UC Documentary Film Directing | A
Theory, Methods, Aesthetics and Practice
Instructors: Tony Costa, Raquel Jacinto, João Ribeiro, Daniel Neves, Jorge Amorim, Hedisson Mota, Pedro Marques, Elsa Ferreira, Marco Amaral, Filipe Vale.
The curricular unit is divided in to course modules and elective workshops with the complementary training required for the production of documentary films: namely Cinematography, Location Sound Recording, Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
The workshops, which include individual short exercises, are strictly aimed to demonstrate workflow processes, functioning tools and operative methods relating to the technical equipment and software that students are advised to use in the semester.
The other lessons in the mandatory modules of the DF|A course have a complementary purpose, which is focused mostly on theory, aesthetics and advanced techniques in terms of how to use tools creatively.
These learning steps aim to strengthen the individual skills that are required in the assigned film exercises throughout the semester. In a broader context it aims to familiarise students with the procedures to be carried out by a very small crew in documentary production.