semester programs in filmmaking
Autumn 2021: September 3 - December 17, 2021
Spring 2022: January 7 - May 7, 2022
The semester program at Prague Film School is a highly-intensive, praxis-oriented course with a steep learning curve. The objective of the program is to instruct concrete craft skills through substantial production and course work. By the program's end, students will have developed a certain fluency in both the technical aspects of filmmaking and in film language in general.
semester program review
Students enrolled in the semester program are required to follow courses in each of the core modules of screenwriting, editing, cinematography and directing. Students attend classes in sound, camera-related workshops and two elective courses from a menu of courses listed below. Within the first semester, each student can direct four film productions while working on up to an additional 16 - 20 film sets.
By the end of the course, students will be competent in: shooting with RED, Black Magic cameras; operating and designing with lights ranging from dedos to 4K HMI, editing with AVID Media Composer systems, color grading, applying graphics and animation using Affer Effects, location sound recording and sound post production. Students will have also received training in screenplay structure and dramaturgy, character development, script analysis, visualization, color theory, directing the camera, directing actors and more.
• Editing - 3 credits
Arri & RED Cameras
Aspects of Film Language
Central and East European Cinema
Directing the Camera
Documentary Theory and History
Photography for Cinematography
Screenwriting Feature Film
• Sound (boom, wireless, sound post production)
• Crew protocol
*The semester program at Prague Film School is identical to the first semester of the year program.