Cinematography and Lighting

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cinematography and Lighting

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction
    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.
     

    Learning Objectives

    1. Upon successfully completion of this subject the student will be able to effectively, safely and artistically use digital cameras, tripods, lenses and filters.
     
    2. Upon successfully 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 successfully 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 successfully 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 successfully 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.