251.169 _Documentation with film
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

to accompany a conference

  • to get to know the latest methods and concepts of cultural property documentation
  • to discuss the latest techniques with renowned scientists and scholars
  • to develop a concept for a short film documentation on the basis of this knowledge
  • to compile interview guidelines for the discussion with scientists and scholars

Subject of course

The first Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference took place in Vienna in November 1996, at that time still under the name “Workshop Archaeology & Computers”, with 60 participants from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The mission of the conference was and still is to bring together in Vienna scholars from all over the world covering a wide range of disciplines and using the latest technologies for prospection, research, documentation, conservation and presentation and management of the world’s cultural heritage. A particular concern is to make the conference usable as a platform to exchange ideas on the agendas of cultural property protection. 

The 28th CHNT will be held under the motto "Cultural Heritage as a Resource - Technologies for the Paradigm Shift in Archaeology, Conservation and Education". The World Heritage Convention provides a clear framework for the conservation of sites on the World Heritage List. In this way many innovations are developed in particular for the research, conservation and communication of those sites. Still there are many challenging tasks that can be met with innovative technologies and new interdisciplinary methods.

The conference aims to bring together international scientists from all over the world who are involved in research, conservation and management of the world’s cultural heritage. Innovative measuring, data management and processing tools are requested as well as the methods and approaches for the research, management and monitoring of sites and objects. Discussion among colleagues from a wide range of disciplines is a major focus of the event. Sessions, round tables, advanced training, applications and poster presentations present the latest approaches to researching, managing and monitoring archaeological monuments, world heritage sites and cultural objects. 

These objectives are now complemented by those of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). ICOMOS is an NGO for the protection and conservation of the world’s monuments and sites of outstanding value.

As part of the course, students will be involved in aspects of the implementation of the conference. For this purpose, either short films can be created as a presentation of the World Heritage Historic Centre Vienna for the conference, or the conference can be documented on film.  

This course serves to implement the cinematic documentary.

>>Einführung in die LVA: Monday, October 02, 2023, 13:00 Seminarraum 251

Teaching methods

  1. Introduction to camera handling
  • Introduction to Preproduction
    • story
    • treatment
    • shot list
  • Introduction to production
    • scene selection
    • interviews
    • sound

Introduction to scientific discussions and interviews

  • Follow scientific presentations
  • Summarize the contents accordingly
  • To design interviews with the speakers on this basis
  • to write an appropriate interview guide for this purpose
  • to conduct interviews with presenters and to summarize them in a short documentation in a generally understandable way

Discussion of intermediate steps in the class

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Short film 5-10 minutes

Participation in the discussions

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2023 15:00 05.10.2023 00:01 23.12.2023 00:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Architecture of the 20th century in Austria02.09.2023 12:0002.10.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture Not specified
066 443 Architecture Not specified
600 SOF Transferable Skills - Architektur Not specified


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