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FITV13-205: Advanced Cinematography and Colour Grading January 2018 [Standard]

General information

This subject builds on the learning from Cinematography and Lighting 1 and Screen Production 1. It examines the theories and creative practices of film production, with particular emphasis on the camera’s role in film storytelling. Students will also explore the technical aspects of ultra high definition digital camera systems design and operation. Each week students will be taught theoretical foundations and how to apply these to the process of shooting motion pictures including lighting for black and white in motion picture storytelling. Students will undertake various assignments that develop and integrate the principles, elements and skills essential for creatively producing cinematic images. At the completion of this subject it is expected that the student will be able to take a lower level position in the camera department on a professional film set and demonstrate sufficient competency.

Changes due to Commonwealth Games: The University has marginally altered the timetable for the January semester of 2018 (181) to ensure that students have the opportunity to engage with the Commonwealth Games to be held in April 2018. The modified timetable has been designed to not impact on overall subject or program learning outcomes. Some subjects may be delivered in a slightly modified mode to accommodate the change. Specific arrangements will be included on the iLearn site for each subject. All changes to the class schedule have the full approval of University and Academic Unit administration and will not adversely affect student learning or assessment.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:FITV13-205
Subject title:Cinematography and Lighting 2
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2018
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x6 (Total hours: 18) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x6 (Total hours: 30) - Weekly Tutorial


Prescribed resources:
  • Mascelli, Joseph V. ASC (1998). The Five C's of Cinematography. Silman-James Press.
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Effectively, safely and artistically use ultra high definition digital camera systems and tripods.
  2. Recognise the differences in the range of lenses and filters and their uses in a variety of creative situations.
  3. Expand knowledge of lighting equipment, types of lanterns, lighting accessories and grip equipment commonly used on motion picture film sets.
  4. Recognise the issues associated with the onset of digital cameras in high end movie production.
  5. Understand the use and application of exposure meters and practice good exposure of ultra high definition digital camera systems.
  6. Understand the impact of digital post production and colour grading.
  7. Critically analyse and evaluate the function of lighting in motion picture storytelling.
  8. Effectively use lighting and camera to tell a story pictorially.
  9. Understand and appreciate the role of the Director of Photography, Camera Operator, 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera's responsibilities on a film set.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Cinematic Project § Workshop Organization, Preparation; Post Production (Group) 10% Weekly 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
*Class Participation Afternoon; Night Workshops (Individual) 40% Weekly 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
*Video Project § Film Noir B&W Video Assignment (Group) 20% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
*In-Class Quiz - Individual Quiz (Individual) 30% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

Group work is a central element of this subject.

Subject curriculum

Introduction - Allocate Groups for Workshop Organisation of various Scenes - Discuss what will be required from each group - Allocate Groups for Film Noir Production - Lecture - The Characteristics of Film Noir and Black and White Cinematography

Hands On - Setting Up Tripods - Putting Together and Operating the Sony F65 Cameras - Planning of Scene to shoot on Digital Video in Week 3

Design Principals for Light Manipulation - Presentation of what afternoon scene is all about by group - Planning of scene to shoot on digital video in week 5

Workshop with the university Sony F65 cameras based around framing, composition and lighting of a scene

Lecture - The Theory, Application and Aesthetics of Lighting - Presentation of what afternoon scene is all about by group - Planning of the scene to shoot on digital video in week 7

Workshop with the university Sony F65 cameras based around framing, composition and lighting of a scene

Lecture - The Development of Motion Picture Cameras - Presentation of what afternoon scene is all about by group - Planning of night shoot on digital video in week 9

Workshop with the university Sony F65 cameras based around framing, composition and lighting of a scene

Workshop with the university Sony F65 cameras based around framing, composition and lighting of a scene

Night Workshop with the university Sony F65 cameras based around framing, composition and lighting of a scene

Demonstration of Panavision Cameras and Camera Equipment

Quiz - View Film Noir Black and White Videos - View week 7 and 9 scenes - Discussion on results - General course discussion

Colour Grading of All Afternoon and Night Workshop Footage

Approved on: May 7, 2017. Edition: 1.1