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Directing For Cinema And TV

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How to direct a story from beginning to end

Develops technical and creative skills for creation of audiovisual contents for the video, cinema and television industries.

Transmits knowledge about camera operation, lighting and sound, as well as the fundamental training to integrate in any phase of the development of an audiovisual project: directing, pre-production, production, post-production and editing.

Promotes research, analysis and the practice of themes inherent to the creation of audiovisual contents.

Develops professional skills necessary for the integration in the audiovisual world and context.
Course Plan
2 Years
1300 hours, including 480 hour Curricular Internship
Classes from September to July
Monday to Friday, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Participant Limit

Min 8

Max 16

30 x 278,80€
+240€ Application fee
By concluding this training, you will have the possibility to participate in our European Mobility Project ERASMUS+.

 

PEDAGOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS




After completing 2 years of this course, you are able to apply for a 3rd curricular “Top Up Year” at Prague City University, in Prague, Czech Republic; or at ETIC in Lisbon, where you can obtain an Academic Training equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 of the European Qualification Framework).

Recipients

Anyone who is interested, students or professionals, in working with the audiovisuals, with the skills to translate the world of the ideas into the territory of images and sounds.

Professional Opportunities

  • Assume technical functions for a television or cinema shooting team
  • Image reporter
  • Audiovisual freelancer
  • Online video content creator

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA

  • Introduction the cinematographic analysis, history and aesthetics 

AUDIOVISUAL LANGUAGE

  • Analysis and understanding of the composition of shots, the relationship between narrative and plastic elements. Audiovisual grammar
  • Introduction to the development process of an audiovisual project: typologies, stages and types of team
  • Development of base documents for organizing an audiovisual project.

CAMERA AND LIGHTING

  • Anatomy of a camera
  • Introduction to capturing and lighting material, respective rules and handling precautions
  • Practice of technical recording of images
  • Practice of lighting and creation of environments;

SCREENPLAY, SCRIPT AND STORYBOARD

  • Strategies for encoding and transposing an argument into a script and from this to a sequence of shots
  • Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling
  • Construction of a planning and structuring of the respective Storyboard.

SCRIPT SUPERVISION AND CONTINUITY

  • Concepts, methods and rules applied to script supervision
  • Manipulation of narrative, emotional and sound continuity

ACTORS DIRECTION

  • Analysis and understanding of the main currents and schools of representation and interpretation
  • Representation techniques, directing actors, casting and rehearsals with actors
  • Relationship between director, actors and shooting team
  • Importance of mise en scène for film and acting

PRODUCTION

  • Processes, methodology and production typologies
  • Budgets and financing
  • Laws and jurisdictions applied to the field of cinema, television and audiovisual
 

SOUND RECORDING AND EDITING TECHNIQUES

  • Introduction to sound material and respective handling rules
  • Importance of direct sound and the relationship between sound and image
  • Direct sound recording, pre-mixing and sound mixing techniques
  • Foley and rear sound capture

SOUND ENVIRONMENTS AND NARRATIVE

  • Approach to the soundtrack
  • Sound Narratives
  • Foley and construction of specific sounds

OFFLINE, ONLINE, COLOR GRADING AND GRAPHIC EDITING

  • Introduction to editing and post-production software
  • Processes and methodologies for organizing, editing and post-production of audiovisual files
  • Introduction to graphics applied to audiovisual projects
  • Importance of editing in the narrative
  • Emotional impact of editing

AUDIOVISUAL AESTHETICS

  • Introduction to aesthetic thinking
  • Pertinence of aesthetic decisions according to the needs of each project
  • Analysis of audiovisual works
  • Analysis of the most influential thinkers in the photographic/moving image field

AUDIOVISUAL PROJECT

  • Film practice exercise aimed at consolidating the knowledge acquired throughout the year: Writing, Directing, Directing Actors, Production, Camera, Lighting, Sound and Editing
  • Development of an audiovisual project with the aim of visually and audibly communicating filmic ideas

MULTICAMERA AND STREAMING

  • Review of positions and functions of a team in television
  • Introduction to television program models
  • Techniques and rules for making and capturing in the studio
  • Criteria for handling a régie
  • Streaming techniques and software

ADVERTISING / VIDEO CLIP PROJECT

  • Introduction to audiovisual techniques used in television commercials/music videos
  • Introduction to research, analysis and content creation techniques for specific clients
  • How to develop an image for a specific concept: Identify audiences and promotional objectives
  • History and analysis of the video in the context of the musical universe
  • Development of a creative project within one of the areas presented that demonstrates the knowledge learned

CINEMATOGRAPHIC PROJECT

  • Cinematographic typologies
  • Fulfillment of positions, functions and team coordination in a production of a short film
  • Elaboration of a collaborative documentary or fictional short film project
  • Monitoring of the project by several specialists in the field.

