Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Prague Film School

Program Description

Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Prague Film School

SUMMER 2018

Dates:

June Filmmaking Workshop:June 3 - June 30

July Filmmaking Workshop: July 1 – July 28

August Filmmaking Workshop: July 29 - August 25

Each participant shoots his or her own film.

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film.

The first two weeks of the program are classroom-based – introducing the fundamentals of directing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography and sound while also prepping students for their end-of- workshop short film. Each student writes and directs his or her own short while also working on other student productions in various crew capacities.

The third week, students shoot their films. The final week of the program, students edit their films, all of which are screened at a public cinema and reviewed by the faculty.

REVIEW OF COURSES

1. Screenwriting

A Confucian maxim holds that rotten wood can't be carved. It’s the same with screenplays - the best directing and the best actors can't salvage a poor script. Screenwriting classes instruct the most important aspects of dramatic writing in the context of film. Organized around writing assignments, classroom critique and screenings, the sessions concentrate on such elements as structure, character, conflict and more.

2. Directing

While a quality screenplay provides the basis for a good film, it doesn't guarantee one. Directing is the art of translating a script to screen. Knowing how to work with actors, work from a storyboard, and breakdown a scene is essential to film production. Here students receive instruction in directing short narratives, student-produced and other. Classes incorporate hands-on shooting and lecture/screening sessions.

3. Cinematography

Students are taught the aesthetics and techniques of the cinematographer’s craft. Principles of continuity, shot sequencing, and technical aspects related to cinematography are instructed. The intensive studio classes also cover composition, lighting, camera movement and camera operation.

4. Editing

This part of the program covers the aesthetic and technical aspects of editing. Understanding storytelling techniques and the basics of dramaturgy is necessary in furthering the creative vision of the director. Technical skills are taught using Avid editing tools: students learn to organize source footage, edit sync and non-sync material, trim sequences, edit audio, add effects, titles and more.

5. Sound Design Workshop

The sound design workshop teaches the students to plan, record and edit sound in their films.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE IN DETAIL

WEEK I (classes)

Monday - Friday:

• Screenwriting: 9.30 - 11.15

• Directing: 11.30 - 13.15

• Cinematography: 15.00 - 16.45

• Editing: 17.00 - 18.45

Saturday:

• Film exercise shooting: 9.00 - 18.00

Sunday:

• Film exercise editing: 9.00 - 21.00

WEEK II (classes, consultations & pre-production for film shoot)

Monday - Friday:

• Screenwriting: 9.30 - 11.15

• Directing: 11.30 - 13.15

• Cinematography: 15.00 - 16.45

• Editing: 17.00 - 18.45

Saturday - Sunday

• Shooting of student films

WEEK III (shooting of student films)

Students shoot their own films, and crew for other students.

WEEK IV (post-production & evaluations)

Monday - Thursday

• Post-production

Friday

• Public screening: 9.00 - 11:30

• Evaluations with faculty: 12.00 - 17.00

• Closing event: 20.00

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

FEES

Tuition Fee: 2,860 Euro

Equipment Fee: 120 Euro

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 3, 2018
July 1, 2018
Duration
Duration
4 weeks
Full time
Price
Price
2,860 EUR
Information
Deadline
Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Locations
Czech Republic - Prague
Start date: June 3, 2018
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date June 30, 2018
Start date: July 1, 2018
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date July 28, 2018
Start date: July 29, 2018
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date July 25, 2018
Dates
June 3, 2018
Czech Republic - Prague
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date June 30, 2018
July 1, 2018
Czech Republic - Prague
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date July 28, 2018
July 29, 2018
Czech Republic - Prague
Application deadline Jan. 31, 2018
Early Action Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
End date July 25, 2018