Lighting Seminar 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304CLSE2 exam 2 3 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 19 to 29 hours of self-study English summer

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purpose, concepts, technology, strategy, planning of lighting. lighting ratios. 3point lighting.

composition. balancing exterior/ interior

visual style and look. visual storytelling. visual dramaturgy.

practical exposimetry, use of light meters

practical exercises:

“portrait at a window” - stills b/w

mastering of creative exposure combining interieur/ exterior

“shiny still life” - stills b/w

lighting a shiny object; lighting sources as part of composition; framing; abstraction

“hands” - stills b/w

studies of human hands; expression through gestures; lighting as a dramatic tool

Learning outcomes

Being a key seminar of the first year’s master program, this course is an essential part of the cinematography student’s education.

Prerequisites and other requirements

basic experience as cinematographers, ability to handle essential filmmaking tasks


american cinematographer’s manual

Sven Nykvist, “Reverence for the light” 1997

D. Schaefer and L. Salvato, “Masters of light” 1984

F. Truffaut, “le cinema selon Hitchcock” 1966

K. Malkiewicz, “film lighting” 1986

D. Samuelson, “motion picture, camera and lighting equipment” 1980

Evaluation methods and criteria

Active participation in the workshop, presence, punctuality, quality of practical exercises are prerequisites for granting the evaluation



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans