Video Recording Techniques


Teaching Staff: Panagopoulos Iakovos
Course Code: AVA444
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Semester: 4th
ECTS: 5
Teaching Units: 3
Teaching Hours: 3
Teaching Structure:
ActivitySemester Workload
Lectures13
Lab Lectures0
Tutorial0
Hands-on Lab26
Practice and Preparation30
Independent Study56
Course Total (ECTS: 5)125

Prerequisite to / Recommended to: (THE503), (AVA643), (AVA841), VIS847, (AVA941), AVA944
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Short Description:

This module focuses in the basic elements of the camera department and how to run a professional film camera crew. We analyze how to shout a film, how to set up lights, how to control your camera and how to use the grip. We shout short examples indoors and outdoors with different equipment and different requests for final products.

 


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The students will learn how to work on the camera department of a professional film set. They will have the opportunity to learn all the theoretical and practical elements of the camera department. They will be able to work on different positions and to lead their own final set.


Syllabus:

1st Week

Introducing the module and the roles of a professional film set

 

2d Week

Different shots and the creation of a frame

 

3d Week

Camera assistants. What do they do in a film set and how they communicate with the camera department

 

4th Week

How the director of photography works with the director

 

5th Week

The use of light. How to set up lights, different color temperatures, three- and four-point lights

 

6th Week

 

The use of light II. Creative lights. How to underline your character with the correct lights.

 

7th Week

The use of grip. How do we use grip and how to set up jibs and cranes?

 

8th Week

Multiple camera set up (patch panel, video/audio mixer)

 

9th Week

Sound recording on set. Different types of microphones and sound recording techniques.

 

10th Week

Television studio. How a live program is going live?

 

11th Week

Plan the final assignments on class

 

12th Week

Plan the final assignments on class II

 

13th Week

Presenting the final assignments


Suggested Bibliography:

Βιβλίο [59384091]: Κάμερα Φως και Εικόνα στην Ψηφιακή Οπτικοακουστική Καταγραφή, Σκοπετέας Ιωάννης 

Βιβλίο [12705160]: Μέσα από την κάμερα, Λυδάκη Ά.

Βιβλίο [86192828]: Η θεωρία του φιλμ, Μπέλα Μπαλάζ 

Further Suggestion:

Brown, B. (2012) Cinematography theory and practice : imagemaking for cinematographers and directors . 2nd ed. Burlington, Mass: Focal Press.

Kenworthy, C. (2012) Master shots : 100 advanced camera techniques to get an expensive look on your low budget movie . 2nd ed. Studio City, Calif: Michael Wiese.

Kenworthy, C. (2011) Master shots : 100 ways to shoot great dialogue scenes. Volume 2 . Studio City, Calif: Michael Wiese.

Keating, P. (2014) Cinematography . New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Landau, D. (2014) Lighting for cinematography : a practical guide to the art and craft of lighting for the moving image . London: Bloomsbury.

Jones, C., Zinnes, A. and Jolliffe, G. (2013) Breaking into Hollywood / A guerilla film makers pocketbook. London ;: Continuum.


Teaching Methods:

This module is presented by lectures and workshop examples


Evaluation Methods:

The students will have to shout a short film (fiction, documentary, experimental) as director of photography’s and they will have to submit a document explaining their approach, a moodboard, a floorplan and a storyboard.

Updated: 06-10-2021

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