COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Film Studio II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCSF 302
Spring
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 Organized as the continuation of Film Studio I, this course aims to deepen students’ knowledge in filmmaking, with an emphasis on cinematography, lighting, editing and visual effects. In handson exercises and small film projects students will develop their storytelling and digital filmmaking skills including project management and team work.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will develop their storytelling abilities with an emphasis on pre-production research.
  • Students will be able to design individual projects and they will be expected to manage preproduction, shooting and postproduction processes by themselves.
  • Students will develop their critical skills in content development for an audio visual material.
  • Students will be encouraged to manage their own production budgets and looking for outside sources to finance them.
  • Students will develop advanced shooting techniques with lectures on lighting and shooting in various different conditions.
  • Students will mostly focus on advanced editing techniques and further their abilities to work with Final Cut Pro.
Course Content This course will advance basic principles in preproduction, production and postproduction for digital films. In handson exercises and projects especially lighting, cinematography and digital postproduction techniques are emphasized.


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.

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Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction Assignment I: Docudiary
2 Visual storytelling Assignment II: Shooting stills
3 Cinematography Research and story selection
4 Literature & the idea of adaptation
5 Pitching & story development
6 Directing
7 Production management
8 Advanced sound recording
9 Cinematic Lighting I Project I: Portrait of your character
10 Cinematic Lighting II
11 Editing & FX
12 Compositing & Animation Project II: Promotional spot of your film
13 Shooting and production
14 Shooting and production Project III: Adaptation short film
15 Postproduction & sound
16 Review of the Semester Screening of Project III
Course Textbooks 1) Jason J. Tomaric. The Power Filmmaking Kit. Focal Press: 2008. 2)Mike Figgis. Digital Filmmaking. Faber and Faber: 2007. 3)Blain Brown. Cinematography Theory and Practice. Focal Press: 2002. 4)Daniel Arijon. Grammer of the Film Language. Focal Press: 1984. 5) James Ball a.o. From Still to Motion. New Riders: 2010.
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
70
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
1
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
2
21
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
44
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
350

 

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) X
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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