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FITV12-202: Cinematography Style and Design


This highly practical, workshop-based subject introduces students to the use of professional digital cinematography cameras, with PL mounted lenses and lighting equipment. Students analyse cinematic composition and lighting design across a range of genres and undertake various assignments that develop their essential skills for creatively producing professional images.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only]
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

1. Operate digital cameras, tripods, lenses and filters effectively in a safe and artistic manner.
2. Operate a clapperboard and record details of scenes on camera report sheets in accordance with accepted film industry practices.
3. Identify a range of lighting equipment, types of lanterns and lighting accessories and their requirements in a variety of situations.
4. Employ the principles of cinematography - focus, composition, framing, continuity, coverage, colour, balance, exposure and lighting consistency to complete a short film and workshop exercises.
5. Light a subject and/or subjects under a variety of lighting conditions and film genres.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020