UC Documentary Film Directing
Focus on Storytelling
Instructors and Mentors in Film Exercises: Tamás Almási, Attila Kékesi, Dorottya Zurbó, Gábor Ferenczi, Zsigmond Gábor Papp
Consultants: Gábor Balázs, Tamás Kollányi, Levente Papp
The aim of this curricular unit is to foster students’ abilities to find their own ways to shape the infinite fabric of reality into strong stories.
The story in documentary films is built from elements of reality that includes the characters, the dramaturgy, the structure, the compressed storytelling, the focus and the rhythm.
In the framework of this course students will make individual films that should emphasize storytelling premises and be grounded in the knowledge acquired during the semester about different filmmaking methods and approaches.
Throughout the development and production of the practical tasks their filmmaking tools will be enriched step by step in order for students to be able to create complex film art pieces drawing from the elements of reality by using their own, individual tone and style.