SYLLABUS >> syll-nflm3515-sp17 (revised Feb 9, 2017)


Fall 2016

Course Title: Cinematography and Lighting, NFLM 3515-B, CRN 6112
Class Meeting Schedule: Thursday, 7 – 9:45 pm
Room:  6 E. 16th Street, Room D-609/610
Instructor: Cecilia Dougherty
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Course Description
Students explore theoretical and practical elements of cinematography with an emphasis on lighting and cinematographic language. While learning techniques of studio and location lighting, students also study historical and contemporary trends and styles. Theoretical and technical topics include operation and characteristics of cameras, lenses, accessory camera equipment, lighting, composition, digital compression, and exposure (in-camera tools like histograms as well as light meters). Professional techniques for altering the look of a film are demonstrated and discussed. Practical tests and scenes are shot with an eye towards solving practical problems and achieving a visual strategy.

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Cecilia Dougherty
is a video artist and filmmaker, a writer, and a philosopher. She has been making experimental videos since 1985, and her themes have been largely about psychology, language, sexuality, outsider interpretations of popular culture, and the workings of consumer culture in everyday life. Her film and video works have screened extensively in the US and abroad, most recently in “Art of the Real” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY, “History of Sexuality” at the New Museum, NY, and “Time/Image” at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston. Other venues presenting her work in previous years include the New York Film Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Light Industry, Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Irish Film Center, Dublin, the Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, and many others. Dougherty’s work in moving image extends to animations for iPod and multi-channel video installations. Dougherty is a photographer as well, concentrating chiefly on space, place, and the nodal points that connect the myriad and changing elements of daily life. She holds an MFA in Performance and Video, and a PhD in Media Philosophy. My cv is here > cdoughertycv-web 

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