Production workshops for PTS 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311WPTS1 Z 1 30S Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Ondřej ZACH

Name of lecturer(s)

Ondřej ZACH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After the course concludes (Spring term) students should be able to create a simple budget, shooting plan and production reports.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Dive into the essentials of film production with a focus on practical knowledge, tips and tricks.

Student will be able to manage production workflow, communication and processes in a short movie in a role of a Production manager.

Student will be able to assess critical situations and resolve them and they will also learn to delegate the work between their PAs.


  1. Introduction to Production

Introduction to exercises, explaining PM's and PA's role. Film role hierarchy, crew roles and responsibilities. Basics of communication

  1. Communication

Basic guidelines to how properly communicate within the crew as well as with FI Production office. Do's and don'ts of communication.

  1. Equipment

Examples of equipment, going over their size, importance, what are they for, what to look out for.

  1. Script breakdown

Introduction to script breakdown – how to do it, what is it good for.

  1. Locations

Where to look for them, best practices, what does it cost, what to take care of in the first and last place.

  1. Casting & actors

How to properly do casting, how to take care of actors, communication with them.

  1. Transportation

How to figure out logistics for transportation, best practices, what not to do.

  1. Contracts & paperwork

Explanation of different types of contracts. Essential paperwork walk-through (call sheets, transpo sheets, contact lists etc.)

  1. Catering & on-set rules and guidelines

Importance of catering on set, how to deal with it, where to find the best one, practical examples. On-set etiquette, rules, and guidelines - when to talk, who to talk to, how to

delegate on set, going over responsibilities again.

  1. Consultations (01/11–25/11)

During the production period of exercises will be given the option to students to come to consult their project at any time (after setting a meeting in advance).

Recommended or required reading

Recommended online resources:

Assessment methods and criteria

Compulsory attendance, maximum of 1 missing class, homework and evaluation of students work on practical exercises of APP and CDM students.


Lecturers: Jiří Fusek, Pavlína Adlerová

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 207
Room No. 2

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:00–16:25 Ondřej ZACH Room No. 2
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans