Course curriculum

  • 2

    The Application for Filmschool

    • CONTENT

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    • WHAT DO FILMSCHOOLS EXPECT / HOW TO FIND JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

    • PREPARATION: TRAIN YOUR SKILLS / DEVELOP STRATEGIES

    • PERFECTING YOUR APPLICATION & THE SECOND ROUND

    • USEFUL LINKS

  • 3

    Writing a Script - finding strong Ideas, learning to write, developping the Script

    • CONTENT

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    • LEARNING HOW TO WRITE / FINDING GOOD IDEAS

    • STORYTELLING / CREATING SUSPENSE

    • SCREENPLAY FORMATS

  • 4

    Working with Actors Part 1

  • 5

    Working with Actors Part 2

    • DIRECTING ACTORS PART 2

    • EMOTIONAL SCENES

    • BONUS 1: CONFLICTS

    • BONUS 2: MORE TECHNIQUES, TIPPS & TRICKS

    • RECOMMENDED READING

  • 6

    Casting

    • CONTENT

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    • SAMPLE Info-Sheet for Casting Invitation for Actors or Agencies (English - without character description)

    • SAMPLE Info-Sheet for Casting Invitation for Actors or Agencies (German - with character description)

    • USEFUL LINKS

  • 7

    Cinematography and staging for the Camera (PART 1)

    • CONTENT

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    • INTRODUCTION / FOCAL LENGTH AND DEPTH OF FIELD

    • COMPOSITION OF THE IMAGE: FRAMING AND SET DESIGN

    • LIGHTING BASICS

    • CAMERA MOVEMENTS & 'DÉCOUPAGE'

  • 8

    Cinematography and staging for the Camera PART 2

    • THE 'ECONOMY' OF THE MISE EN SCENE

    • HOW TO CREATE DEPTH OF SPACE

    • BONUS: HIDING AND SHOWING

    • BONUS 2: PERSPECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE SHOTS

    • BONUS 3: EXAMPLES

    • USEFUL LINKS

  • 9

    Sound Work and Music

  • 10

    To prepare and carry out a Shoot: organizing and directing

    • CONTENT

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    • MAKING THE SHOOTING PLAN

    • COMMUNICATION DURING THE SHOOT / ON SET

    • ORGANIZING THE SET

    • LOCATION SCOUTING

  • 11

    Editing (PART 1)

    • CONTENT

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    • INTRODUCTION: USING AND BREAKING THE 'RULES'

    • THE 'INVISIBLE' EDITING

    • GLANCES & SHOT/REVERSE-SHOT EDITING

    • EMOTIONAL FLOW: FROM SCENES TO SEQUENCES

  • 12

    Editing (PART 2)

    • CONTRASTS & ELLIPTIC EDITING

    • EDITING CHALLENGES

    • BONUS: EXAMPLE FOR ELLIPTIC EDITING

    • RECOMMENDED READING

  • 13

    Financing: The German Film Funding System and other Sources of Financing

    • CONTENT

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    • HOW DOES THE GERMAN FILM FUNDING SYSTEM WORK?

    • HOW TO APPROACH THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF FILMFUNDING?

    • HOW TO KEEP IN TOUCH AND NEGOCIATE?

    • ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF FINANCING

    • USEFUL LINKS

    • SAMPLE EMAIL TO COMMISSIONING EDITOR (TV)

    • SAMPLE PROJECT PRESENTATION

  • 14

    Surviving as a Filmmaker: Jobs, Ideas, and more...

    • CONTENT

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    • SIDE JOBS AND STIPENDS

    • WHAT CAN YOU EARN AS A FILMMAKER

    • HOW TO DEAL WITH REJECTION

    • BONUS: SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ARTISTS

  • 15

    Finding your Audience: Festivals, Distributors, World Sales, Promotion, Press, Social Media...

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