
Individual report (20%)
Promotional Kit (10%)

- Bill, N. (1991). Representing Reality ?Issues and Concepts in Documentary. Indiana: Indiana University Press
- Rabiger, M. (2009). Directing the Documentary. Burlington: Focal Press

Method of interaction
1. Practical/Laboratory classes
2. Tutorial guidance
3. Practical assignment
4. Film screening and analysis

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