Cinematographer's Influence

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311CIN ZK 2 2T English winter and summer

Subject guarantor

Michael GAHUT

Name of lecturer(s)

Michael GAHUT

Learning outcomes of the course unit

At the end of the course students will understand:

-Basic exponometric (photometric) methods

-Advantages and disadvantages of various methods in movie making

-What is the „correct exposure“ and exposure latitude from a technical as well as an aesthetical point of view

-Limitations and differences of decided methods. Phenomena in TV technology

-Methods of exposure control

-Different postproduction technologies (printing, telecine, transfer)

-Possibilities in the technical processes. The craft's potential elevation to an aesthetic art form

Mode of study

lecture, screening, discussion

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

This course explores the cinematographer’s craft in the fields of exponometry, processing and other postproduction technologies. Over the course of the semester we will analyze the various exponometric (photometric) methods and their effectiveness in changing the aesthetics of the cinematographic image. The format of this course is lecture/seminar; students will receive courses in theory in addition to practical assignments.

Recommended or required reading

The essential reference guide for filmmakers. Eastman Kodak Company, 2007. [online]

Assessment methods and criteria

Minimum attendance + 70%, evaluation will be based on attendance, class activity and the practical colloquial examination.

The course grade will be calculated as follows:

Attendance and class activity 40%

Practical colloquial examination 60%


No internships or professional practice required.

Schedule for winter semester 2021/2022:

room 241
Room No. 3

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 18:10–19:45 Michael GAHUT Room No. 3
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2021/2022:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans