The Camera in Animated Film 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
309KAF1 Z 1 24PS Czech winter

Subject guarantor


Name of lecturer(s)

Ivan VÍT

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Instruction aims

Instruction aims are a greater understanding of the work of a animated film cameraman and primarily in puppet theatre where the student will collaborate in school exercises and in professional work.

Instruction results

Upon completion the students will be able to professionally communicate with workers in post-production with the cameraman which will be used in future work.

Mode of study

Instruction is through lectures with practical examples of the technology and equipment in the Animation People animated film studio.

As well the students will observe most of a filming underway or a scene will be prepared for them in which they will be presented filming potential and manners.

Students will be presented will an animation creations from the world over considering various filming techniques.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamental knowledge from the „Film technology“ course.

Fundamental knowledge about recording animated films.

Course contents

Instruction content

Lectures introduce students to specific tools of the camera function in animated film both from the artistic and technical purpose.

To prepare the script and work they acquire knowledge which will be complementary to the potential and limits of the camera, respectively a qualified support to the visual form of their film


1/ fundamental physical concepts in film and repetition of some knowledged from the Film Technique course

2/ various types of technologies and potential for recording animated film with emphasis on „hand animation“

3/ technological process in execution and post-production of animated film and potential intervention in the image during and after shooting

4/ lighting an animated scene and basics of the relations between set design and „camera“ in an animated piece.

5/ digital recording with a preference for optical imaging

6/ combined technologies („partial“ animation in commercial contracts or in combination with classic camera technology)

7/ post-production from the viewpoint of light-tonality and issues of working with image segments and their montage (working with layers)

8/ historical and contemporary technology, use of traditional processes and potential in contemporary digital technology

9/ film assistants and practical experience from shooting a completed animated piece.

Recommended or required reading

Knowledge of many animated films including recent works. Ut is often enough to see a demonstration for artistic study assessment.

See: Isle of Dogs - Wes Anderson.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in lectures.


Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 415
Room No.415

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–10:35 Ivan VÍT Room No.415
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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