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FLM 161 - Cinematography 1

Credits: 4
2 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: FLM 103   or Instructor Permission.

This course introduces students to cinematography. Students will study the equipment and techniques used to shoot television and film productions. They will plan, shoot and edit a project. Students will communicate and cooperate with student film crews to complete projects.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Research painting and photography techniques used for framing and lighting.
  2. Create a lookbook to focus visual aspects of production.
  3. Utilize a light meter to expose an image properly.
  4. Develop techniques for image focusing.
  5. Tell the story through the camera lens.
  6. Produce storyboards to communicate the creative vision.
  7. Utilize camera equipment.
Listed Topics
  1. Crew hierarchy and responsibilities
  2. Scheduled day preparation
  3. Camera and equipment
  4. Light and color
  5. Care and storage of budgeted items
  6. Visual storytelling
  7. Budgeting and recordkeeping
Reference Materials
Lecture, Films, Videos, Textbooks, Cameras and Film Equipment
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 02/14/2019

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