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Introduction to Cinematography (7880.6)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (178341) - View
    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178343) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (165530) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164694) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (160499) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140646) - View
    • Semester 2, 2014, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (138559) - View

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    Syllabus

    This unit is an introduction to the principles and techniques of cinematography. Through lectures and practical exercises students are introduced to studio and location lighting, video camera set up and operation, camera movement, visual story telling, and personal and group occupational health and safety issues as they pertain to studio and location movie production. Students will further develop observational skills through the discussion of light, shadow, contrast and colour.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of video camera and lens operation;

    2. Operate safely within a motion picture production environment;

    3. Analyse cinematographic productions for technique and story content;

    4. Produce story telling images; and

    5. Critically observe, analyse and translate between real world lighting and motion picture lighting.

    Contact Hours

    Up to 3 hours of class contact per week.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    Must be enrolled in one of the following: - Film Production (301JA) - Bachelor of Media Arts and Production (985AA), - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Media Arts and Production (988AA), - Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Media Arts and Production 992AA), or - Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Media Arts and Production (998AA)

    Assumed Knowledge

    None

    Incompatible Units

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    Equivalent Units

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