Camera and Lighting

Documentary Film Studies
5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 45,0 PL + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- Marco Filipe de Almeida Santos Oliveira

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
a.Rediscover the screenplay from the perspective of Photography
b.Master camera and lighting techniques
c. Master work procedures
d.Understand the photographic image
e. Develop teamwork
f.Develop skills in capturing motion pictures
g. Foster research

Program
1. The history of lighting in the cinema.
2. Lighting equipment.
3. The work of the Cinematographer.
4. The purpose of lighting. Processes.
5. Colour theory and control. Filters.
6. Composition.
7. Photometry and Sensitometry.
9. Colour corrections and grading.

Evaluation Methodology
a) Attendance - 20%
b) 3 exercises:
Exercise 1 - 15% - interview lighting and recording
Exercise 2 - 15% - action lighting and recording
Exercise 3 - 15% - performance lighting and recording
c) Short end-of-term documentary - 35%

Bibliography
- Storaro, V. (2004). Writing With Light Trilogy. New York: Aperture
- Jackman, J. (2002). Lighting for Digital Video & Television. Oxford: Focal Press
- Burum, S. (2011). Selected Tables, Charts and Formulas for the Student Cinematographer from the American Cinematographer Manual. California: ASC Holding Corp
- Alton, J. (1996). Painting with light. California: University of California Press

Method of interaction
a.Traditional face-to-face lectures.
b.In-studio practical lessons.
c.Practical field classes.

Software used in class