PRODUCTION DESIGN

Overview

Cinema, as a kind of ‘Visual Construct’ depends heavily on the ‘Visibly-Believable’ factor to be accepted by the larger audience as a continuously evolving discipline dealing with mass communication through ‘Cinematic Forms’. Now, these cinematic forms also in their turn are likely outcomes of critical aesthetic engagements with prevailing values of the given age in combination with pragmatic financial considerations on the basis of immediate economic condition besides the obvious influences of already created past cinematic forms.

The contribution of Production Design primarily lies in this aspect of Filmmaking, largely by providing the ‘On-screen Visibly-Believable Characteristics’ to the final form of the movie.

In this ‘Semester’, learners will learn in an all-round wholesome manner the role of Production Design in addressing the issue of ‘Visibly-Believable’ in respect to the overall Filmmaking process, so that when they will start working as professionals in the field of Production Design, whenever the need arises, they can directly apply this entire body of learning to the maximum advantage.

Sabyasachi Bose

Sabyasachi Bose
Head of Department

Specialization Structure:

SpecializationCourse CodeProduction Design
5FMAN 1201Production Design Theory I40460
6FMAN 1202Visualization Practical I099270
7FMAN 1203Soundstage Set Project066180
Specialization Total41519510

FMAN 1201: Production Design Theory I

Course Content:

Theory Inputs: 4 Credits

Unit-I: Intro to Production Design as a Filmmaking Discipline
Unit-II: Role of Visualization in PD
Unit-III: Visualization Now
Unit-III: Pre-Visualization
Unit-V: Production Design and ‘VR’

Assessment
There will be two types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 30 Marks
Based on day-to-day participation in class

2. End of Term Assessment – 70 Marks

FMAN 1202: Visualization Practical I

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 9 Credits

Unit-I: Role of Perspective in Visualization
Unit-II: Role of Tonal Contrast in Visualization
Unit-III: Role of Graphic Design Elements in Visualization
Unit-III: Financial Aspect and Visualization
Unit-V: Making Visualizations

Assessment
There will be two types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on day-to-day participation in class

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
On the basis of ‘Monochrome Set Illustration’

FMAN 1203: Soundstage Set Project

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 6 Credits

Unit-I: Making Visualizations
Unit-II: Learning Practical Execution Aspects
Unit-III: Constructing a Soundstage Set
Unit-III: Shooting on the Soundstage Set
Unit-V: Mise-en-Scene Workshop

Assessment
There will be two types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on day-to-day participation in class

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
On the basis of ‘Monochrome Set Visualization’

Semester III
Specialization Structure:

SpecializationCourse CodeProduction Design
3FMAN 1201Production Design Theory II60690
4FMAN 1202Visualization Practical II066180
5FMAN 1203Set on Location Project088240
Specialization Total61420510

Course Content:

Theory Inputs: 6 Credits
Unit I: Intro Session
Unit-II: Set, Location and Total Environment
Unit-III: Exemplary Sets

Assessment
There will be two types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 30 Marks
Class participation on a day to day basis

2. End of Term Assessment – 70 Marks
Written Examination at end of term

FMAN 2102: Visualization Practical II

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 6 Credits
Unit-I: Use of ‘Location as a Design Element’
Unit-II: Producing Set Design
Unit-III: Application of ‘Color as Design Element’
Unit-IV: Visualization Portfolio
Unit-V: Making Visualizations using AutoCAD software

Assessment
There will be three types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in other practical exercises

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
On the basis of ‘Visualization Portfolio’

FMAN 2103: Set on Location Project

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 8 Credits
Unit-I: Script Breakdown
Unit-II: Making Visualizations
Unit-III: Making Budget Pitch
Unit-IV: Creating 3D Models
Unit-V: Constructing a Set on a given Location

Assessment
There will be three types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in other practical exercises

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
On the basis of ‘Visualization Portfolio’

Semester IV
Specialization Structure:

SpecializationCourse CodeProduction Design
3FMAN 2201Production Design Theory III20230
4FMAN 2202Visualization Practical III044180
5FMAN 2203Costume Design Workshop02260
6FMAN 2203Make Up and Prosthetics Workshop02260
7FMAN 2203Final Film01010300
Specialization Total61420510

FMAN 2201: Production Design Theory III

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 2 Credits
Unit-I: Scope beyond Filmmaking
Unit-II: Production Design in Recent TV Series
Unit-III: Production Design and Event Shows
Unit-IV: Making ‘The Presentation Portfolio’
Unit-V: Getting feedbacks from Production Designers

Assessment
There will be three types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 30 Marks
On the basis of day-to-day participation in class

2. End of Term Assessment – 70 Marks
Written Examination at the end of the term

FMAN 2202: Visualization Practical III

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 4 Credits
Unit-I: Visual Notes from the Location
Unit-II: Producing Visualizations
Unit-III: Making Budget Pitch
Unit-IV: Exposure to the Molding Technique
Unit-V: Constructing a Miniature Set

Assessment
There will be three types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in making ‘The Visualizations’

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in constructing the ‘Final Miniature Set’

FMAN 2203: Costume Design Workshop

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 2 Credits
Unit-I: Deciding the Character
Unit-II: Doing Research
Unit-III: Making the Drawings
Unit-IV: Doing Different Treatments to the Cloth
Unit-V: Creating the Costume accordingly

Assessment
There will be three types of assessment:
1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in making ‘The Drawings’

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in constructing the ‘Final Costume’

FMAN 2204: Make Up and Prosthetics Workshop

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 2 Credits
Unit-I: Intro to ‘The Workshop’
Unit-II: Different kind of Make Up
Unit-III: Prosthetics

Assessment

1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in making ‘The Make Up’

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on students’ performance in helping to create the ‘Final Prosthetics’

FMAN 2205: Final Film

Course Content:

Practical Outputs: 10 Credits

Unit I: Initiate the Process
Unit II: Making Visualizations
Unit-III: Selecting the Location/s
Unit-IV: Constructing the Set
Unit- V: Conclusion

Assessment

1. Continuing Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on the performance in ‘Final Film’ as Art Director/Associate Art Director

2. End of Term Assessment – 50 Marks
Based on the performance in ‘Final Film’ as Production Designer