COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Film Studio I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCSF 301
Fall
2
6
5
12
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Introducing the fundamentals of visual narrative, and cinematography, teaching the basics of moving image recording both in theoretical and practical level, encouraging the students to test their knowledge in their projects.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be familiar with the language of film
  • Will be able to apply the production process and its relationship with different visual and cinematic media - Through research, planning, rehearsals, production and post-production
  • Will have learned technical skills - Operation of digital production and post-production equipment
  • Will appreciate and understand the aesthetics of cinema and the particular possibilities of cinema and digital media as a creative medium
  • Will have learned to take different tasks in teamwork and be able to discuss their own work and the work of others
  • Will be able to express intellectual development through the creation of visual forms.
Course Content This course aims to familiarize the students with the language of film and television and leads them in the pathway of preproduction, production and postproduction. A wide range of topics such as framing, composition, color, visual language, camera movement and visual storytelling will be covered. The modular structure of the course will enable the collaboration of a number of academics and professionals from the industry, offering a diversity of angles to the subjectmatter. Taking form and content as one and the same thing, standard applications and extravagant and unusual stylistic devices will be examined critically and special emphasis will be given to the ideological implications and effects, thus bringing together theory and practice. 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
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course
2 Videography I: How the camera works?
3 Videography II: Lenses and composition Assignment I: Camera person exercise
4 Videography III: Visal language and design
5 Visual storytelling
6 Shooting with stills Assignment II: Photo-story
7 Principles of editing
8 Edit on camera Assignment III: Edit on camera
9 Introduction to digital editing (codecs, sensors and formats)
10 Introduction to Da Vinci Resolve
11 Basic editing techniques
12 Finishing and exporting Assignment IV: Post-production
13 Work in progress: Production
14 Work in progress: Rough cuts
15 Screenings Project submission
16 Course Review
Course Textbooks Jason J. Tomaric. The Power Filmmaking Kit. Focal Press: 2008. Mike Figgis. Digital Filmmaking. Faber and Faber: 2007. Blain Brown. Cinematography Theory and Practice. Focal Press: 2002. Daniel Arijon. Grammer of the Film Language. Focal Press: 1984. Herbert Zettl Sight, Sound, Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics, Nöel Burch (1981) Theory of Film Practice Princeton University Press, David Bordwell ve Kriston Thompson (2010) Film Art: An Introduction McGrawHill
References 1)Steven Ascher & Edward Pincus. The Filmmaker’s Handbook. Plume: 2007. 2)Elliot Grove. Beginning Filmmakeng, Methuen/Drama. 3)Michael Rabiger. Directing Film Techiques and Aesthetics. Focal Press: 1997.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
4
60
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
11
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
8
128
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
4
22
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
314

 

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. X
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

 

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