Cinematography and Lighting: Film Production
Unit code: HDFTV212
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||48 Hours per Semester|
Aims and objectives
- Demonstrate competency with professional motion pictures cameras, film loading and handling, labelling conventions, camera crews and paperwork, and the use of tungsten and daylight light film stocks;
- Demonstrate competency with camera control, including film exposure, focus and camera optics;
- Demonstrate competency in 16mm sync sound film production technology, hard disk recorders, location recording, slating and rushes syncing;
- Complete a 16mm narrative film to a professional standard, demonstrating competency of the medium;
- Work with Aaton timecode production and post-production processes;
- Utilise standard 16mm and Super 16 aspect ratio production, with a view to providing content for digital television and cinema blow up;
- Work in a professionally oriented group environment where teamwork is essential;
- Apply the principles of film cinematography, lighting and visual aesthetics in the context of narrative.
HFTV212 employs a learning and teaching method centered on class lectures, demonstrations, practical workshops,
in class practical exercises and out of class production based projects.
Note: Percentage weightings are indicative. See Unit Briefs for full assessment details.
Brief 1 Getting an Image, in-class exercise 10%
Brief 2 Sync Sound, in class exercise 10%
Brief 3 Aminima Super16mm, in class exercise 10%
Brief 4 Major Project: Narrative 3-8 minutes 50%
Brief 5 Technical Journal 20%
Generic skills outcomes
- Are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas;
- Are entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community;
- Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations;
- Are adaptable and manage change;
- Are aware of local and international environment in which they will be contributing.
ContentTopics may include:
- 16mm and Super 16mm cameras;
- Advanced cinematography technology and techniques;
- Loading and unloading film stock;
- Exposing film correctly;
- Correct use of camera optics and focus;
- Sync sound, slating, location recording;
- Syncing rushes;
- Aaton timecode and hard disk audio recorders;
- Film lighting;
- Feature and studio lighting;
- Cinematography techniques and special effects lighting;
- Camera paperwork and awareness of processing;
- Telecine and post-production paths.
Learning and Teaching Activities
• Class and lecture discussions;
• Practical workshops;
• In class/studio practical exercises;
• Out of class production based projects.
Malkiewicz, K 1992 Cinematography, 2nd edn, Simon and Shuster, New York.