Camera and Video Operation I
Part of this Programme
Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 6
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
168 | 60
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Technical terminology of the audiovisual medium in the field of image capture and direct sound capture in digital recording cameras. The functions of an imaging team in a shooting environment for fiction. Handling the camera. With application of theoretical knowledge acquired in the field of audiovisual language. Application of different scales of plans for fictional content. The composition of image and camera movements. The different genres and narrative styles using the image and that will be applied in group work in the construction of a short film. The origin of the image in the pre-cinema and the subsequent arrival to the cinema.
To grasp the fundamental concepts of audiovisual terminology and apply the acquired knowledge. To obtain solid knowledge in the handling of the Digital Video camera. Acquire final image interpretation capabilities in the technical domain and know how to control all digital image exposure parameters. The techniques of capturing images for a cinematic narrative such as the techniques of covering scenes for a fictional film. The meaning and symbology of the various plans and camera movements to be applied in the short film transversal to several curricular units.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Be able to evaluate the image quality in the theoretical and practical field. Know how to distinguish technical concepts such as exposure, sharpness, depth of field among other image capture parameters. To be able to manipulate the camera in the field of image composition such as knowing and mastering the different scales of plan for application in a cinematographic narrative. Be able to interpret the light conditions on the ground and use them appropriately according to the exposure parameters. Ability to use linguistic / aesthetic concepts and terminology of audiovisual language at a theoretical and practical level.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
The sessions will be held in a theoretical and practical mix. There is a theoretical component accompanied by a practical component. Continuous evaluation, in force of the absence regime. Theoretical frequency with teachers' joint subjects; evaluation of the work transversal to the various Uc¿s; Exercise evaluation done in class.
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