COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Project Development and Production
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 480
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students how to develop, organize and realize a film project as well as to apply for institutional foundings.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • develop a complete project file from scratch.
  • define basic aspects of a film production and their necessities.
  • prepare budgets, production and postproduction schedules.
  • establish a crew and maintain the crew’s work.
  • articulate their production ideas as a formal and intelligible project file.
  • find adequate institutional fundings and apply to them.
Course Content The course will include the following topics related to film production and project devolepment: preproduction, production, postproduction, budget planning, crew, marketing and distribution, founding research, project file preparation.




ACADEMIC CAUTION

Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility.

Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words.

A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Fundamentals of a film production The Complete Film Production Handbook: Chapter 1 “The Production Team and Who Does What” Chapter 25 “Independent Filmmaking”
3 Expressing the idea: motto, proposal and synopsis Proposal documents from actual lowbudget feature film.
4 Preproduction Preparation of the One Paragraph and One Page Synopsis (1st assignment) The Complete Film Production Handbook: Chapter 2 “The Production Office” Chapter 4 “From Script to Schedule” The Power Filmmaking Kit: Chapter 2 “Preproduction”
5 Preparing the budget and schedule The Complete Film Production Handbook: Chapter 3 “Basic Accounting” Chapter 4 “From Script to Schedule” The Power Filmmaking Kit: Chapter 3 “Budgeting” Chapter 4 “Scheduling”
6 Establishing the crew The Complete Film Production Handbook: Chapter 10 “Deal Memos” Chapter 11 “Unions and Guilds” Chapter 12 “Principal Talent” The Power Filmmaking Kit: Chapter 7 “Auditioning Actors” Chapter 8 “The Crew” Chapter 9 “Unions and Guilds”
7 Production The Complete Film Production Handbook: Chapter 8 “During the Shoot” Chapter 17 “Safety” The Power Filmmaking Kit: Chapter 5 “Insurance”
8 Postproduction Breaking down the script (2nd assignment) The Complete Film Production Handbook: Chapter 15 “Clearances and Releases” Chapter 30 “Post Production Overview”
9 Marketing and distribution The Complete Film Production Handbook: Chapter 9 “Building Strong Industry Relationships” Chapter 26 “Practical LowBudget Filmmaking” The Power Filmmaking Kit: Chapter 23 “Distribution”
10 Foundations
11 Sponsorship
12 Preparing the project file I Submission of the founding research (3rd assignment)
13 Preparing the Project file II
14 Pitching simulation I Preparation and presentation of the Project file (term project)
15 Pitching simulation II
16 General evaluation of the term
Course Textbooks Eve Light Honthaner, The Complete Film Production Handbook, USA: 2010. Jason J Tomaric The Power Filmmaking Kit, Focal Press USA 2008.
References Robert Latham Brown, Planning the LowBudget Film, Chalk Hill Books, 2006. Barry Hampe, Making Documentary Films and Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries, Holt Paperbacks, 2007 Tools and Utilities for Filmmakers – Dependent Film Website http://dependentfilms.net/files.html

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
25
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
5
25
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
9
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
0
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
26
Seminar / Workshop
5
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process. X
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication. X
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest