Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
approximate amount of contact lessons
lecturer of 2018/2019 Spring semester
Lili Pilt (inglise keel)
lecturer of 2019/2020 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
The purpose of this course is to provide students the knowledge of theory, concepts and crucial principles of the independent filmmaking from finding the right idea up to the international marketing.
Brief description of the course
The course is designed to teach students the essentials of the independent filmmaking. It focuses on the creation of a film targeting an international market.
The course is built around the whole filmmaking process and it introduces the creative and business aspects of the film production throw the main stages of it. Students acquire the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and cruisal questions of this process. The practical assignments will give an experience how to develop an idea and story together with some fundamental knowledge of drawing up strategies for production.
different written assignments during the course. Every student is also the member of at least one team production.
Learning outcomes in the course
Students have acquired the theory and concepts of the independent filmmaking from finding an idea up to marketing and have the knowledge how to create a film project targeting an international market
The home assignments, assessment of the short film, the test.
„A“ - outstanding and exceptionally thorough achievement of the learning outcomes, characterized by the knowledge and capacity to use the acquired on exceptionally high level. An outstanding level of acquired theoretical knowledge and creative assignments.
„B“ - achievement of learning outcomes on a very good level, characterized by omitting knowledge without any principal mistakes. Very good level of acquired theoretical knowledge and creative assignments.
„C“ - achievement of learning outcomes on a good level, capacity to use knowledge purposefully. Minor flaws and inconsistencies appear in more specific and detailed knowledge. Good level of acquired theoretical knowledge and creative assignments.
„D“ - level of achieving the learning outcomes is sufficient. A degree of shortage in knowledge is noted. Satisfactory level of acquired theoretical knowledge and creative assignments.
„E“ - meeting the learning outcomes on a minimum level, capacity to use knowledge in limited ways. Notable shortage in knowledge and in confidence is noted.
Weak level of acquired theoretical knowledge and creative assignments.
„F“ - student has acquired knowledge on a level lower than required.
The course is a prerequisite
Producing with Passion. Making Films That Change the World by Dorothy Fadiman and Tony Levelle (Michael Wiese Productions)
The Fine Art of Co-Producing: A Media Business School Publication by Per Neumann, Charlotte Appelgren, Jennifer Green (Madrid: Media Business School)
The Complete Film Production Handbook by Eve Light Honthaner (Focal Press)
Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos by Alan Rosenthal, Ned Eckhardt (Southern Illinois University Press)
Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen by Sheila Curran Bernard (Focal Press)
The course can not be replaced by the literature.