Course Code: FMPS 3802
Academic Year: 2022-2023
In concert with writing, directing and editing cinematography is a creative and technical cornerstone of the filmmaking process. This course offers a focused, critical survey of the artistic and technical aspects of the craft. While studying and deconstructing the work of genre defining cinematographers, students analyze conceptual theories and apply them to their own work. Students examine and define traditional constructs of fiction and documentary cinematography as well as the dialectic between natural and stylized approaches to representation. They examine the collaborative relationship between the cinematographer, the director and the production designer as well as the role and function of each member of the camera department. Theoretical and historical analysis of the craft is balanced with specialized practical workshops that investigate digital workflow and image control; camera and lens systems; location and studio production techniques.