The Basic Principles of Camera Work
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to introduce expression tools, construction and composition of the cinematic image and its use.
Mode of study
Classes, contact instruction, practical demonstrations.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
I. Cinematography as an information system - comparison of cinematography with literature
II. The cinematic image
- Expressive, constuctive elements, content, significance, composition. Construction processes, composition processes, expression processes.
- Expressive tools of the cinematic image
2.1. Image composition - linear, flat, space treatment, image format
2.2. Movement - internal and external movement, movement character and speed, technical tools for camera movement
2.3. Light - technical and visual lighting, light tonality of an image, lighting construction, styles and lighting
2.4. Color - perception of color, color arrangement, color contrast, color composition
III. The videocamera - introduction to the use, setting, exposure issues, movement
IV. Practical shooting organization
V. Exercise assignment, screenwriter consultations
VI. Analysis of shooting material and resultant editing.
Recommended or required reading
Adler, Myslík. ABCD...Film a video. 2006. ISBN 80-232-8241-9
Anton Wilson´s. Cinema Workshop /Hollywood 1983/. ISBN 0-935578-08-0
Šmok Ján. Úvod do teorie skladby kinematografického obrazu. Praha 1972
Assessment methods and criteria
Credits are awarded based on participation and activity in instruction and completion of the exercise preparations.
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The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy - Bachelor-1920-1year (required subject)
- Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy - Bachelor-1920-2year (required subject)
- Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy - Bachelor-1920-3year (required subject)