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311PHN Z 1 10S English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Developing storytelling skills. It does not matter if we write or draw, speak or take photographs – to tell a story successfully we simply have to follow certain rules.

Mode of study

Practical seminar. Assignment specification will be the content of our 1st meeting. Students will continue to work individually. There are two more meetings: Work in progress session and the final session when the results are handed in.


1st meeting for all, assignment introduction: October 14 (Mon), 8:55 - 10:25 am

2nd meeting, group A: October 21 (Mon), 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, ROOM 7 (3rd floor)

2nd meeting, group B: October 25 (Fri), 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, ROOM 3 (2nd floor)

Final meeting, group A: November 4 (Mon), 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, ROOM 7 (3rd floor)

Final meeting, group B: November 5 (Tue), 2:50 pm - 18:05 pm, ROOM 2 (1st floor)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A camera would be great. A cell phone is sufficient but makes the task more difficult.

Course contents

Students try to capture a little narration without the option of using either motion picture or sound. The final sequences of photographs will serve as an example of storytelling. A variety of shots (long shot, medium shot, close up), imitating motion (panning, tilting), and changing the depth of field in combination with changing focus are the means to help you in capturing the narration. Also, do not forget about different focal lengths of your lenses; zoom-in zoom-out brings a remarkable action feeling.

You either invent a little story or try to make one out of your daily experience. The character will be Prague, a city quarter, a colleague of yours or a human being in general.

What is the output?

16 printed pictures discussed during our final meeting.

Recommended or required reading


Assessment methods and criteria

Submission of 16 hi-res photographs before the final session.

The exact date and time of delivery will be discussed with students during the 2nd meeting.

100% attendance


Please always deliver low-res images. More technical information will be sent to participants after the 1st meeting.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

First meeting Oct 14
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–10:35 Jitka HEJTMANOVÁ
First meeting Oct 14 parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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