Shots in Studio
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
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.
Mode of study
Workshop - practical exercise
Prerequisites and co-requisites
basic experience as cinematographers, ability to handle essential filmmaking tasks
digital still camera with all functions manually
lightmeter: spotmeter and luxmeter
film camera (arri3) provided by studio famu
film set (3wall room with big window and door; backdrop) provided by studio famu
35mm b/w film in studio (240m for all students together)
Basic motion picture lighting in studio; balancing exterior/ interior.
grey chart test shots, exposure and tonality tests; over- and underexposure.
Creating of essential atmospheres through lighting: day, evening, night.
all students shoot together for two days. teacher present
2 film prints: basic and graded (students present at grading)
Recommended or required reading
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
Assessment methods and criteria
workshop presence, participation, punctuality: 100 %
practical exercise: 100 %
No schedule has been prepared for this course