Lighting Seminar 3
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Being a key seminar of the second year’s master program, this course is an essential part of the cinematography student’s education.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Successful completion of the “lighting seminar 2”
advanced experience as cinematographers, ability to handle essential filmmaking tasks
concepts, strategy, planning of lighting. lighting ratios. 3point lighting. balancing exterior/ interior.
visual style and look. visual storytelling. visual dramaturgy.
practical exposimetry, use of light meters. light plans and floor plans
cinematographic grammar and language. aspect ratio and lenses. movement of camera vs movement inside frame…
preparation of exercise “anticorro”
“shots in studio 1”: tonality tests and basic studio lighting - 35mm b/w film in studio
“shots in studio 2”: studio lighting - 35mm b/w film in studio
Recommended or required reading
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
Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in the workshop, presence, punctuality, quality of practical exercises are prerequisites for granting the evaluation.
Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:
Room No. 220
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Tue||09:00–10:35||Klaus FUXJÄGER||Room No. 220
Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Cinematography_3_2021 (required subject)