FILM 2301

This course is offered in the DEPARTMENT OF FILM, FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION UWI ST.AUGUSTINE CAMPUS

This course examined the roles of the Cinematographer and related crew, the camera as a creative tool, photography, formats, exposure, lighting, lenses, composition and editing decisions. It is for these reasons that a mastery of the technical elements of filmmaking is essential to creating compelling images of value, power and beauty - images that function within a film as parts of an integrated whole.

OBJECTIVES: At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify the major parts of a motion picture/digital video camera.
  • Understand the function of lenses
  • Use the camera as a creative tool - film grammar
  • Understand the differences between various HD digital video formats/standards
  • Learn the roles of the Cinematographer and the related crew.
  • Identify and apply the different lighting techniques and styles
  • Understand and apply the concepts of composition and camera movement.
  • Apply the various production procedures related to cinematography
  • Understand the relationship of the image to audio and synchronization
  • Understand the principles, procedures and requirement for editing.
  • Identify the dynamics of postproduction.
  • Prepare and execute and execute an original short film