FMSA 205: Cinematography I

This course explores the fundamentals of analogue and digital cinematography. Students learn the basics of camera operation, light measurement, exposure, visual composition and lighting techniques. Basic electricity and its safe use in support of good and effective lighting will be introduced. Ultimately, students will be prepared for studio and location shooting environments. Class exercises enable students to explore the expressive elements of cinematography: composition, camera placement, camera angles, camera movement, and lens choice, which together with understanding the impact of lighting styles, will give students' the tools to bring a unique and specific look to their productions.

This course is subject to priority rules; see here.


Completion of 21 credits

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