Shots in Studio 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304ESIS1 credit 1 24 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 7 to 12 hours of self-study English summer

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•35mm b/w film in studio (240m for all students)

•First part: grey chart test shots, exposure and tonality tests; over- and underexposure.

-all students shoot together for half a day. teacher present

•second part: Basic motion picture lighting in studio; balancing exterior/ interior.

Creating of essential atmospheres through lighting: day, evening, night.

-all students shoot together for two days. teacher present

•2 film prints: basic and graded

Learning outcomes

Being an essential part of the “lighting seminar 1+2” of the first year’s master program, this exercise is an essential part of the cinematography student’s education.

Prerequisites and other requirements


advanced experience as cinematographers, ability to handle essential filmmaking tasks

digital still camera with all functions manually

spotmeter and luxmeter

film camera (35mm) provided by studio famu

film set (3wall room with big window and door; backdrop) provided by studio famu


american cinematographer’s manual

John Alton, “Painting with Light”

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

workshop presence, participation, punctuality: 100 %

practical exercise: 100 %



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

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Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

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