Filming the Unfilmable 2
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Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Continued development of screenwriting skills and increased awareness of the professional demands faced by writers.
Mode of study
Lecture, Seminar and in-class practice exercises.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Students must have passed Filming the Unfilmable 1.
The second semester sees the topics and themes of FtU1 deepen in both practice, overview and research. Students will be required to deliver 2 major literary projects (outline, treatment, script - one adaptation and one original idea). One project will be required to be feature length, the other short at 30 minutes. The feature length project will require submission of at least 30 minutes of screenplay within a screen running time of at least 90 minutes. The semester will cover an exploration of the writer/director/producer in relation to 'soft power', censorship, self-censorship, writers block, the power of comedy, production values and project management, and writing for socially sensitive issues within the political context. The course will also explore form versus content in relation to delivery platform.
Recommended or required reading
Students will be required to research, access and discuss screenplays, productions and associated background and promotional material from productions reflective of their cultural heritage.
Assessment methods and criteria
Attendance: Students are allowed to have two absences. Barring unforeseen circumstances, students should notify the instructor in advance. Exceptional circumstances will be considered, but additional work may be required.
Participation: Students will be expected to contribute to in-class discussions.
Completion policy: To complete the course, a student must comply with the attendance and participation requirements and write two assignments; one compelete short film of 30 min expected projection time and one 30 minute section of a feature length project.
No schedule has been prepared for this course
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Academy Preparation Program - Cinematography (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Animated Film (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Directing (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Documentary (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Editing (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Photography (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Screenwriting (optional subject)