Checking date: 10/07/2020


Course: 2020/2021

Camera Directing
(13541)
Study: Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (211)


Coordinating teacher: BENITEZ IGLESIAS, ANTONIO JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

Course:
Semester:




Students are expected to have completed
Practical course with an extensive use of production and postproduction facilities and software, sound equipment and video cameras. Basic knowledge of technical aspects of filmmaking is recommended.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
¿ Knowledge of the basic skills of a film director of photography. ¿ Understanding of the film crew functions particularly in the cinematography department. ¿ Capacity and ability to clearly communicate visual language decisions taken in filmmaking. ¿ Capacity and ability to distinguish and identify available techniques as a director of photography for a film shoot. ¿ Ability to develop strategies in the direction of creative work during filming.
Description of contents: programme
Course Description: An intensive theoretical and practical study of the craft of directing for camera in film and television, independent filmmaking and audiovisual creation with emphasis on developing creative camera proficiency. The course will provide analysis of contemporary visual narrative and non-narrative constructions that will be applied in the production of in-class practical exercises to develop technical and aesthetic notions for audiovisual production and postproduction. Each student will complete a final short video project applying the concepts developed during the course.
Learning activities and methodology
Professor: Bruno Lazaro Theoretical and practical content as well as the available study materials. Individual and group exercises. All instruction will be online using interactive tools. Each student will complete exercises that encompass preproduction, camera work and editing. The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Christopher Kenworthy. Master Shots: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on. Michael Wiese Productions. 2009
  • Jacqueline B. Frost. Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration. Michael Wiese Productions. 2009
  • Jeremy Vineyard, Jose Cruz . Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know. Michael Wiese Productions. 2008
  • Karl Reisz, Gavin Millar. The Technique of Film Editing. Elsevier/Focal Press. 2009
  • MACKENDRICK, Alexander. "On Film Making. Manual de escritura y realización cinematográfica". Jaguar. 2013
  • RABIGER, MICHAEL. Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics. Screencraft Series Focal Press. 2008
  • Richard D. Pepperman . Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films. Michael Wiese Productions. 2005
  • UTRAY, F., ARMENTEROS, M. BENÍTEZ, A.J.. Postproducción Digital: una perspectiva contemporánea. Dykinson. 2015
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • BROWN, Blain.. Motion Picture and Video Lighting.. Newton, MA: Focal Press..
  • Christopher Kenworthy. Master Shots: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on. Michael Wiese Productions. 2009
  • Jeremy Vineyard, Jose Cruz . Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know. Michael Wiese Productions. 2008
  • KINGDOM, Tom. Total Directing: Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television.. Silman James Press..
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.