Checking date: 11/07/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Fundamentals of film and television direction I
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (231)


Department assigned to the subject: Communication and Media Studies Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Practical course with an extensive use of production facilities and software, sound equipment, video cameras and TV studio. Basic knowledge of technical aspects of videomaking is recommended.
- Ability to implement key elements and processes using multicamera audiovisual techniques. - Competition in audiovisual projects applied to multicamera daily news and magazine formats. - Skilla to framing and live editing programs on display at the television studio.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Fundamentals of direction main questions in TV news programs and magazines. - Procedures for directing live TV shows. Mise-in-scene and framing of studio TV programs. - Audiovisual production workshop: realization handling practices cameras and video equipment technicians, editing and sound. - Brief introduction to technology issues as sound set, management video servers playlists, CCU, video mixing, use of character generators and electronic pointers-autocues. PROGRAM Topic I. The director and his team Topic II. Daily news formats in multicamera Topic III. Keys to content multicamera Topic IV. The study and technology Topic V. multicameraTechniques Topic VI. Monitoring and routines Topic VII. Postproduction and production-direction
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures (1,5 ECTS) - Practical classes. Preproduction and production of case studies (2 ECTS) - Student work: Supervised study of theoretical and practical content and teaching materials (0.5 ECTS) Individual practices and pre-group practices (2 ECTS) Each student will carry out a practical mounting individually. As part of small groups, an activity that includes preproduction, shooting and editing. In groups it shall be exercised in making techniques on set. Forming part of great teams participate in two practices on preparedness and recordings of various multicamera programs. This subject has recognized experimentality, and has seven additional hours in audiovisual laboratory workshops. The Workshops propose the resolution of real program projects under study, which are carried out with techniques and circumstances that simulate those of live television production. All the necessary operations to take them to the screen are also learned.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • CASTILLO, JOSÉ MARÍA. Televisión y lenguaje audiovisual. IORTV. 2009
  • JURGENSON, ALBERT, BRUNET, SOPHIE. La práctica del montaje. Gedisa.
  • MACKENDRICK, Alexander. "On Film Making. Manual de escritura y realización cinematográfica". Jaguar. 2013
  • MILLERSON, GERALD. Técnicas de realización y producción en televisión. IORTV.
  • OWENS, JIM. Television Sports Production. Focal Press.
  • WARD, PETER. Composición de la imagen en cine y televisión. IORTV.
Additional Bibliography
  • BERMINGHAM, ALAN. Iluminación de localizaciones para televisión. IORTV, Madrid..
  • CHION, MICHEL.. El sonido.. Paidós, Barcelona..
  • MILLERSON, GERALD; OWENS, JIM. Video Production Handbook. Focal Press.
  • REA, PETER, W. E IRVING, DAVID K.. Producción y dirección de cortometrajes y vídeos.. IORTV, Madrid..
  • REISZ, KAREL.. Técnica del montaje cinematográfico.. Taurus, Madrid..
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