Introduction to camera theory, exposure theory & Balancing the light, Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and Neutral Density. Achieving a shallow depth of field and adjusting colour temperature.
Camera practical. Shoot stills in small groups with long and wide lenses, balancing depth of field, aperture, ISO shutter speed. View results at end of class
Plan and shoot a short mute chronological sequence incorporating six shots.
The invisible cut + dynamic shot sequences.
Introduction to Editing. Assemble shot sequences.
Sound Theory and Practical. Sound waves / Khz & Bit rate
Mechanics of the Microphone & audio capure. Short interview exercise with using sync sound/ clapper – sync Editing on FCPX
Camera skills recap. How to cover a scene effectively. Angles, cutaways, crossing the line. The language and conventions of drama.
Deeper analysis of FCPX. A brief introduction to STORY
Four line dialogue, synch shoot on set in two groups directed by Julian with students as crew and actors. Prepare Pitches for next week
Students Pitch 3 minute idea to be shot on the set in week 7/8
Pre-production starts on A and B
Shoot Film ‘A”
Shoot Film ‘B’. Edit Shoot A
Final Edits on ‘A’ & ‘B’ and Screenings