Content In the first phase the students will describe their own practical work through theory, the analysis of various examples from cinema, television and other media as well as with the help of practical exercises. They will also form the focus of their work in the area of video compositing.
In the second phase the students are encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams and as a result realise their own audio-visual work. During this process the groups will be supervised individually. The lecturers will be on hand for studio discussions as well as technical support and software introductions.
Diverse guests will provide an impartial look from outside. The course puts particular value on a compelling narration, a clear dramatic composition as well the experimental and independent visual character of the works.
Learning ObjectivesThe students produce an audio-visual work in a team. In doing so they become familiar with the basic theoretic principles of analysis, narration, dramatic composition as well as the practical application of various strategies in short films. They will develop an individual story which will be transposed into a storyboard and finally produced. They will understand how to use digital cameras and learn the practical basics of using digital compositing software (compositing, roto-masking, keying, tracking and grading) They will understand each part of the process and are able to finish their project as a team. In doing so they will reflect on the creative process and develop their critical skills and ability to cope with conflict in their team.
Lecturers Andrea Diefenbach and Salvatore Vitale