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Basic Camerawork and Lighting


  • Part Time
  • CityVarsity Provider Programme

Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing and not registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

*Course start dates and tuition fees are subject to change. 

DESCRIPTION

The course is designed to give students a solid grounding in video and film camera theory and operation, and in lighting for video. This is a practically orientated course aimed at equipping the enthusiastic amateur, or the would-be pro with the basic theory and skills necessary to create a quality video product. Practical projects will be carried out under the supervision of the lecturer.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone interested in learning more about successfully recording images onto video and film.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in English
  • Grade 12’s preferred

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The course will provide valuable knowledge and skills to self-produce work and improve suitability for industry entry-level positions.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The crew
  • Formats
  • The camera - digital
  • Lens
  • Camera support equipment
  • Composition and the frame
  • Designing shots, visual vocabulary
  • Characteristics of light
  • Filters and gels
  • Light meters and their use
  • Light sources and their uses
  • Grip and electric equipment
  • Lighting setups

DURATION

  • 24 Hours 

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the CityVarsity Certificate of Proficiency in Basic Camerawork and Lighting. 

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