CINEMATOGRAPHY - 2020/1
Module code: FVP2004
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The module encourages a cinematic approach to develop the narrative and mood of film productions. The students will advance their editing skills and expand their post production techniques to produce high quality drama. At the core of the module is the opportunity to use professional film cameras and grip equipment, sound recording and lighting to turn ideas into high quality productions. The module adopts professional set etiquette for location filming so students can work competently and safely in film sets.
Music and Media
PRATT Susan (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: W620
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Video fundamentals A or equivalent (pre-requisite) Film Production or equivalent (pre-requisite) Not available for exchange Students
Indicative content includes:
- Digital film cameras
- Practical camera operations and terminology
- Demonstration of a variety of grip equipment
- Lighting basics
- film genres
- Production management
- Safety in location and film shoots
- Pace of the edit and conveying your message in the edit
- Colour grading in an edit
- Working on a film drama
- Sound recording for film
- Recording formats
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 1 - Cinematography and the edit||30|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 2 - Cinematography assignment 2||20|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 3 - CIinematography Project||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills and theoretical understanding of cinematography practice through the planning and execution a variety of projects
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Coursework 1 – Cinematography and the edit projects will be set during the term
- Coursework 2 – Cinematography assignment 2 will be set during the term
- Coursework 3 – Cinematography project brings together all the skills developed in the module to produce a final filmed production including all production documentation and a short report. Students will also assist on other students’ films and their contribution to the other project will be included in the final grade.
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout practical workshops.
Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module.
- Develop technical and cinematography skills in professional digital film capture
- Expand lighting techniques for film and television
- Introduce professional use and operation of camera grip equipment
- Apply editing principals and expand post production skills
- Give experience of production planning and management
- Introduce location filming roles on set and their responsibilities
|001||Demonstrate skills and knowledge in camera operation||KCP|
|002||Exhibit cinematic skills and techniques in final productions||KCP|
|003||Demonstrate lighting technique||KCP|
|004||Display editing techniques that echo the narrative and genre||KCP|
|005||Complete location production and pre-production paperwork||KC|
|006||Apply set etiquette in own productions and adopt professional skills to the production and crew roles||KCP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 26
Independent Study Hours: 112
Lecture Hours: 12
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: further develop theory and practice in cinematography, using both lectures and workshop sessions to develop the students individuals skills with cameras and lighting with industry professionals.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 11 two-hour lectures
- 18 hour workshops given by teaching staff, visiting professionals or visits to industry
- Guided reading and online resources
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for CINEMATOGRAPHY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvp2004
Programmes this module appears in
|Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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