Course MD 501 Winter 2010/11


Julien Schmid

" To be or not to be. That's not really a question."
Jean-Luc Godard

Cairo Rhythms – The Chase

Group 1: Wednesday, 12:30pm in C2-209
First appointment: September 29, 2010

Group 2: Wednesday, 04:15pm in C2-209
First appointment: September 29, 2010

The Course "Animation/Video" supports the project "Cairo Rhythms – The Chase" by distributing practical and theoretical basic informations in Cinematic Techniques, Digital Editing and Montage. By examining film excerpts combined with practical exercises students will understand basic cinematic techniques such as mise-en-scène, composition, framing, camera positions and movements, editing, lighting, sound, and colour. The particular emphasis is on acquiring practical competence for directing as well as technical skills to set up, edit and finalize our own video projects using Final Cut Studio Pro.


Date Assignement/Description References Group 1 Group 2
Week 1


"self portrait",

5 shoots, 5 different frame values, 10 seconds each, edited if possible

Week 2


Armed Forces Day
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12 Finishing and Outputting