Certificate in Camera Operator

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Ms. Chinu Bohidar

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Certificate in Camera Operator

Course Objectives

  • This course teaches the technical skills and creative principles
    required for single camera ('film style') video field shooting and production
  • The student will gain experience in planning and shooting
  • Entertainment- and/or information-based video projects
  • The course will provide hands-on skills in audio, video recording technology, composition, lighting and production

Learning Outcomes

  • Improve skills in contemporary video technology and operation of cameras, audio, lighting and other television production equipment
  • Achieve critical appreciation for the aesthetics of sound and image production
  • Improve literacy in film and video, including shot composition and projects
  • Develop or improve skills in digital nonlinear post-production

Course Syllabus

Module: I

Introduction to Camera, how a camera works

Role of a Camera Operator in different field 

Camera Settings, setting a DSLR, Setting a camcorder

 

Module: II

Camera Aesthetics

Introduction to Photography Compositions, Good and Bad composition 

Single and Multi-camera Set Up 

 

Module: III

Dynamics of Videography

Lens Management, uses and features of lenses

Types of Basic Shots and their uses

Camera Angles and its impact and effects 

Camera Basic Movements and creative shots 

Type of Lenses: Zoom, Telephoto, Micro and prime lenses  

 

Module: IV

Photography Design

Introduction to Lighting

Basic of light, Three Point Lighting 

Every Photographer must know

Use of artificial and natural light for your Photography Camera filters and colour Temperature

Project Lists

1.Video Documentary

2. Short Film

3.Video Project

4.Feature story

 

References

Chris Gatcum: The Beginner's Photography Guide

Harris Watts: On Camera How to Produce Film and Video

J.Kris Malkiewicz: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers Film Lighting

Vishal Diwan: Click You

David Johnston: Landscape Photography Handbook

 

Session Plan

Session: 1

How a camera works

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 2

Practice: Camera Techniques and videography

 

Session: 3

Settings of a Video Camera for videography

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session:4

What is camera lens and their uses

https://youtu.be/HCNKoHj7lj0

 

 

 

Session: 5

Practice: Camera handling Techniques

 

Session: 6

Camera Gain and photography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHCK3uvBS28&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 7

Practice:  Camera Gain and its effects

 

Session: 8

Camera White Balance for better photography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_pml2237k&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 9

Practice: White Balance Practice

 

Session: 10

Camera Black Balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAuZgZMUOfE&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 11

Practice: Black Balance Practice

 

Session: 12

Camera Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfBcto3uqJk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 13

Practice: Practice with Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 14

Camera Aesthetic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQyNDEJx3gc&feature=youtu.be

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 15

Photography Composition and good photography

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session 16

Practice: Good and Bad Composition in photography

 

Session: 17

Camera Aperture

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmMZiD9Hio&t=54s

Practice: Camera shot with the different aperture value

 

Session: 18

Shutter Speed

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLeZEl7mIU

 

Session: 19

Practice: Fast and Slow Shutter Speed and its effects

 

Session: 20

Types of Basic Shots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYf6jssaiVM&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 21

Practice: Rough Camera Shots

 

Session: 22

Camera Angle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtlgsjre5w

 

Session: 23

Practice: Different Camera Angle and their importance

 

Session: 24

Camera Movement

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 25

Practice: Different Camera Movement for creative shot

 

Session: 26

Camera shot: Zoom In and Zoom Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWNXsvZLGk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 27

Practice: Zoom In and Zoom Out Practice with Camera. Smooth transition

 

Session: 28

Basics of Lighting

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session:29

Practice: Setting up your Studio Light, how to set your stage

 

Session: 30

Lit up a scene. The importance of light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKMELqbFjAc&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 31

Practice:   Light Setting of One Subject indoor

 

Session: 32

Practice: Light Setting indoor with cool light

 

Session: 33

Practice: Light Setting with one and multiple subject

 

Session: 34

Types of Light

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 35

Practice: Single Key Light Setting

Camera Filters and Colors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJEDzu0W6KI&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 36

Practice: Two Light Setting indoor

 

