Lighting Seminar 1
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
being the main seminar of the first year’s master program, this course is an essential part of the cinematography student’s education.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
basic experience as cinematographers, ability to handle essential filmmaking tasks
purpose, concepts, technology, strategy, planning of lighting. visual style and look. visual storytelling. visual dramaturgy.
the role of the cinematographer in preproduction, on set and in post. relationship with director, production designer, wardrobe/ makeup/ hair, editor, sound and production.
cinematographic grammar and language. aspect ratio and lenses. camera movements vs movements inside frame…
“light and face” - stills in studio b/w
basic concepts of lighting, framing and composition; three point lighting; light as dramatic tool; interaction of object and background
“portrait at a window” - stills b/w
mastering of creative exposure combining interieur/ exterior
“LE1: tonality tests and basic 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 2019/2020:
Room No. 221
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Tue||09:00–12:15||Klaus FUXJÄGER||Room No. 221
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Cinematography_1920 (required subject)