Camera Work Seminar 9

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304SEK9 Z 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Cultivation of a sensible position in judging camera work performance of the past and present.

Mode of study

Perception of a film work in a quality cinema hall and analysis in subsequent lectures in the classroom. Presentation of instructor experience.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Kontakt s jinými uměleckými odvětvími.

Course contents

This course is focused on analyses of camera work from the viewpoint of evaluating its visual form in the aspect of supporting the principle idea of significant films.

The illustration and study material are international cinematic works, presented during the course as well as part of school screenings, if related to the aforementioned relevant aspects. The film selection is guided by the recently published „Making Pictures“ and is updated by available novelties. Concurrently, the development of recording media will be discussed as well as lighting technology. The material is documented by a catalogue of documentation of al current technical equipment, enriched by presentations of film industry prominent company technical bases and brought to life through workshops. (Kodak)

Through this the students are prepared to execute their graduate project and whose individual pedagogic guidance creates an additional important

element of the course as well as preparations for starting their professional life.

Recommended or required reading

IMAGO „Making Pictures“.

„Úcta ke světlu“ Sven Nykvist.

V. Storaro, Writing with Light

D. Samuelson´s, Manual for Cinematographers

American Cinematographer Manual

Assessment methods and criteria

Condition for successfull completion of the course is: active participation in the course.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 230
Room No. 230

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:00–15:35 Tomáš SYSEL Room No. 230
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