Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
Creativity and Industry
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Cinema And Media Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Monaci Sara ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 SPS/08 80 0 0 0 1
SSD CFU Activities Area context
SPS/08 8 C - Affini o integrative Attività formative affini o integrative
Subject fundamentals
The course is focused on the so called "cinema of reality", in all its contemporary meanings. It is meant to be a historical and practical journey through documentary, with a specific attention to all the different narrative forms that documentary can adopt: from report to cinema verité, from creative to observational documentary, to the contamination of contemporary art (video installation and art film).
The classes will then analyse the possible outcomings of the filmic survey of reality, in its different manners of fruition – multichannel, spatialised, plastic. The course will concentrate on the director/artist work in these different fields and formats, and on the multiple expressive possibilities in observing reality.
Expected learning outcomes
• basics of documentary direction
• storytelling reality between ethics and aestethics
• forms of documentary, from report to video installation
• case studies
• fruition: film festivals, websites, museums and art galleries

• practical and theoretical instruments to analyse documentary fils in different formats and narrative forms
• realisation of a short documentary on a theme chosen between those identified in class
• organisation of a mini-festival
The course has a theorical part, about the grounds of documentary practice and the different forms of documentary language, through the analisis of case studies, and a practical laboratory part to process short documentary films and organise an event.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
For students who attend classes and laboratory, texts will be recommended at the beginning of the course and published on the website.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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