Camera Work Seminar 5
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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.
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 No. 230
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Wed||14:00–15:35||Tomáš SYSEL||Room No. 230
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared