Course: Practice in Broadcasting News

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Course title Practice in Broadcasting News
Course code KAAV/XPBN
Organizational form of instruction Practical studio classes
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Čada Jan, Mgr.
Course content
The course will come true following modules: - Introduction: How to get started, helpful materials and literature - Inspiration: Where stories come from, using personal experiences, ideas from new stories, adaptations: fables and legends - Genre: Identifying the genre: romans, westerns, science fiction, action/adventure, decetive/thriller, epic/historical and others - Setting the scene: How to chose an environment and how to make it work - Plotting: The three act dramatic structure, plot points, climax, resolution, role of subplots - Characters: Common types of characters, character development - Dialogue: Role of dialogue in movie script, Making every word count - Rewriting: Author´s ego and how to be objective, Identifying weaknesses - Formatting: How scripts are formatted - Preparing synopsis, rough draft, final script

Learning activities and teaching methods
Projection (static, dynamic), Practice exercises, Teamwork
  • Term paper - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will get acquainted in practice with the creation of television news. They will try to work in an audiovisual team and in the position of a television reporter. The course is focused on practical training of individual professions in television news. Specifically: cameraman, editor, sound engineer, producer, reporter. A team of students prepares the dramaturgy of a television news program and then puts it into practice in the field within one week. Thanks to the course, students will gain practical skills in creating television news.
The student is able to shoot the assigned tasks independently in all areas and activities of audiovision. Cooperation with other students based on their specialization is recommended.
Mode of completion of the subject - exam.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Analysis of creative works (Music, visual arts, literature)

80% attendance at seminars, necessary consultations. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Literatura se odvíjí od charakteru zadaných prací - seznam literatury viz oborové předměty.

Study plans that include the course
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