Lights, lens, mics

15 points

Not offered 2023

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This course introduces students to the basic principles of light and sound as they are employed in film production. Students will acquire the necessary skills and gain practical experience with operating lights, camera and sound equipment through a series of exercises and the production of a short project. They will also learn about the development of the technology of film, ranging from the camera obscura and the invention of synchronous sound to digital cameras, smartphone, gimbals, and GoPros and drones. Topics covered include focus and filters, lens length, lighting set up, moving the camera, types and functions of microphones, sound recording technology and location mixing.