Film and TV Directing

 

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing (Specialist)

  Qualification: film director (by specializations)

  Specializations:

Director of Fiction Film and TV Film, Educator

Director of Non-Fiction Film and TV Film, Educator

Director of Animation and Computer Graphics

Director of TV Programmes

Director of Multimedia

The Director of Fiction Film and TV Film, Educator 

The most advanced technologies and visual innovations will not replace the main person on the stage - the director. Students acquire their professional skills to create their own film and video works based on the original screenplays or other literary works. This training offers students to develop directing skills to guide Actors, Cameraman, Art Director, Composer, Sound Engineer and other members of a creative crew.

Training process allows students to design their own shooting works and it creates environment for personal development and professional growth. Best students’ works take part in variety of festivals and competitions.

Each year, students take internships at the Lenfilm studio and various TV channels, during which they receive the necessary training for work.

Majority of teachers at the Department are working cinematographers creating successfully films of various genres. Prominent Cinematography workers are involved in education process at the Department. They are Konstantin Lopushansky, People’s Artist of Russia; Victor Buturlin and Sergey Ovcharov, Honoured Art Workers and many others.

Each year, the University shoots about a hundred short-length films, ranging from educational and creative film works to professional films.

Every year the works of our students and graduates become laureates of more than fifty domestic and foreign festivals. For example, Georgy Porotov's film “Family Offline” (2016) became the film of the opening of the international festival in Cottbus (Germany), won the main prize of the festival in Kazakhstan and took part in the Beijing International Student Film Festival.

 

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Fiction Film and TV Film, Educator

Basic part:

Basic Foreign language; Professional Foreign Language;Russian Language and Speech Standards; History; Philosophy; Economics; Science of Law and Copyright in Media Industry; Basics of state cultural policy in Russian Federation; History of Foreign Literature; History of Modern Foreign Literature; History of Russian Literature;History of Modern Russian Literature;History of Foreign Cinematography; History of National Cinematography;History of Russian and Foreign Fine Art; Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Informaion systems and Technologies; Psychology; Psychology of Art; Methods of teaching professional subjects; Fiction film Directing; Work on staging project; Theory and Practice of editing; Director's work with actor and non-actor on the film stage; Film Sound Solution; Film Artist Art; Сostume in film production; Film drama and screenwriting; Modern montage programs; Actor's Art; Scenic speech.

Variant part:

TV Film Directing; Non-Fiction Fim Directing; Make-up and postiche  in film production; Basics of film production; Film Analysis; Present-day Video Technology and Digital Technologies.

Electives:  Cinema special effects, Basics of multimedia, Festival distribution of audiovisual works, Postproduction, Producing in the media industry, Foreign film business and foreign co-production, Music in the cinema; History and theory of music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Director of Non-Fiction Film and TV film, Educator

Students of this specialization gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in creating cinema and television films of non-fiction genres. These are popular science films, social pictures, films about animals and travel.

In the process of learning, students complete a full course of both special and general educational disciplines. They get the skills to create the literary basis of the future film, apply knowledge when shooting, editing and sounding, they are taking a course in the history and theory of non-game cinema. At each course, they shoot educational and coursework of various genres.

The curriculum includes the subject of “The work of the director with the actor”, which is necessary for the creation of pseudodocumentary films. Particular attention is devoted to working with film and television archives, necessary when creating documentaries.

The heads of the workshops are actively functioning directors, participants and winners of domestic and foreign festivals.
Graduates of this specialty are widely in demand, as the number of non-fiction films launched into production is growing.

The works of our students participate in a wide range of festivals, both domestic and international. For example, Anastasia Novikova’s film Talk (2014) won the main prize of the Madrid International Festival.

Students often attend international events in search of material for their films. In 2014, many students went to Sochi to make films about the Olympic Games.

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Non-Fiction Film and TV Film, Educator

Basic part:

Basic Professional Foreign language; Professional Foreign Language; Russian Language and Speech Standards; History; Philosophy; Economics; Science of Law and Copyright in Media Industry; Basics of state cultural policy in Russian Federation; History of Foreign Literature; History of Modern Foreign Literature; History of Russian Literature;History of Modern Russian Literature;History of Foreign Cinematography; History of National Cinematography;History of Fine Art; Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Informaion systems and Technologies; Psychology; Psychology of Art; Methods of teaching professional subjects; Ethnogenesis and the biosphere of the Earth; Non-Fiction film Directing; Work on staging project; Theory and Practice of editing; Film Sound Solution; Visual Film Solution; Film Artist Art; Cameraman Art; Сostume in film production; Film drama and screenwriting; Modern montage programs; Actor's Art; Scenic speech; Work with movies and TV archives; Theory of Non-Fiction Film.

Variant part:  Basics of Animation and Computer Graphics; Journalism; TV Art.

Electives: Cinema special effects, Basics of multimedia, Festival distribution of audiovisual works, Postproduction, Producing in the media industry, Foreign film business and foreign co-production, Music in the cinema; History and theory of music.

