PMA 4420

PMA 4420

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

An introduction to motion picture photography through the fundamental tools and principles of cinematography. Students will learn the art of creating images that support and enhance story. Through lectures, discussions, guests and screenings, students will acquire an appreciation of the art form. Throughout the semester students will learn the language of image construction, as well as analysis and deconstruction.  Students will learn how to crew together, through weekly collaborative exercises and projects using both film and digital cameras. They will explore the principles and tools of lighting and camera techniques, covering topics such as people, environment, spatial relationships, movement, color, and continuity. Students are expected to fulfill roles (cinematographer, gaffer, assistant camera, etc.) outside of class for the films in PMA 4585: Advanced Filmmaking. 

When Offered Spring.

Fees Course fee: $150. Students may be required to purchase additional supplies and materials as determined by the instructor (est $300).
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 12 students. Enrollment preference given to: PMA majors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite or corequisite: PMA 3570.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Course Subfield (AU)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8986 PMA 4420   STU 501