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Introduction to Cinematography

The objective of this course is to approach the art of cinematography mainly from a practical perspective as well as from a theoretical one.

Category:

Course Venue

Thessaloniki, Greece


Content Areas
  • Innovative learning and teaching practices

Topics

Cinematography


Potential Participants

Educator , Staff/Professional , Youth Learner , Disadvantaged Learner


Course Duration (in days)

5


Next Available Course

May 2024



Organised by

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Language(s)

other , English


Other Languages

Greek

Description

The Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki welcomes you to the “Introduction to Cinematography”, a Twenty four hour online course via e-learning.

The Director of the Program is (Panayiotis Salapatas, Associate Professor, School of Film, Facculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Panayiotis (Peter) Salapatas is also a practicing profsesional and a member of the G.S.C (Greek Society of Cinematographers).

Participation fees/Discount

The cost of the program  is 270 euros.

Application

Candidates submit the application form online.

Each application has to be accompanied by the following document or copies:

1.              A short biographical note

2.             Any certificates pertaining to the course

3.             Any films that the participant has made


Tentative Program & Schedule

Upon completion of this course the student will be awarded 2 ECTS.

Course of the Program (12 thematic unities)

All thematic unities are 2 hours each.

#1 LensesTypes of lenses and ways they influence/support the story
#2 CamerasSensor, Camera positions, Monitors, Framing         

ASSIGMENT 1

#3 LIGHT part 1What is light, Natural vs Artificial, Four aspects of light. Ways to control light.
#4 LIGHT part 2Three point lighting, Lighting ratios, Measuring light, How does light support the story and bring forth the inner world of the character.                   

ASSIGMENT  2

#5 The shooting processWorking with the director, Ways to approach a scene, Moving the camera, Master shots, Close ups.
#6 The Long TakeExamples from world cinema, How can the long take support the story   

ASSIGMENT 3

#7 Cinematic Space part 1Different kinds of cinematic spaces
#8 Cinematic Space part 2Continuation of part 1. Controlling the lines, color and rythm of a scene.

ASSIGMENT 4

#9  Painting and CinemaThe relationship between cinema and painting.

ASSIGMENT 5

#10 Image semiotics. Denotation and connotationHow a photo or an audiovisual piece produces meaning and how it is related to the cultural context.
#11 Semiotics: Narration and MythHow does narration and the audiovisual choices create a myth around characters and objects.

ASSIGMENT 6

#12 Zen and the art of cinematographyWays a cinematographer understand the shot/sequence. Way she/she relates to the story.

 

There are 6 assigments for the whole course which will be given in class and which are related to each thematic unity. Each assigment will not take more then two to three hours to complete. There will also be given two online quizes for revision purposes.

In addition at the end of the cycle a short film (2 or three minutes)  or a photostory  (max 15 photographs) will be required.


Expected Outcome

The objective of this online course is to approach the art of cinematography mainly from a practical perspective as well as from a theoretical one.

Upon completion of the course, participants will: understand the basic principles of cinematography, communicate easier with the directors, understand the history of cinematography and use it to design their films.  A number of excercises/assigments will be given for each thematic unity. Assigments will be discussed during the class.


Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

For the successful completion of the program, the participants should:

A)     have attended all the teaching units. Absences may not exceed 10% of the scheduled training hours.

B)      have passed the exams or (περιγράψτε τον τρόπο εξέτασης και βαθμολόγησης)

C)      have paid all the tuition fees by one month into the course

Participants, who have attended but not completed successfully, will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.



Venue address

Etnikis Aminis Avenue
AUTH Central CAMPUS
54621 Thessaloniki
Greece


How to Apply

For further information, please contact: Panayiotis salapatas at psalapatas@film.auth.gr 


Participation Fee

€ 270


ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI


Address

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki Greece

Website URL

https://www.auth.gr/en/university/

Contact persons

Prof. George K. Zarifis (Faculty of Philosophy) gzarifis@edlit.auth.gr gkzarifis@yahoo.com