Curriculum | Semester V | BA (Journalism & Mass Communication)


 

Subject: Film Studies

CURRICULUM

S. No. Topics Learning Objectives (At the end of the session the student should be able to) Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time
1. Language of cinema

 

To learn the Grammar of Cinema, concepts of video editing and Importance of Sound.

 

To cover the Continuity: space & time, Different screen elements & Mes-en-scene, Continuous action, compression & expansion of time and concepts of editing Dimensions of Sound: onscreen & off-screen, sync and non-sync, sound effects, and silence, dialogues, ambient sound, background score & musical tracks. 1.  Didactic lecture through Film screening and Power Point Presentation. 10 hours
2. Stages of Film Production To learn about the Film Production.

 

To cover the Development stage, Pre-production, Production,

Post Production,

Distribution

Promotion & Release.

1. Didactic lecture through PowerPoint Presentation, Film Screening and Discussion. 8 hours
3. Scriptwriting To learn about the execution of an Idea and screenplay writing. To cover the Screenwriter’s Mind, Approaching Screenwriting as a Craft, Breaking down the Elements of a Story, Unpacking an Idea, Narrative Composition: 3 plot structure, Characterization & Dramatic Structure, Scriptwriting formats, Step outline & shot break down, Screen Play, Storyboarding & shooting script, Script selection, Writing a proposal. 1.    Didactic lecture through Film screening, Power Point Presentation and Discussion. 10 hours
4. Production To learn the role of key personals in Cinema. To cover the Key members of film production unit,

Role of producer & director,

Role of production manager,

Budgeting & budgeting formats,

Scheduling & Reece,

Casting and source of casting.

1. Didactic lecture through Film screening and Power Point Presentation. 8 hours
5. Film Theories To learn about the Film theories and Genres. To cover the Early experiments & magic lantern,

Narrative and non-narrative,

Film Genres,

French New wave & Italian neo-realism,

Early Indian cinema & golden era,

Evolution of documentary films,

Case study of famous movies.

1. Didactic lecture through Power Point Presentation and Film Screening. 8 Hours

 

References

  1. Nichols, Bill, Movies and Methods V1
  2. Nichols, Bill, Movies and Methods V2
  3. Bordwell, K. Thomson, Film Art: An Introduction
  4. Sen, Geeti, Ima, M.S.S. ge and imagination,
  5. Denzin, K Norman, The Cinematic Society
  6. Pandian , M.S.S, The Image trap
  7. Arlen J Michael, The Camera Age
  8. Kabir, Munni Nasreen, Gurudutt
  9. Maitra, Prabodh, 100 Years of Cinema

 



Subject: Advanced Television Production

CURRICULUM

S. No. Topics Learning Objectives (At the end of the session the student should be able to) Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time
1. Lighting Techniques

 

To learn about the proper technics of Light. (Studio or outside setup) To cover the Importance of lighting in television production. Basics of lighting techniques: three point lighting, Lighting equipment and their usage, use of filters and reflectors. 2.  Didactic lecture through Power Point Presentation, screening of programs and discussion.  

 

 

10 hours

2. Sound Recording Techniques

 

To learn about the importance of sound in programs. To cover the Ambient sound, narration, dialogue and voice over. Types of microphones and their uses, Operation of audio-visual mixers for recording and editing. 2. Didactic lecture through Power Point Presentation and practical.  

 

10 Hours

3. Video Editing

 

To learn about techniques of Video Editing. To cover the Principles of video editing, Linear and nonlinear editing, Continuity and non-continuity editing, Conceptualization through post-production, Video editing techniques: cut, mix, wipe, fade in/out and dissolve, Use of cut-away and cut-ins, Teasers, Promo and Montage, Sequencing and editing news packages, Digital effects and post-production. 2.    Didactic lecture through Power Point Presentation and practicals. 10 hours
4. Television Anchoring Skills

 

To learn about TV anchoring and skill for broadcasting. To cover the

voice broadcast skills, pronunciation, flow, modulation, body gesturing, Facing a camera, Eye contact, Anchoring chat shows, Makeup: importance of makeup and dressing sense for TV anchoring.

2. Didactic lecture through Power Point Presentation and analysis of programs, discussion. 10 Hours
5. Television News Reading and Presentation

 

To learn about the presentation skill in Television Programme. To cover the news presentation, News Analysis, Panel Discussion, Talk Show, Studio and field interviews, PTC, Use of teleprompter, Handling live and recorded bulletins. 2. Didactic lecture through Power Point Presentation, practical, programme analysis. 10 Hours

 

Suggested Readings:

  1. Kenny, Robert F.; Teaching TV Production in a Digital World; Library Unlimited Publications
  2. Lezzi, Frank; Understanding TV Production; Prentice Hall of India
  3. Bettinger, Hoyland; Television Techniques; Harper and Brothers Publisher
  4. Belavadi, Vasuki; Video Production; Oxford University Press
  5. Tyrell, Robert; The Work of a TV Journalist; Focal Press
  6. Scannell, Paddy; Radio, TV & Modern Life; Blackwell Publication
  7. Craft, John; Leigh, Frederic A.; Godfrey, Donald G.; Electronic Media; Wordsworth Thomson Learning