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.
|Faculty of Society & Design|
- May 2018 [Standard Offering]
- September 2018 [Standard Offering]
- May 2019 [Standard Offering]
- September 2019 [Standard Offering]
|Available to Study Abroad students|
- Communication and Creative Media
- Commencing in 2018: $4,247
- Commencing in 2019: $4,290
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.
No prior knowledge required.