Modules for Film Direction and Cinematography

Modules for Film Making:

Video and Film systems:
(1 class)

Aspect Ratio Choices
Standard definition digital formats
High definition digital formats
Choosing a camera
Frame rate
Light meter and exposure control
Camera tests and maintenance

Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen
(2 classes)

Types of shot
Line of Action
The Triangle System
Establishing the Line of Action in different conditions
Cut Away And Bridge Sequences
Crossing the Line of Action
Staging Dialogue Sequences (10 Types)
Floor plans
Choosing lens for a particular shot

Shots with Track and Trolley movements
Understanding gears :
Track and Trolley, Sliders, Crane , Jimmy jibs
Understanding Pan, Trolley, Tracking , Tilt

Continuity : (1 class)

180 Degree Rule
20 Degree Rule
Matching angle
Matching Eye line
Continuity of:

Screenplay and script writing, Shot break down and shooting sequence scheduling (2 classes)

Lensing (2 classes)

Lens Controls: Focusing Ring, Zoom, Zoom Extender, Back focus
Objective Camera
Subjective Camera
Visual design
Camera height
Dramatic blocks and camera angles
(see before you shoot)

Lighting – Part 1  (1 class)

Types of light :
HMI units
Open Face lights
Soft lights
Fluorescent rigs

Adding shape, depth and dimension to a scene by lighting
High key and low key lighting (fill ratio)

Lighting – Part 2 (2 classes)

White Balance
The waveform monitor

How to Light according to the scene:
Flicker effect
Group scene with fire
Science fiction scene
Day for Night lighting
Exposure, ISO and Lighting relationships
Qualities of light: Hue, value, chroma and color temprature

Colour and Filters

Concept of Color
Color Temprature
Filters for Film Cameras

Techniques of Editing (2 classes)

Montage and Parallel Editing
Sync Sound and Counting Time code
Role of Continuity Sheet
Difference between linear and non linear editing
What format or resolution to edit in?
Capturing and organizing your footage
Video filters
Working with – 24p footage, SD, HD, and film
Color Correction
Understanding different Video formats in DSLR

Editing Aesthetics-  Part 2 (1 class)

When to Cut and Why?
Editing: An invisible cut
Editing as choreography
Montage Cutting
Timing, pacing and trajectory phrasing
Tension, release and synchronization
The five major categories of Edit types:
Action edit
Screen Position Edit
Form Edit
Concept Edit
Combined Edit

Sound editing and mixing (2 classes)

On location Sound
Types of mikes:
Omni directional
Directional Microphone
Shot gun microphone
Lapel Microphones
Types of Audio Recorders