Cinematography and Lighting
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
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 Objectives1. 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.