SHOWREEL, PITCHING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Career advice and internship choices
  • Communication and prayer strategies
  • Personal promotion strategies;
  • Financing of projects
  • Introduction to strategies and tools for business creation
  • Introduction and analysis of the importance and creation of a Showreel

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

WORKSHOPS / MASTERCLASSES

CURRICULAR INTERNSHIP

  • 480h Curricular Internship in a  company of the Video, Cinema or TV area

Teachers

Teachers

Facilities and Equipment

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  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple (iMac) environment;
  • Video Studio with 100m2;
  • Video and Audio Editing Regie;
  • BlackMagic Ursa Mini Pro G2 4.6K, with accessories;
  • Cinema Prime Lens Kit;
  • 3 - 4K Professional Video Cameras And;
  • HD Video Régie equipped with 3 Cameras and a streaming server;
  • Sound capture and recording equipment, including recorders, lavaliers, boom microphones and dedicated mixing table;
  • Shoulder Rig, Matte Box, Wireless Follow Focus, EVF Atomos, SteadyCam Vest, Wireless Video Tramistter ; 
  • Outdoor and Indoor lighting equipment, including 2 HMI 1200W projectors;
  • Various equipment for audio and video technical support;
  • Softwares – DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Creative Cloud Pack: Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.

Facilities and Equipment

AnteriorSeguinte
  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple (iMac) environment;
  • Video Studio with 100m2;
  • Video and Audio Editing Regie;
  • BlackMagic Ursa Mini Pro G2 4.6K, with accessories;
  • Cinema Prime Lens Kit;
  • 3 - 4K Professional Video Cameras And;
  • HD Video Régie equipped with 3 Cameras and a streaming server;
  • Sound capture and recording equipment, including recorders, lavaliers, boom microphones and dedicated mixing table;
  • Shoulder Rig, Matte Box, Wireless Follow Focus, EVF Atomos, SteadyCam Vest, Wireless Video Tramistter ; 
  • Outdoor and Indoor lighting equipment, including 2 HMI 1200W projectors;
  • Various equipment for audio and video technical support;
  • Softwares – DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Creative Cloud Pack: Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.

Pricing ​​

Monthly Fees:
30 x 278,80€
+240€ Application fee
24 x 348,50€
+180€ Application fee
18 x 464,67€
+120€ Application fee
Special Discounts (not combinable):
-7,5%
save 627,30€
Application until 31/05
-10%
save 836,40€
Full payment until 31/05;
Former Trainees - Instalments;
(+120€ Application fee)
-5%
save 418,20€
Application until 31/07
-7,5%
save 627,30€
Full payment until 31/07
(+ 120€ Application fee)
-2,5%
save 209,10€
Full payment until 30/09
(+ 120€ Application fee)
-12,5%
save 1045,50€
Full payment by former trainees
(+ 120€ Application fee)

Application Process

The applications take place between the months of March and September, until the beginning of the school year and classes, as long as there are vacancies in the courses. 

These can be done after the verification of the admission conditions, upon the payment of the registration and submitting the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae / Biography
  • 1 passport digital photo
  • Certificate of habilitations 
  • Documents from the Candidate and the Responsible for the payment (National Identification Card + Taxpayer Identification Number + Proof of Address: water, electricity or telephone bills or driving license) 
  • Completing and Signing the application form and the training contract

 

Schedule a personal interview at:

  • info@eticalgarve.com
  • 289 823 359 / 960 309 550

Optional - send an email answering the following questions: 

  • Why am I applying for this course? 
  • What are my motivations? 
  • What are my professionals aspirations? 

Attend the interview previously scheduled by the Pedagogical Director:

  • Present your portfolio
  • Await for the results of your application

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