FAV133 Film and TV production

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Čestmír Kopecký (lecturer), prof. PhDr. Jiří Voráč, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Voráč, Ph.D.
Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Jiří Voráč, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Thu 13. 4. 14:10–19:05 U34, Thu 20. 4. 14:10–19:05 U34, Thu 27. 4. 14:10–19:05 U34, Thu 4. 5. 14:10–19:05 U34
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
It takes a number of people and technologies before a film is made. Film is not only a collective work but also a complicated item, which takes about one year to „manufacture“ and currently costs around 30 mil. CZK. And the final product may not even be a perfect reflection of the director's or screenwriter's intentions. Then a long journey of cinema (or other) distribution follows.
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with circumstances surrounding film production, both generally and on one particular example.
  • a) the history of film production / audiovisual industry in the Czech republic, legal framework, circumstances, institutions, terms.
  • 1. Authorship law, legal conditions for TV broadcast, Czech national TV law, Law on Cinematography (national funding), authorship organizations OSA, DILIA, Intergram, etc. Audiovisual Producers' Association (APA), Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA), Film and television association (FITES) etc.
  • 2. Film industry. The structures of public and private TV, methods of financing.
  • 3. Audiovisual work, its formats and methods of financing.
  • b) A practical guide how to make a film or an audiovisual work.
  • 4. Financing: producer, co-producer, investor, product placement etc. Production crew: writer, script editor, producer etc. Technologies.
  • 5. A filmmaking formula: the producer's contemplation, dramaturgical basis, outlining the possibilities, preparing the shoot and budget, shooting, postproduction, distribution.
  • 6. Case study: screenplay development, financing, production.
    required literature
  • Antologie textů FAMU. Praha: FAMU, 2006. http://www.famu.cz/pro-studenty/uvody-a-praktika/antologie-pro-1-rocniky-famu/
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion.
Assessment methods
Written assignment: each student will compose a project of a film production including a contemplation, subject, literary and technical screenplay, outline of technology of filming and postproduction, general budget and shooting schedule, as well as distribution strategy.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught only once.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: bloková výuka - celková dotace odpovídá plnému semestru.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Spring 2011, Autumn 2013.
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