Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
801002552010BASIC CONCEPTS OF FILM PRODUCTIONCompulsory2310
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to introduce the fundamental elements of film-making process. The course of Basic Concepts of Film Production will focus on pre-production, production and post-production processes in film-making. Students will learn how they can write synopsis, outline, treatman and shooting script. Besides they will learn use movie camera and exercise film shots, learn highlights of editing, sound recording and using film music.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Lale Kabadayı
Learning Outcomes
1Design movie set and shooting setting for a short film.
2Apply script and preliminary works to movie shooting.
3Using technical equipment for shooting and editing effectively.
4Learn film shooting in group work or individually.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Preparation of cinematic narration, to form an opinion for shooting, adaptation of stories to visual atmosphere, to teach of director’s and other staff’s jobs, visual co-ordination, scale of shots, express of feelings with moving picture camera, language of editing, teach of all production levels in pre-production, production and post-production processes in film making.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Narration, story and creation of character, concepts of diegesis and non-diegesis, differences between story and plot, formation of “idea” with case study, Homework: Writing story and create characters for films.
2Assessment of homework. Practice about visualization of story. Basic concepts of narration. To think of drama structure in narrative. Intriguing elements of narration.
3Rules of adaptation. Analyzing of examples of plays, novels which adapted to film.
4Learning of writing synopsis, outline, treatman, scale of shots. Homework.
5Rhythm, tempo, atmosphere of film. Director’s and other staff’s jobs.
6Introduction to framing and visual regulation. Concepts of shot, scene and sequence. Scale of shots.
7Angle shot-reverse shot. Subjective/Objective point of view. Parallax difference and other useful concepts of film making.
8Mid-term exam.
9Golden ratio. Using of lenses. Perspective. Depth of field. Differences between video and film. Examples.
10Three-shots. Triangle positioning. Building composition and lines relations.
11Formation of mise-en-scene. Formation of movie set. Share tasks. Examples.
12Importance of editing. Alternate editing. Editing types. Examples.
13Basic rules of editing. Continually editing. 30 degree angle rule. Effects of editing.
14Gaze of off-screen. Leitmotif, coverage, cutaway and other useful concepts of film making. Watching and evaluation of short films homework.
15Watching and evaluation of short films homework.
16Final exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook: Mascelli, Joseph V., Sinemanın Beş Temel Öğesi, çev. Hakan Gürses, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara, 2002. Subsidiary Sources: 1) Bone, Jan, Johnson, Ron, Understanding the Film, USA, NTC Publishing Group, 1996. 2) Bordwell, David, Carroll, Noel, Post-Theory, England, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1996. 3) Mamet, David, Film Yönetmek Üzerine, çev. Gülnur Güven, Ankara, Doruk Yayımcılık, 1997. 4) Villarejo, Amy, The Basics:Film Studies, London and New York, Routledge, 2007.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11818
Final Examination12525
Attending Lectures14342
Team/Group Work31751
Project Preparation31751
Project Presentation11515
Project Design/Management10550
Self Study6530
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)310
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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