UC Documentary Film Directing
Focus on Cinematics
Instructors and Mentors in Film Exercises: Margarida Cardoso, Tiago Hespanha, Victor Candeias
The course aims to give students a practical experience of filmmaking through which they learn how to explore the potential of their own artistic ideas in order to create their first documentaries fully produced within the course.
In this curricular unit students will build on the technical and aesthetical lessons in cinematography, sound recording, editing and sound postproduction and will learn fundamental notions, methods and practices of documentary-making, from the research and development stages to shooting material and assembling it in to a coherent film discourse.
This learning experience covers the last two months in the semester, with key classes running parallel to the execution of all steps of development and production of the student’s individual film project for the semester exam. As every phase of the work progresses, students receive personalised mentorship suited to the specifics of their projects’ development and production.