General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course should give a profound understanding of videophotography and the equipment used in all working stages of producing a film.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to have knowledge in the formational and technical basics of video production.

Course contents

Components of the video camera, video technology, handling of the video camera, basics of picture language, use of editing equipment, basics of editing. Short introduction to illumination.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Computer knowledge, Photography and digital imagery

Recommended or required reading

Roy Thompson: Grammar of the Shot. Focal Press 1995. Fauer, Jon: Dvcam A practical guide to the professional system. Focal Press 2001. Zettl, Herbert: Video basics 4. Belmont Wadsworth cop. 2004. Ward, Peter: Digital video camerawork. Oxford Focal 2001. Jackman, John: Lightning for Digital Video & Television. CMP Books 2002.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 35 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 15 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 13 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


Scherbakov-Parland Andrej


Shcherbakov Andrey

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-05-31

Assessment methods

2014-05-31 - Reports and productions

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