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

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
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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