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

The Director of Animation and Computer Graphics Specialization

Students of this specialization obtain knowledge and skills to create animated films of their own design based on the original screenplay or literary works applying a wide range of computer and animated technologies.

The Animation and Multimedia Department provides training for Directors of Animation and Computer Graphics, perspective animated film creators, Multimedia Directors who are in demand in the Media service market nowadays.

Students specialized in Directing of Animation and Computer Graphics learn how to work in a crew with Production Designers, Cameramen, Animator Artists, Computer Graphics Designers, Composer, Sound Engineers and other members of the creative group.

Graduates of the Directors of Animation and Computer Graphics specialization could perform creative activity in the Animated and Computer Films and Television area as well as to do organizational activity in this sphere. Graduated could work in Studios of Animation, Documentary, to participate in Russian and international Art Projects.

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Animation and Computer Graphics Specialization

Directing of Non-Fiction Film, Editing Theory and Practice; Actor’s Art; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); History and Theory of Non-Fiction Film; Basis of Animation and Computer Graphics; Seminar of Modern Non-Fiction Film; Speech Standards and Elocution; Journalism; Photo Composition; Basis of Multicamerate Filming Directing; Video Clip, Advertising; Computer Editing; Film Production; Cinematography Equipment  Technology.

Electives: Science Fiction Film and Educational Film; Multimedia; Film Analyses; Producer Business.

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

The Director of Multimedia Specialization

Students would aim at this Specialization, if they want to be professionals in creating various Multimedia works, whether it is a computer game based on a story, or an interactive, documentary or animated film in the Internet, or a story presented with means virtual and augmented reality.

The Multimedia Directors of a new generation contribute to success of the digital Media Industry development nowadays. Because they understand specific of the digital environment, gain methods of creation of audio-visual products, and able to apply the latest technologies in their work.

The educational programme, based on established traditions of training of Directors in Audio-Visual Arts, targets mostly at development of artistic thinking and creative skills of students who produce interactive works in future. And equipment and technology of modern times are considered to be the integral part of audio-visual creativity to implement the author’s concept.

Students, fulfilling the general Directing course of study, must learn expressiveness of modern computer art and obtain skills to work with computer programmes and to study computer graphics and audio-visual effects in film, telefilms, computer games.

Graduates gain specific skills and knowledge to create interactive Multimedia works and computer games, participate in current projects of film-, tele-, Multimedia studios in Saint-Petersburg (RWS, Creat Studio Inc,. Lest, Nival Network, etc.)

Students are supposed to participate in different international conferences, festivals and workshops during their study, as the Department cooperates with leading educational and research centres: CNAM-ENJMIN (France), MEDIA LAB (Finland),  Eszterkhazi Karoy Insitute (Hungary), and participates in the Digital Media International Student Exchange Programme.

 Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Multimedia Specialization            

Editing Theory and Practice; Cinematography Equipment and Technology; Actor’s Art; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); Multimedia Directing; Interactive Media Directing, Basis of Interactive Media Dramaturgy; Basis of Drawing; Basis of Painting; Digital Media Theory and History; Multimedia Work Graphic Solution; Computer Graphics and Animation; Media Production Technique and Technology; Computer Music Technologies; Digital Image Postproduction; Multimedia Sound Design.

Electives: Game Design Theory and Practice; Interactive Project Creation

Extracurricular: Web-design Theory and Practice; Interactive Advertising.

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

The Director of TV Programmes Specialization

Students of the Director of TV Programmes, Pedagogist Specialization obtain skills to create television programmes of various themes and genres for live air or recorded broadcasting as well as direct broadcasting on location or interior.

This specialist is also a creator of news, documentary, staged reports for TV programme of any kind as well as of music clips, commercials, Multimedia programme.

The Television and Journalism Department, headed by Alexander Krivonos, an experienced Director of Leningrad-Petersburg Television and Laureate of State Prize, explores and studies television. He guides famous television directors, TV reporters and chief directors of TV studios.

Students perform and film different TV programmes, talk-shows where famous people invited to participate in the TV studio of the Department during their educational process.

The TV Programme Director can fulfill tasks of Editing Director of any TV report or programme including TV films; Director of live or recorded broadcasting with multicamera filming method; Journalist and Anchor Person during interviews and reports filming in a small creative crew.

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of TV Programmes Specialization

TV Director’s Art; Editing Theory and Practice; Actor’s Art;  Cinematography Equipment and Technology; Work on TV Works of Different Genres in Creative Studios; Director’s Interaction with Actors and Non-Actors; Speech Standards and Elocution; TV Journalism; Basis of Mulricamera Filming; TV Production Equipment and Technology; Basis of Cinematography Art (Basis of Film Dramaturgy; Basis of Film Sound Solutions; Basis of Film Graphic Solutions; Basis of Camerawork Art); Film Production; Dramaturgy and Scriptwriting; Journalism.

Electives: Video Clip and Advertising Directing; Multimedia; Producer Business; Film Analysis; Computer Graphics and Combined Shooting; Present-day Musical Culture.