Film and video depend on a Cinematographer of Director of Photography to help the director translate a script to screen. Cinematographers are visual storytellers and one of the key positions on sets in films, commercials, music videos, episodic television, and more. This class will teach the fundamentals of lighting, camera operation, composition, movement, and film semiotics. Students will make short films using professional cameras and lighting instruments, working individually and collaboratively. Through lectures and presentations, emphasis will be made on historical and contemporary trends in cinematography.
DGMD.1100 Introduction to Digital Media Production, or Permission of Instructor.