DISC211-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Lights, lens, mics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

This course introduces students to the basic principles of light and sound as they are employed in film production. Students will acquire the necessary skills and gain practical experience with operating lights, camera and sound equipment through a series of exercises and the production of a short project. They will also learn about the development of the technology of film, ranging from the camera obscura and the invention of synchronous sound to digital cameras, smartphone, gimbals, and GoPros and drones. Topics covered include focus and filters, lens length, lighting set up, moving the camera, types and functions of microphones, sound recording technology and location mixing.

Prerequisites

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Otakaro 236 L2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Otakaro 137
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Otakaro 137
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Otakaro 137
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

John Chrisstoffels

Lecturer

Jim Marbrook

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Still Sequence 01 Mar 2024 5%
Mockumentary 28 Mar 2024 20%
Creative Camera and Sound 15 Apr 2024 20% 90 second short film
Technical and Health and Safety 10% Due week 8 in workshops
The Intruder 24 May 2024 45%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $6,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Creative and Digital Arts .

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