Camera Work Seminar 5

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304SK5 Z 1 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Preparing the students for film camera practice.

Mode of study

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Selected assemlage of cinema works from relevant camera work.

Course contents

Screenplay and cameraman script editing.

Cameraman practice potential and styles - „Film-look“ - fashionableness - timelessness.

Studio lighting - what types of lighting sources do we use - Day - Evening - Dawn - Night.

Face, window, light sources in the image, exposure and how this complicates camera movement.

Exterior lighting - technology - light sources - light proportions - correcting filters - pitfalls of image relations between interiors and exteriors - large exteriors - Church - Train station - concert hall and the like.

The night as a challenging cameraman task.

Exterior - landscape - city

Cameraman strategies in the preparation period and shooting. The creative cameraman versus the camera operator - ethical aspects in creativity.

Recommended or required reading

J.C. Carriere, Vyprávět příběh

P. Brook, Pohyblivý bod

J. Pallasmaa, The architecture of image

P. Ward, Picture composition

V. Storaro, Writing with Light

G. Millerson, Lighting for television and film

Making Picture, A century of eurpen Cinematography

D. Samuelson´s, Manual for Cinematographers

American Cinematographer Manual

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance in the screening room and activity 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