SAC 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Section: 003 Cinematography
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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Enforced Prerequisites:
SAC 290 with a minimum grade of C- or better, and a declared major in Screen Arts and Cultures.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to cinematography where students learn the basics of motion picture photography as it applies to the analog film medium. The course will cover terminology, optics, 16mm camera operation, lighting equipment, lenses and accessory equipment. Via lecture and multiple hands-on workshops, multiple techniques of cinematography will be explored including image control through lighting, selection of film, exposure and type of camera and lens used. All techniques will be practiced with an eye toward the aesthetic considerations that are integral to the moving image medium.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on creative output in the class (50%), on their constructive participation in lecture and workshops (30%), on a midterm quiz (10%), and on a final paper and production notes (10%).

Intended Audience:

SAC majors who are interested in gaining visual literacy and a deeper intellectual and technical understanding of how images - both still and moving - are constructed.

Class Format:

The course will consist of lectures, hands on workshops, and critiques of all student projects produced both in and out of the classroom.

SAC 304 - Topics in Media Production I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (LEC)
F 10:00AM - 2:00PM
004 (LEC)
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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