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FITV12-202: Cinematography and Lighting

Description

This subject examines the theories and practices of digital cinematography. Students analyse cinematic composition and lighting design across a range of genres. Students will also explore the technical aspects of camera use and operation. Each week students will be taught theoretical foundations and how to apply these to improve their own cinematographic practice. Students will undertake various assignments that develop and integrate the principles, elements and skills essential for creatively producing cinematic images.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeFITV12-202
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to effectively, safely and artistically use digital cameras, tripods, lenses and filters.
2. Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to operate a clapperboard and record details of scenes on camera report sheets in accordance with accepted film industry practises.
3. Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to recognise the differences in the range of lighting equipment, types of lanterns and lighting accessories and their uses in a variety of situations.
4. Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to use the principles of cinematography - focus, composition, framing, continuity, coverage, colour balance, exposure and lighting consistency to complete a short film and workshop exercises.
5. Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to light a subject and/or subjects under a variety of lighting conditions and film genres.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018