Surviving the Film Industry
Jméno vyučujícího (jména vyučujících)
Jiří FUSEK, Jitka HEJTMANOVÁ
Výsledky učení dané vzdělávací složky
- Understanding production workflow and processes
- Understanding specifics of the Czech production environment
- Essentials of collaboration and communication within the crew
- Writing of characters, locations, key props and other key elements of the film
- Writing synopsis, treatments, doing pitches
- Building and maintaining professional relationships
- Different career options in the film and/or advertising industry
- Overview of current filmmaking trends
Předpoklady a další požadavky
The class is designed based on the feedback of APP and CDM students in past years. Its goal is to equip you with essential skills and knowledge to apply both in the school environment as well as in the real world.
This class is divided into three parts – the first one is understanding the Production part of making movies. The second part is about building and keeping relationships. And the last one is all about your career options and your potential future.
Part I: The Role and the Work of the Production Department
- Roles & responsibilities in the Production Department
Getting everybody on the same page on the roles within the crew and their responsibilities. Differences between the industry standard and FAMU.
Basic guidelines on how to properly communicate with the FI Production Office, crew and with external vendors. Do's and don'ts of communication.
The basics of how to look for locations, what to look out for, how to write a description for the production department, how to do scouting and recce.
How to write an accurate character description, talk (and not talk) to actors and agents, and work with them during (pre-)production. Types of auditions and how to approach them. Working with agencies, agents, theatres, DAMU and other schools.
Going over the money – how much does it cost to make a movie, what are the rates, how to read budgets?
- Czech Production Environment Specifics
Explaining the specifics of the Czech production environment, working with the elderly, older generation, going over cultural differences you might experience. Pros & cons of shooting in the Czech language.
- On-set Rules and Guidelines
How long is the working day, rules related to over-work, the importance of catering and troubles with a starving crew, first aid information.
What document is what, how to prepare, format, submit them, and what to look out for.
Part II: Building and Maintaining Relationships
- Relationship Between you and Producer, You and PM
Understanding how to approach building a long-lasting relationship with a producer, setting expectations on both sides, and sustaining such relationships. How to set up the environment for a successful collaboration.
- Communication, Again
How to define boundaries, expectations, why are honesty and transparency important. What is radical candor. How not to take comments and feedback personally and how to give one.
- Maintaining Relationships
Starting and building relationships is one thing, but maintaining them is another – what to keep in mind, what not to do, understanding the other party’s needs, and finding common solutions.
Part III: Your Future in Filmmaking
- The Importance of Limitations
Why limitations are important, what they can do for you as a filmmaker.
- Treatments, Pitches and Getting People Interested in Your Project
What is treatment, synopsis, tagline, logline and how to make them. How to prepare for a pitch. How to get people interested in your project.
- Work Ethic & Self-care in the Film Industry
How to maintain a good work ethic, work/life balance and mental health.
- Personal Branding
What is branding and how to make your own.
- Advertising Production
Making money by working in advertising. What is an Agency producer, what's the difference between them and production company Producers.
- Online Production
Making content for online televisions, YouTube channels, social media and other formats.
- Current Trends in Filmmaking
What is moving the current world of filmmaking – TV Shows, Limited Series, Virtual Production, Reality TV, diversity and inclusion, simultaneous releases of VOD and Theatres, etc.
- BONUS: Life After Film School, Q & A session
What's after school, where to get funding, how to apply to labs, network, film festivals. Session of questions and answers you might have regarding your projects, or your future, in the industry.
Doporučená nebo povinná literatura
Hodnoticí metody a kritéria
Participation in classes, homework and attendance.
Rozvrh na zimní semestr 2021/2022:
Učebna 3 (FAMU)
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