Course DescriptionLearn to apply your knowledge of the principles and elements of cinematography through the making of several short filmmaking assignments. Lectures and discussion cover various lighting and shooting techniques, such as panoramic/widescreen, the use of color or black and white, the use of composition and depth of field as artistic tools, the different shot types and concept of screen direction, how to best frame a shot, and the best ways to execute these techniques. Simultaneously, various film genres are examined. You are asked to test your creativity and understanding of the different cinematography concepts, techniques, and genres presented by completing shooting exercises using your own camera outside of class. Student work is screened and critiqued in class. You must provide your own video camera, have access to editing equipment and software, and be able to output your assignments to various media sources.
Course OutlineLearn to apply the basic principles of the cinematographer by executing several short film assignments as well as through lectures and discussions covering lighting, shooting, widescreen, color, black & white, and more.