Artistic Practice 1 and 2
BA Major Art
BA Practice Based Course
In between doc & fiction
The course aims to provide the theoretical and pragmatic fundamentals to design and make a character drivenshort film. A key background question for the course refers to the relationship between the two main narrative approaches in film: how much fiction is there in a documentary, how much does fiction document reality?
Special focus will be given to research & design activity, sources reliability and consolidation of the relationship/s with the protagonist/s when making a film. Theoretical contents referring to the making of a contemporary creative documentary will be organically combined with workshop activities. Specifically, practical activities will articulate across the main production phases: narrative approach & film scripting, shooting, lighting, work flow setting, editing approaches, color correction, sound design, production methods, fundraising, budgeting, pitching, promotion.
Students will be required to make a short film by the end of the course.