CINEMATOGRAPHY

Overview:

Cinema is ‘Visual Storytelling’ thus the Visual plays a critical part in filmmaking. For the first 40 years, Cinema didn’t use dialog. 2 hour long stories were told through visuals only. Over the years a language was created – the cinematic language – with its own syntax, grammar and idiom. The job of the Cinematographer is to translate the written word into images – which are the building blocks of Cinema. This Specialization will teach students how to use the visual medium to tell stories.

This Specialization endeavors to inculcate various skills in the students that allow them to become successful Cinematographers.

ASHWINI KAUL(ISC)
Head of Department

Semester II
Specialization Course:

SpecializationCourse CodeCinematography
5FMAC 1201Cinematography Theory I808120
6FMAC 1202Cinematography Practical088240
7FMAC 1203Mise en Scene Project – A02260
Specialization Total81018420

FMAC 1201: Cinematography Theory I

Course Content

Unit I: Job and responsibilities of a Cinematographer
Unit II: Digital Still Camera familiarization
Unit III: Light meter use & Function Theory
Unit IV: Introduction to Electricity & studio power layout methods
Unit V: Framing, Composition & Lensing
Unit VI: Language of Cinema

FMAC 1202: Cinematography Practical I

Course Content

Unit I: 3-point lighting with DSLR Camera.
Unit II: Camera Operation & Focus pulling with Sony D-50 Camera – Studio
Unit III: Operation & Focus pulling with Sony D-50 Camera – Exterior
Unit IV: Set lighting practical with D-50 camera in a studio
Unit V: Color Practical

FMAC 1203: Mise-en-Scene Project – AC

Semester III

SpecializationCourse CodeCinematography
3FMAC 1201Cinematography Theory II808120
4FMAC 1202Cinematography Practical II01010300
5FMAC 1203Location Shoot Project – AC01130
6FMAC 1204Night Shoot Project – AC02260
Specialization Total81321510

FMAC 2101: Cinematography Theory II

Course Content

Unit I: HD Video & Digital Cinematography
Unit II: Digital Post –Production Controls and Workflows
Unit III: Colour Temperature Theory
Unit IV: Introduction to formats: 35mm Motion picture photography
Unit V: Colour Theory
Unit VI: Language of Cinema
Unit VII: Music Video Theory

FMAC 1202: Cinematography Practical II

Course Content

Unit I: Hands on with HD Camera & Recorder – Interior
Unit II: Hands on with HD Camera & Recorder – Exterior
Unit III: Hands on with 35mm Camera – Interior
Unit IV: Hands on with 35mm Camera – Exterior
Unit V: Music Video

FMAC 2103: Location shoot Project – AC

Course Content
Unit I: Students will learn to shoot in a real location with attendant atmospheric issues.

FMAC 2104: Night Shoot Project – AC

Course Content
Unit I: Students will learn to shoot in a night location with attendant atmospheric issues.

Semester IV

SpecializationCourse CodeCinematography
1FMAC 2201Cinematography Theory III40460
2FMAC 2202Cinematography Practical III066180
3FMAC 2203Diploma Film – AC01010300
Specialization Total41620540

FMAC 2201: Cinematography Theory III

Course Content
Students will be given a historical perspective on the Evolution of Non Fiction film. They will study various Modes of Non fiction film making through viewing, studying and analysing classic Non Fiction films both Indian and International.

FMAC 2202: Cinematography Practical III

Course Content
Unit I: Documentary Film Practical – Research and Scripting
Unit II: Documentary Film Production Practical – Pre-Production
Unit III: Documentary Film Production Practical – Production
Unit IV: Documentary Film Production Practical – Post Production
Unit V: Documentary Film Production Practical – Presentation

FMAC 2203: Diploma Film – AC

Course Content
Part I: Pre Production
Part II: Greenlighting
Part III: Production & Post Production
Part V: Wrap and Review