COM 3560

 

Short Film:  Camera Techniques

 

Each of you will plan and shoot individually a one-roll (3 minute) 16 mm film.   Style and subject matter will be up to you.  The film's main purpose is to plan and practice basic camera operations, including:  proper exposures for indoor and outdoor available light; smooth, controlled camera movements (pans, tilts and tracking shots); effective camera angle, height, and distance; proper focus; and effective compositional balance.  Planning is important here since you will film each shot in a pre-determined order, editing in camera.

 

Treatment and script:  Due 9/17

 

Order film stock 9/22

 

Schedule shooting between 9/29 and 10/3

 

Footage DUE for in-class screening 10/13

 

The assignment is worth 25 points:

 

     Treatment:  2 pts.

     Script:     3 pts.

     Footage:   20 pts.

 

 

(We will go over using cameras and light meters before the shooting stage of this project begins.)