Photography BA (A), Narrative Forms in Media, 7,5 credits
Subject/Main field: Fotografi
Cycle: First cycle
Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Media and Communication Science
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Date of change: 6/28/2013
Version valid from: 7/1/2013
This course is aimed to introduce students to the ground fundamentals of storytelling through mediated devices. Drawing on examples from filmic, televised and other common narrative mediums the course will focus on and illustrate the various storytelling elements that are involved.
After passing the course students will:
- be able to describe the fundamental grammar used within TV & Film production
- be able to practically applicate storytelling techniques employed through media
- be able to describe the process of taking an idea from word to image
- show basic video production skills
- be able to do a simple analys of narrative conventions in TV and film
The course deals with:
Introduction to TV and Film grammar.
Creative writing skills, plot-structure and narrative development.
Transference from script to screen.
Storyboard and pre-production skill-building.
Rhetoric of the image
Representations through sound.
Selection rules and procedures
The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.
The course will include lectures, seminars and practical assignments.
The final grade would be awarded through an assessment of three assignments.
Assessment criteria for this subject can be found on www.miun.se/betygskriterier.
The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.
Abrams, Bell et al, Mainstream and Alternative Film Form - in Studying Film
Comment: Chapter 8
Abrams, Bell et al, The Language of Film - in Studying Film
Comment: Chapter 6
Bordwell and Thompson, The Relation of Shot to Shot Editing - in Film Art
Comment: Chapter 8
Marcie Begleiter, Storyboards in Pre-Production – in From Word to Image
Comment: Chapter 2
Sherri Sheridan, Creating Original Characters, Themes and Visual Metaphors - in Developing digital short films
Comment: Chapter 1
John Alton, Painting With Light
Joseph V. Mascelli, The 5 C's of Cinematography
Marie-Laure Ryan, Narrative Across Media
Mark Meadows, Pause and Effect, The Art of Interactive Narrative
Paul Wheeler, Practical Cinematography
Robert Rodriguez, Rebel Without a Crew