Germany, Weimar

Architecture & Urbanism in Film - Untold Stories of Weimar

when 3 August 2014 - 15 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 550

Experience all the steps involved in producing a short film while learning to use the medium of film to focus on a specific subject and to present architectural phenomena as stories. In contrast to continuous perception, film relies on clips and is synesthetic in image and sound, which prompts you to adjust your view of architecture and urbanism anew. rnrnOn the first day, we will screen a series of films focusing on the theme »Architecture and Urbanism in Film«. The next day, we will take you on a guided City Walk in and around Weimar. Special guest lecturers will provide interesting background information and facts about each place we visit. During the tour you will get a multifaceted view of Weimar and develop a sense for the better- and less-known narratives of the city.rnrnThen, you will prepare your short film. Each team will choose a location, gather an initial body of material about the site by using archival research and interviews, and finally develop a film script. You then have up to three days to shoot your film. Two course leaders and one student assistant will guide you through each stage of the production process. You will receive feedback on any technical and conceptual questions in either individual consultations or group discussions.rnrnPost-production of your film will take place in the second week of the course and consists of reviewing and evaluating the footage, video editing, and authoring a DVD. You will familiarize yourself with and employ different editing techniques in order to find the montage that best speaks to your initial conceptual ideas and the reality of your footage. After working on the rough cut collectively, group members will then split tasks for the last stage of the final cut, such as completing the image edit, working on the respective sound design and mastering, and contributing to the film's DVD, including the design of the title menu, cover and booklet.rnrn

Course leader

Belinda Rukschcio born in Vienna, lives and works in Berlin. Her interest focuses on topics in the realm of social criticism and its interpretation and portrayal in architecture and especially in film. This year, her documentary »PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo

Target group

BA and MA architecture students (BA students in at least the 5th semester) with basic knowledge of editing programs are welcome.rnrnPrevious knowledge:rn- basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cutrn- good knowledge of English (course language)

Course aim

Eventually the course will end with a public screening of all of the short films. Each participant will receive a copy of the DVD that they produced during the workshop.

Credits info

3 ECTS
After successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Fee info

EUR 550: The course fee is 550,-€.
EUR 450: Students and alumni pay the reduced fee of 450,-€.