RTV500 - Advanced Camera and Lighting

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Subject Title
Advanced Camera and Lighting

Subject Description
This subject is designed to refine the student's lighting skills for video and television production. The emphasis is placed on advanced field and studio lighting techniques. Through in-depth study of how light interacts with various lensing combinations and equipment, in-class demonstrations, and practical assignments, students will gain a more refined understanding and practical knowledge of how to light in situations ranging from interviews to dramatic productions.

Pre-requisites: RTV 200 and RTV 362.

Credit Status
Broadcasting - Television Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


1. Identify and apply the principles of lighting for video and television.

1. Differentiate between different types of lighting and grip equipment.

2. Differentiate and select appropriate equipment to achieve a desired effect.

3. Measure light levels using both "lux" and "foot-candles".

4. Manipulate light colour to affect the mood of a scene.

5. Combine different lens, light level, and filtration variables to produce desired and appropriate images.

6. Apply the theory of motivated lighting.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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