CINEMATOGRAPHY - 2017/8

Module code: FVP2004

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

PRATT S Mrs (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W620

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1 - FILM TECHNIQUES ASSIGNMENT 20%
Coursework COURSEWORK 2 - FILM AND LIGHTING ASSIGNMENT 30%
Coursework COURSEWORK 3 - CINEMATOGRAPHY PROJECT 50%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Video fundamentals A (pre-requisite) Film Production (pre-requisite)

Module overview

This module will develop filming and lighting skills for digital film production. The module develops a professional approach to using industry standard equipment. These range from developing craft skills to understanding the camera technology and recording formats 

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Cinematography and digital film cameras
Practical camera operations and terminology
Demonstrtion of a variety of grip equipment
Lighting basics
Lighting for genres
Location and studio-based shoots
Production management
Safety in location and film shoots
Power and lighting
Postproduction workflow
Working and etiquette on a film drama set
The role of the D.I.T (digital imaging technician)
Sound recording for film

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 student’s individual skills with cameras and lighting with industry professionals.

The learning and teaching methods include:


One two-hour lecture per week (weeks 1 – 11)
Six three-hour workshops given by teaching staff and visiting professionals
Guided reading

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills and theoretical understanding of video in film and TV through the planning and execution a variety of project.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework 1 – (addresses learning outcomes 1-3).
Coursework 2 – (addresses learning outcomes 1 – 8)
Coursework 3 – (addresses learning outcomes 1 – 8)


Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and through practical workshops.

Feedback

Students receive written feedback on their coursework and verbal feedback on their practical work throughout the module.

Reading list

Reading list for CINEMATOGRAPHY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvp2004

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.