Class Schedule

DATE, LECTURE, ASSIGNMENT, VIEWING, READING AND HOMEWORK
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February 13, 2013

Lecture:     Introduction of each other.
Science of light, Genres of Movies, Hollywood lighting equipment

Homework:     Read Chapter 1 , “Let There Be Lighting”
Bring in any project you worked on in the last year to show for February 20
Go to Wikipedia.org – Look up Key Light, Rembrandt, ANSI code
Write the definitions on paper, cross reference with one other source definition of the same term. Turn in both with reference to the sites used. (Same assignment for each Wikipedia assignment for the duration of the course)
Go to Ixquick.com – “Rembrandt” to see some of his works, print one
Go to hardware store Make a list of light bulbs in wattages from 25 to 100
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February 20, 2013

Lecture:     Three Point Lighting, Key, Kicker, Back Light, Fill Light
Alternative lighting, The portable wooden grid system, The spreader
Introduce ANSI code for light bulbs
Pick final project Groups

Homework:     Read Chapter 3, “Let There Be Lighting”
Find and bring to class Sept 16 two light bounce items.
Bring in favorite movie scene for Sept. 16 discussions.
Be prepared to discuss with assessment of scene for lighting effects.
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February 27, 2013

Lecture:      The “6” possible positions of the Key light
View Tightrope, Cinderella Man
Light class subjects like the scenes in these movies.

Homework:     Go to Wikipedia.org – look up Grip, Director of Photography, Gaffer
Shoot something, video or stills, showing the six positions of the Key light.
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March 6, 2013

Lecture:     Who Does What, Crew, Screen Credits, Camera, Lighting, Grip etc.
Start lecture with the screen credits roll from Titanic

Homework:     Read Chapters 4 & 5, “Let There Be Lighting”
Go to Wikipedia.org – look up Shutter Speed, Inverse Square law
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March 13, 2013

Lecture:      The measurements of the camera, f-stop, foot candles, shutter-speed
Light meter, Film and Digital Latitudes

Homework:     Go to Wikipedia.org – look up Thin lens formula, focal length (lens), f-stop
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March 20, 2013

Lecture:     Mechanics of the camera lens, Filters (ND, 85, some cool ones)
Chose “Final” groups

Homework:     Read Chapter 3, “Let There Be Lighting”
Go to Wikipedia.org – look up Digital Camera
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March 27, 2013

Lecture:     What the camera can do. The 3 D Frame. How to Plan the Final Project

Homework:     Find, View and bring to class one Comedy and one Drama Choose a scene to discuss
Go to Wikipedia.org – look up Film stock, ASA, Tungsten, Daylight
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April 3, 2013

Lecture:     Compare movies digital and film, discuss differences

Homework:    Read Chapter 6, “Let There Be Lighting”
Go to Wikipedia.org – look up ohm, watt, volt, electricity, electrocute
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April 10, 2013  – class not in session
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April 17, 2013

Lecture:     The basics of wiring, procedures and precautions

Homework:      Read Chapter 7, “Let There Be Lighting”
Go to Wikipedia.org – look up resistance, multi strand wire, and single  strand wire

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April 24, 2013

Lecture:     Building fixtures, shopping list, who sells what
Work on final projects

Homework:     Do tests for final project using lights built for class, be prepared to present data and video work
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May 1, 2013

Lecture:     Testing fixtures, light meter, volt meter, camera

Homework:     Work on Final in groups. Decide:
1) What you are shooting, a rudimentary script
2) Where you are shooting, location
3) Why you are shooting, what is the motivation?
4) Goal in shooting, what you want to achieve
5) Motivation for scenes

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May 8, 2013

Lecture:     Present the Final Projects by group
1) What you are shooting, a rudimentary script
2) Where you are shooting, location
3) Why you are shooting, what is the motivation?
4) Goal in shooting, what you want to achieve
5) Motivation for scenes

Homework:     Find a “Turkey” for November 23 class
Work on final in groups.
Read Chapter 8, “Let There Be Lighting”
Go to Wikipedia.org – look up Ambient, story board, scout
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May 15, 2013

Lecture:     What is a Practical scout?
Look around the school for locations and power.
Shoot some of the locations.

Homework:     Work on Final in groups
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May 22, 2013
Discuss projects from practical applications
How did scouting locations help?
How did planning the lighting help?
One good change you will make on “next project”.
Discuss Finals: Editing, Presentation, Format of presentation
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May 29, 2013
Discuss the ideas covered in class that helped in your production.
Suggestions for change for the future classes that will improve the flow and
learning in the class.
Present Early Finals
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June 5, 2013

Present Finals
Entire group required to be present and participate in final presentation in
front of class. There will be a question and answer period after your
presentation.