Film Laboratory 1

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304FIL1 ZK 2 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Aleš BOŠTIČKA

Name of lecturer(s)

Aleš BOŠTIČKA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the function of the film lab, its incorporation into the cinematography technological production processes, production process in the film lab and the equipment used for processing film material and producing film copies, or other film lab products.

Mode of study

Přednášky zpracování filmopvé suroviny s ukázkami různých typů filmových surovin.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge of the basics of photography, principles of cinematography and material from technology lectures in the „Camera“ 1st study year.

Course contents

Description of individual lectures:

  1. Topic - The film lab, first introduction

Circumscription of the film lab, its mission, its inclusion into the cinematography production process. pre-production stage, peculiar shooting and finishing work. Supplementary activities.

Presumed knowledge: basic idea about the processes in cinematographic production and its technical basics.

  1. Topic - The film strip (1)

Raw material, description, structure, brief history of production and use of film material, film stock, sensitive layers, functional principles and film material processing.

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photochemical photography principles, fundamentals of cinematography, material from the previous lecture.

  1. Topic - The film strip (2)

Film strip dimensions and formats, division of cinematographic professional materials, film tagging and directly on the strip. packing and storing of raw and processed film material. Rules for working with film.

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photography, cinematographic principles, previous lecture material

  1. Topic - Film copy production technology (1)

Working with 35mm film, original and duplicate negatives, film copies, duplication processes, reasons for duplication, basics of proper duplicaiton, material used in duplicating film

  1. Topic - Film copy production technology (2)

Working with other formats, tranferring formats, reduction processes, enlargement, aspect ratios for 16mm, practical use of various film formats.

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photography, cinematographic principles, previous lecture material

  1. Topic - Film lab working processes (1)

The pre-production phase, daily work, numbering the daily work, cleaning films, alternative manners of completing daily work, working on film recordings.

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photography, cinematographic principles, previous lecture material

  1. Topic - Film lab working processes (2)

Technical editing, negative registration, basics and processes in editing negatives, physical and virtual servers, processes in classical and electronic artistic editing, use and processing of time codes and Keycodes, rules for joining film strips

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photography, cinematographic principles, previous lecture material.

  1. Topic - Film lab working processes (3)

Production of the first copy, enumeration and countervailing, countervailing copy, example copy, securing the original negative, effects lab practice, approval processes, mass copy production, archiving film works

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photography, cinematographic principles, previouse lecture material

  1. Topic - Film lab machines and equipment (1)

Spooling table, frame scanner, film cleaners, splicers and cutters, developing equipment, a short history, developing machines

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photography, cinematographic principles, previous lecture material.

  1. Topic - Film lab machines and equimpent (2)

Copying technology, film copy types and their use, film copy exposure automatics, copying points and their system and structure, color analyzers

Presumed knowledge: Basics of photography, cinematographic principles, previous lecture material.

Recommended or required reading

Miroslav Urban, Filmová laboratoř - Praha, 2001

Internet pages according to instructor instructions.

Assessment methods and criteria

Student is awarded credit for demostrated knowledge in the exam in the Film Laboratory study.

Min. 60% lecture attendance is required.

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Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
room 225
Room No. 225

(Lažanský palác)
BOŠTIČKA A.
09:00–10:35
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 09:00–10:35 Aleš BOŠTIČKA Room No. 225
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans