The Camera in Animated Film 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
309KAF2 ZK 2 28PS Czech summer

Subject guarantor


Name of lecturer(s)

Ivan VÍT

Learning outcomes of the course unit

To introduce students with the particular camera resources in animated film in the creative and technical sense.

The student should be able, upon completion, to professionally communicate with colleagues in post-production in future creations.

As well the lectures will guide the students to a better understanding of the cameraman's work with which they will have future contact. This enables better orientation in the potential and limits in animated image creation.

Mode of study

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

As well the students will get a chance to observe current filming, or prepared scenes in which the filming modes and potential is presented.

Student will to a large extent be presented with international animation creations with consideration of the various scanning technologies.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamental knowledge from the „Film technology“ course.

Fundamental knowledge about recording animated films.

Course contents

1/ The fundamental physics concepts in film and a review of some elements from the „Film Technology“ course.

2/ Various technology and possibilities in recording animated film with an emphasis on „hand animation.“

3/ The technological processin completion and postproduction in animated film and potential intervention into the image during and after filming.

4/ Lighting an animated scenes and the dependent fundamentals between the screenwriter and the „camera“ in an animated work.

5/ Historical and contemporary technology; using traditional processes and potential with current digital technology.

6/ The basics of digital recording with a preference for optical imaging.

7/ Fim aids and practical experience in filming a completed animated work.

Recommended or required reading

Filmová technika a technologie, J. Myslík

Film a filmová technika, SNTL 1974

Creating 3-D Animation, P. Lord, B. Sibley ISBN 0-8109-1996-6

The complete Kodak Animation Book ISBN 0-87985-330-1

Student filmamakers Handbook, Kodak, 1995

Glosary and Multilingual Lexicon, Cartoon / Media

Zlatý věk české loutkové animace (M. Kačor a kolektiv) Mladá fronta 2010

The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking--From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3- D Animation

(Kit Laybourne) - Three Rivers Press

Knihy vydávané v souvislosti s animovanými filmy (Making of) např:

(The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox, A Film by Wes Anderson Based on the Book by Roald Dahl

The Nightmare Before Christmas) atd..

Assessment methods and criteria

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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 415
Room No.415

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

The subject is a part of the following study plans