This is an introduction to DSLR camera formats, its functions and settings including white balance, exposure, card formats etc.
This course covers camera formats, video signals, exposure, depth of field, lens types, filters and sound to camera ratios.
Students are introduced to different lights and their uses, colour temps and colour plates. Measuring light and contrast ratios, how to work with monitors and light for high key and low key applications Students will edit a lighting exercise for lighting continuity.
Students learn the basics of Editing with Final Cut Pro Learn to cut various exercises for lighting continuity and how shooting affects cutting for drama and documentary production.
Through various exercises students develop compositional and framing skills as well as camera movement techniques.
This course covers the roles of the camera crew and working protocols,chain of command, the role of the Camera Asst and focus puller and working with the sound crew. Students will learn how coverage/shot types are used in drama and shoot and edit a production.
This series of lectures introduces students to different lighting styles and genres, as well as the work of leading DOPs.
Students work on a variety of Interior lighting set-ups both on location and in the studio, use a wide variety of lights and gain knowledge of balancing daylight and interior lighting, lighting multiple characters and the use of large lights.
Students gain working knowledge of the film format through lectures detailing the make up of film stock, exposure, the role of the lab and learn the practical application of magazine loading. Students will also visit a film camera company going over 35mm package and testing and a post-production facility to gain knowledge of colour timing.
This is a series of lectures given by a Director, Producer and Art Director outlining the interaction of the DOP and camera department to the specific production areas.
Students shoot a variety of hand held documentary camera and sound exercises, learn and apply the use of practicals and simple lighting set-ups used in small crew production.Students will edit their Documentary exercise.
Students learn to light a variety of different exterior set-ups including how to shoot a night scene and car interior lighting.
Students learn to light for green screen, shoot for interval recording, stop motion and motion capture techniques
Students shoot their final projects and crew on other class members projects.
Student graduation projects are viewed and critiqued by Instructors.
A series of Industry practioners speak about their work and experiences. How to find work will also be addressed.
Developed by film professionals, this course is an overview of BCs expanding film industry; it is also a requirement before becoming a member of most labour unions. Course topics include the structure of the BC film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, and communication skills. Notes: Held at main campus. You may take this course if you are 18 years of age and have completed High school. Certificates are issued by ActSafe, not Langara College and will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks of completion of the course. Please ensure your name is registered correctly and provide an accurate mailing address.