Checking date: 06/07/2021


Course: 2022/2023

Character development
(12320)
Study: Master in Film and Television (290)
EPH


Coordinating teacher: GALAN FAJARDO, HELENA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

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Objectives
-To possess and understand key knowledge to be able to be original in the development and application of ideas, often within a research context. -Capacity to apply knowledge and solve problems in new environments within wider contexts (or multidisciplinary) related to the area of study. -Capacity to integrate knowledge and confront the complexity of judgments taking limited or incomplete information as a point of departure, including reflections on social and ethical responsibilities, linked to the acquisition of knowledge and judgment. -Capacity to express knowledge, convey reasoning and reach conclusions to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear, unambiguous fashion. -Screenplay development including executive production. -Direct and translation of screenplays into film and television images. -Identify the roles and human resources relations within the context of audiovisual productions. -Identify, select and develop proposals for film and television projects. -Create and explain audiovisual projects in pitching sessions. -Knowledge of the key tools of screenwriting for the development of film and television fiction. -Plan screenplays and mise-en-scene: basic notions on directing actors. -Plan and organize shooting plans. -Supervise and manage the postproduction and finalization processes.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE CONCEPT OF CHARACTER AND THE CHARACTERIZATION PROCESS 2. FICTIONAL WORLDS AND TYPES OF CHARACTERS 3. DIALGOUE AS A CHARACTERIZATION TOOL 4. COMEDY CHARACTERS I: CONSTRUCTION 5. COMEDY CHARACTERS II: TONE AND ARC OF TRANSFORMATION 6. DRAMA CHARACTERS I: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS AND ARCHETYPE 7. DARMA CHARACTERS II: HISTORICAL FICTION CHARACTERS
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Chion, M.. Cómo se escribe un guión. Cátedra. 1997
  • Egri, L.. The art of dramatic writing. Its basis in the creative interpretation of human movies. Touchstone Book. 1946
  • Field, S.. El manual del guionista. Ejercicios e instrucciones para escribir un buen guion paso a paso. Plot Ediciones. 1984
  • Galán Fajardo, Elena y Herrero, Begoña. El guion de ficción en televisión. Síntesis. 2011
  • Rodríguez de Fonseca, Javier y Serrano Jiménez, Raúl. Creación de personajes para series. Instituto RTVE. 2016
  • Sacks, Mike. Poking a dead frog: conversations with 21 top comedy writers; And here´s the kicker. Penguin books. 2014
  • Voorhaus, John. Cómo orquestar un comedia. Alba. 2013
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Carl G. Jung. El hombre y sus símbolos. Paidós Ibérica. 1995
  • Christopher Vogler . El viaje del escritor. Ma Non Troppo. 2002
  • Gubern, Roman. Máscaras de la ficción. Anagrama . 2002
  • Seger, Linda. Cómo crear personajes inolvidables. Paidós. 2000
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