Mar 28, 2009 12:00 AM - May 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Study Film in Prague… now in New York City!
FAMU at the Czech Center New York, Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, NYC
Study Film in
FAMU at the
Bohemian National Hall
Located in the heart of
Though the notoriously difficult (but beautiful) Czech language is the traditional language of instruction, FAMU also conducts international programs in English that offer intensive production courses such as its two-semester Academy Program, exchange programs with top US universities, and now, its newly opened MFA program in English: Cinema and Digital Media.
Recently, FAMU has started branching beyond its Czech borders, conducting intensive, short-term workshops in locations like
Now, in cooperation with the
Instruction in this series will be based on traditional FAMU methods, offering lectures, analysis, discussion, and personal interactions, all with an eye toward the practical aspects of the filmmaking art. While the courses will be primarily lecture orientated, participants will also be encouraged to bring in their own work, and upon request the FAMU mentors will be available for individual consultations.
This seminar series makes for a great start for all who wish to explore plans to study filmmaking.
March 28-29 (From 2 - 6pm)
Screenwriting for the short form
Utilizing classical European dramaturgy, this session will include lectures and analysis regarding the structures, styles and impact of the short narrative form, followed by traditional script-writing exercises from FAMU’s Department of Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy.
Topics in Cinematography
This session explores the cinematographer's role in the process of filmmaking in pre-production, production and post-production, covering "the tools of film language" as exercised by the cinematographer, and examining the elements of the cinematographic image that influence and impact the viewer. Also presented will be the influence of exposure manipulation and post-production technologies, exploring the idea of "correct exposure" regarding the aesthetic image of the film.
April 18-19 Cancelled
Directing Analysis: Methods, Styles, and Approaches to European Cinema
Practical Tools of Movie Directing
This directing session will explore the way in which experienced directors approach some of the most common narrative filmmaking situations: for example introducing the main character, conceiving the first and the last shot in the film, building suspense, and blocking complex dialog scenes. Rather than providing a formula on how to direct standard scenes, these lectures will aim to reveal the richness of film language, and examine the fundamental connections between individual filmmaking techniques and their films’ main subjects and the thematic cores.
History of Czech Cinema: In Transition and Today
This session will introduce crucial moments and personalities of Czech Cinema and focus on the contemporary film industry in the
Each session is four hours per day plus two hours for individual consultations with participants.
450,00 USD for five-week course, or 120,00 USD per session
15 percent student discount, and 50 percent refund for those who later enroll at FAMU, application fees to FAMU International waived for all participants.
There are limited places in the workshop, so don’t hesitate and apply now.
About participating FAMU faculties:
After gaining her BA in Comparative literature and Oriental studies, Jasmina Blazevic moved to the Czech Republic to study at FAMU‘s
Directing Department, where her student films gain many awards at various film festivals. After her studies, she started making mainly documentary films on various issues, but especially on topics from South-east Asia. Since 2000 she is teaching film directing at FAMU.
Film historian, critic, and curator. Graduated from
A professional filmmaker since the mid-seventies, Michael Gahut works as a Director of Photography on feature films, TV dramas, and documentaries, and also as a Director and Cinematographer for TV commercials. A FAMU graduate, Michael Gahut has been a professor at the school since the eighties, and in recent years has served as mentor and course director for FAMU exchange programs from NYU and
Dean of FAMU since 2008, former Chair of FAMU International (2003-2008), and screenwriting instructor since 1996. A graduate of FAMU and
Screenwriter and director of feature films, documentaries, and
animation films. He acted in two films of Jan Svankmejer. Before his studies, he established the independent film group Bulsitfilm in 1983 together with cinematographer Roman Vcelak, where he shot twelve shorts and one medium-length film, which received many awards and were well-received among critics. After graduating from the FAMU Directing Department, Pavel Marek has shot more than thirty documentaries, a fiction feature film, and wrote scripts for puppet animation films. A FAMU professor since 2002, he teaches scriptwriting and directing for both Czech and international students, including students from
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From: Mar 28, 2009 12:00 AM
To: May 3, 2009 12:00 AM