ArtART153 Still to Moving: Topics in Cinematography for Artists

The natural evolution from still image making to motion picture image making is at the heart of this course as students look at this evolution from a historical, social, conceptual, and technical perspective. Artists who have been primarily working in still photography will learn to transition to visual storytelling through the lens of cinematography by addressing the technical requirements necessary to create motion pictures. Advanced discussions on film and digital formats, quality and quantity of light, exposure, composition, movement, camera support systems, and coverage for post-production will be explored through a combination of screenings, assignments, and readings. Students are billed a materials fee.


Prerequisite(s): ART 20I; and two courses from ART 15, ART 20G, ART 20H, ART 20J, ART 20K, ART 20L, ART 26. Plus one course from ART 150 or ART 156. Enrollment is restricted to art majors.



Quarter offered



Y. Harris

Repeatable for credit