Cinematography Analysis 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304CCA3 credit 1 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 7 to 12 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Vladimír SMUTNÝ

Name of lecturer(s)

Vladimír SMUTNÝ


Analyse the „camera's tools“ used in support of the emotional effect of the film screened. Examples of student´s work.

Topics for the seminars:

•Ccameraman dramaturgy

•Llighting atmosphere and its creation for film and digital recording

•Ccamera movement

•ppsychological and emotive effect of the image composition

Learning outcomes

Analyse the „camera's tools“ used in support of the emotional effect of the film screened

Prerequisites and other requirements

Knowledge of Cinematography as well as analysis and review skills.


Manual for cinematographers : David Samuelson's „Hands-on“ manual for cinematographers, Oxford : Focal Press , 1998, ISBN: 0-240-51480-7

Film directing shot by shot : visualizing from concept to screen, Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions in conjunction with Focal Press, 1991, ISBN: 0-941188-10-8 (brož.), 978-0-941188-10-4 (brož.)

Daniel Arijon: Grammar of the film language, Los Angeles : Silman-James Press , 1991, ISBN: 1-879505-07-X

Paul Génard: Lumiére: les premiére photographies en couleurs, Paris : Barret , 1974

Juhani Pallasmaa ; translation and checking: Michael Wynne-Ellis: The Architecture of image : existential space in cinema, Helsinki : Rakennustieto , 2007, ISBN: 978-951-682-628-1

Evaluation methods and criteria

Credit is awarded for the completion and presentation of the course paper - topic to be agreed upon with the instructor + 70% attendance


hybrid course

Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

room 230
Room No. 230

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 11:30–13:05 Vladimír SMUTNÝ Room No. 230
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans