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, Educator

Director of Multimedia, Educator

Director of TV films and TV programmes, Educator

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.

Variative 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. These films became winners and laureates of such festivals as "Student TEFI", "Window to Europe" and "Flahertiana".

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.

Variative 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, Educator

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.

In the process of creating an animated film, the directors of animation and computer graphics unite and direct the creative work of the art director, cinematographer, animators, computer graphic artists, composer, sound producer and other members of the creative team.

During their studies, students have the opportunity to develop their own style. They will work with classic animation, 3D animation, stop-motion technique and experiment with motion capture technologies.

The heads of creative workshops are experienced directors, masters in the field of computer graphics. Our masters worked on such projects as Smeshariki, Luntik, Barboskiny and many others. Graduates can work at animation studios, documentary film studios, participate in Russian and international creative projects, and create special effects for film and television. Animated films of students and graduates of our institute annually participate in a variety of domestic and foreign festivals. Each year, our students enter the program of the largest animation festival in Russia - the Open Russian Animation Festival, held in Suzdal, where they have the opportunity to receive comments from such animation masters as Yuri Norstein, Mikhail Aldashin, Mikhail Tumelya, etc.

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Animation and Computer Graphics, Educator

Basic part: Basic professional foreign language; Foreign language in the professional field; Russian language and culture of speech; Story; Philosophy; Economy; Fundamentals of jurisprudence and copyright in the media industry; Basics of the state cultural policy of the Russian Federation; History of foreign literature; The history of modern foreign literature; History of Russian literature; The history of modern domestic literature; History and theory of cinema; Art history; Basics of scripting; Information systems and technologies; Psychology; Psychology of creativity; Methods of teaching professional subjects; The direction of the animated film; Work on an intermediate project; Theory and practice of editing; Animation (multi-motion); Sound film solution; The solution is thin animation film; Operator skill; Theory and practice of computer graphics.

Variative part: Dramatic animation film; 3D animation.
Electives: Plastic Education, Actor's Mastery; 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 Multimedia, Educator

   Our University trains rare multimedia directing specialists. This specialization is for those who want to link their professional activities with the creation of a variety of multimedia works, be it a computer game developed on the basis of history, an interactive, documentary or animated film on the Internet, or a story told through virtual or augmented reality. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the new generation of directors who understand the specifics of the digital environment, who are familiar with the methods of creating an interactive audiovisual product and are able to apply the latest technologies in their work, and ensure the success of the rapidly developing digital media industry today.

The faculty is equipped with modern equipment for creating digital media, 2D and 3D animation, creating visual effects. Students are taught by experienced teachers and specialists in the field of multimedia and audiovisual arts.
The objects of professional activity of graduates in this specialization will be computer and video games, web projects, interactive game and documentary films, interactive animation, multimedia advertising, visual effects for cinema, television and computer games.

The main focus of the educational program of educating the director in the audiovisual arts is to develop artistic thinking and the creative skills of future creators of interactive works. At the same time, modern equipment and technologies are considered as important components of audiovisual creativity, serving the most complete implementation of the author's concept.

Along with the training course of film and television directing, an essential condition for students of this specialization is mastering the expressive possibilities of modern computer art, mastering the skills of working in computer programs. Much attention is paid to training in the field of computer graphics and visual effects in movies, television films, as well as computer games using the latest technology.

Graduates acquire the skills of mastering the specifics of creating interactive multimedia works and computer games, participate in existing projects of film, television, multimedia studios in St. Petersburg (Creat Studio Inc., Lesta, Nival Network, Phantomery, etc.).

Students participate in various international conferences, festivals and workshops; cooperation was organized with leading educational and research centers - CNAM-ENJMIN (France), Media Lab (Finland), Estergazy Karoli College (Hungary), student exchange in the framework of the International Student Exchange Program Digital Media.

Graduates adequately represent the faculty with achievements in professional activity. Among them - IWAIT4 computer games studio head, IndeePop Games leading game developers and TallMouse Games studio, RWS leading computer graphics and digital technology expert, i-Free creative director.

 Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of Multimedia, Educator           

Basic part: Basic professional foreign language; Foreign language in the professional field; Russian language
 and culture of speech; Story; Philosophy; Economy; Fundamentals of jurisprudence and copyright in the media industry; Basics of the state cultural policy of the Russian Federation; History of foreign literature; History of Russian literature; History of foreign cinema; History of domestic cinema; History of art; Basics of screenwriting; Information systems and technologies; Psychology; Psychology of creativity; Methods of teaching professional subjects; Directing multimedia; Work on a staging project; Theory and practice of editing; Directing interactive media and advertising; Sound solution of television films and programs; Sound solution of television films and programs; Artistic solution of television films and multimedia project; Basics of painting and drawing; Basics of drama and interactive media; Camera Art; Theory and history of digital media; Technique and technology of media production; Computer graphics and animation; Actor's Art.

Variative part: Computer and music technology; Digital postproduction images; Basics of programming.

Electives: Producing in the media industry, Foreign film business and foreign co-production; Theory and game design practice, Creating an interactive project.

 

55.05.01 Film and TV Directing

The Director of TV Films and TV Programmes, Educator

Qualification: Director

The specialization “Director of television films, television programs; educator” is fascinating, interesting and in demand in the modern labor market.

Graduates of the Department of Television, who received a diploma in this specialization, successfully work on leading television channels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian regions, film and video studios, in production centers, companies engaged in the production of advertising, public relations (PR), in various educational institutions, teaching disciplines in film, television, video.

A wide range of professional and general education disciplines, the creation of educational television programs, films on educational television and video studios, internships and internships in professional film, television studios and video studios allow successful students to acquire valuable knowledge and creative experience to work in film director, video, television positions, the Internet, the director of editing, the director of the clip and advertising, the television reporter, the host of the air, the writer of cinema and television, the TV journalist, the editor, the creative producer.

Students and graduates of the Television Department are laureates and winners of such successful film and TV awards as the Student Taffy, the Russian festival of student and debut films St. Anna, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television's International Festival "PiterKIT", professional Russian and international film and television festivals. 

The Television Department is one of the oldest creative departments of the university. It employs prominent film and television figures who have made a significant contribution to the development of screen arts. These are laureates of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, professors E. G. Plugatyrev, A. P. Krivonos, doctor of art history, professor V. F. Poznin, laureates of international and Russian cinema and television awards, associate professors G. M. Nechaev, V. G. Nechaev , P. Ya. Soldatenkov, V. Yu. Obogrelov, A. V. Dranitsina, winner of international and Russian film awards, Candidate of Art Criticism, director of artistic and documentary films S. V. Potemkin.

The head of the department is the winner of the GRAND-PRI “The Best Journalist of St. Petersburg 2002”, a 5-time winner of the “Golden Pen”, a well-known television journalist who created the local NTV broadcasting in St. Petersburg, the head of the TV channels 100TV and “78”, the Internet channel “Piter.TV” , now the general director of the “47 channel” (“Leningrad regional television”) Andrei Radin.

Students of the department have the opportunity to attend master classes of eminent and renowned masters of screen arts, such as directors Krzysztof Zanussi, Nikita Mikhalkov, Alexander Sokurov, Vladimir Khotinenko, Viktor Merezhko, actors Sergey Bezrukov, Leonid Mozgovoy, Svetlana Kryuchkov, Leonid Parfenov’s television stars, Kirilla Nabutov , Catherine Dodzinoy and others. The best students are sent to internship in leading Russian and foreign film and television studios, creative universities.

Curriculum Disciplines for the Director of TV Films and TV Programmes, Educator

Basic part: Basic professional foreign language; Foreign language in the professional field; Russian language and culture of speech; Story; Philosophy; Economy; Fundamentals of jurisprudence and copyright in the media industry; Basics of the state cultural policy of the Russian Federation; History of foreign literature; The history of modern foreign literature; History of Russian literature; The history of modern domestic literature; The history of foreign cinema; The history of domestic cinema; The history of art; Basics of screenwriting; Information systems and technologies; Psychology; Psychology of creativity; Methods of teaching professional subjects; Mastery Television Director; Work on a staging project; Theory and practice of editing; Directing a television film; Creation of works of various trolleys; The work of the director with an actor and not an actor; The sound solution of television films and programs; The artistic decision of television films and programs; Film drama and screenwriting on television; Cameraman's skill; Technique and technology of television production; Actor's Art.

Variative part: Directing of a multi-camera shooting; Basics of television journalism; History of television.

Electives: Directing of a clip and advertising; Directing of advertising; Internet technologies in the activities of the director, Basics of multimedia; Producing in the media industry, Foreign film business and foreign co-production; Music in the cinema, History and theory of music.