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015.725 How to Illustrate Engineering by Means of Audiovisual Media
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to present research results, scientific content, diploma theses and act out in a short video. Students know how to design and produce videos, apply basic stylistic devices and utilise both verbal and non-verbal communication to achieve specific aims.

Subject of course

Basics of film design: camera angle and range, positioning of characters and objects, effects of lighting and colour, spatial representation in the frame, modes of editing, dramaturgy, development of synopsis, treatment and screenplay, production planning and time management. Appearance of characters: positioning and viewing direction of presentators and interview partners. Value of verbal and non-verbal communication. Techniques of film analysis.

Teaching methods

Presentation of film design basics. Picture design tutorial. Interview and presentation rehearsals. Film analysis. Guidance to develop synopsis, treatment and screenplay. Production of a short video. Discussion and feedback.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue14:00 - 16:0007.03.2023Hörsaal 15 Initiation
Tue14:00 - 18:0014.03.2023Hörsaal 15 Block 1
Tue14:00 - 18:0021.03.2023Hörsaal 15 Block 2
Tue14:00 - 18:0028.03.2023Hörsaal 15 Block 3
Tue14:00 - 18:0018.04.2023Hörsaal 15 Video
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Presence, production and presentation of a short video.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.02.2023 09:00 05.03.2023 16:00 05.03.2023 11:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


No lecture notes are available.


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