Course Description: The course is designed to give the foundation for building of fundamentals of Cinematography…the Art and Craft of executing Motion Picture Imaging. It starts with Still Photography. It takes you step by step into appreciating and practicing the principles of visual design which govern any ‘still image.’ The key concepts practiced here are framing, composition and visual literacy. Students also learn the basic of a digital still image in terms of exposure, optics and the digital science. They go through the history of visual art culminating with the photo chemical photography and its gradual marginalization into a pure art form.
The second half of first semester is devoted to laying foundation of high end Motion Picture Imaging for use in film making.