Cinematography 1


A module introducing students to the essential aspects of camera operation necessary for the production of moving images for film & moving-image production.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic theoretical understanding of the physics of light (natural and artificial) necessary for the controlled recording of moving images with a broad range of cameras.

  2. Identify the basic principles of digital cinematography regarding the ways that moving images are encoded in terms of spatial and colour resolution across a range of cameras.

  3. Test the set-up and operation of digital film cameras with respect to controlling the interdependent values necessary for correct exposure and recording of moving images, in terms of aperture, focus, shutter speed, white balance.

  4. Organize and collaborate using the professional procedures and protocols required by industry in a collective crew-based setting, in order to produce practical outcomes in the form of individual digital cinematography projects for assessment.

  5. Examine the aesthetic role played by cinematography in the production of specific visual meanings.

  6. Differentiate between different shot-types in relation to the choice of lens focal-length.

  7. Use a basic understanding of electrical safety onset in relation to the use of studio lighting.

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