Session: 37

Colour Balance

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 38

Reflector and Diffuser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE&t=23s

 

 

Session: 39

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Indoor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE

 

Session: 40

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Outdoor

 

Session: 41

Three-Point Lighting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiSxgkGjPro

 

Session: 42

Practice: Three-Point Light Setting Inside Studio

 

Session: 43

Practice: Setting up Light for Serious Scene

 

Session: 44

Practice: Setting up Light for Entertainment Program

Practice: Outdoor Shooting Practice in Day Light  

 

Session: 45

Practice: Setting the Camera in Both Indoor and Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 46

 

How to shoot using your mobile phone

https://studio.youtube.com/video/3EyS2l9WEvM/edit

 

Session: 47

Practice: Shadow Reduction during day light

 

Session: 48

Practice: Shadow Reduction while shooting in day light

 

Session: 50

Practice: Noise Reduction in Light Setting in day and night time

References

Chris Gatcum: The Beginner's Photography Guide

Harris Watts: On Camera How to Produce Film and Video

J.Kris Malkiewicz: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers Film Lighting

Vishal Diwan: Click You

David Johnston: Landscape Photography Handbook

 

Session Plan

Session: 1

How a camera works

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 2

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 3

Settings of a Video Camera

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session:4

What is camera lens

https://youtu.be/HCNKoHj7lj0

 

 

 

Session: 5

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 6

Camera Gain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHCK3uvBS28&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 7

Practice:  Camera Gain and its effects

 

Session: 8

Camera White Balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_pml2237k&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 9

Practice: White Balance Practice

 

Session: 10

Camera Black Balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAuZgZMUOfE&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 11

Practice: Black Balance Practice

 

Session: 12

Camera Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfBcto3uqJk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 13

Practice: Practice with Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 14

Camera Aesthetic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQyNDEJx3gc&feature=youtu.be

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 15

Photography Composition

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session 16

Practice: Good and Bad Composition

 

Session: 17

Camera Aperture

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmMZiD9Hio&t=54s

Practice: Camera shot with the different aperture value

 

Session: 18

Shutter Speed

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLeZEl7mIU

 

Session: 19

Practice: Fast and Slow Shutter Speed and its effects

 

Session: 20

Types of Basic Shots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYf6jssaiVM&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 21

Practice: Rough Camera Shots

 

Session: 22

Camera Angle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtlgsjre5w

 

Session: 23

Practice: Different Camera Angle

 

Session: 24

Camera Movement

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 25

Practice: Different Camera Movement

 

Session: 26

Camera shot: Zoom In and Zoom Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWNXsvZLGk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 27

Practice: Zoom In and Zoom Out Practice with Camera

 

Session: 28

Basics of Lighting

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session:29

Practice: Setting up your Studio Light

 

Session: 30

Lit up a scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKMELqbFjAc&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 31

Practice: Light Setting of One Subject

 

Session: 32

Practice: Light Setting

 

Session: 33

Practice: Light Setting

 

Session: 34

Types of Light

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 35

Practice: Single Key Light Setting

Camera Filters and Colors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJEDzu0W6KI&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 36

Practice: Two Light Setting

 

Session: 37

Colour Balance

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 38

Reflector and Diffuser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE&t=23s

 

 

Session: 39

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Indoor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE

 

Session: 40

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Outdoor

 

Session: 41

Three-Point Lighting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiSxgkGjPro

 

Session: 42

Practice: Three-Point Light Setting Inside Studio

 

Session: 43

Practice: Setting up Light for Serious Scene

 

Session: 44

Practice: Setting up Light for Entertainment Program

Practice: Outdoor Shooting Practice in Day Light  

 

Session: 45

Practice: Setting the Camera in Both Indoor and Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 46

Practice: Camera Setting with Artificial Light

 

Session: 47

Practice: Shadow Reduction

 

Session: 48

Practice: Shadow Reduction

 

Session: 50

Practice: Noise Reduction in Light Setting

References

Chris Gatcum: The Beginner's Photography Guide

Harris Watts: On Camera How to Produce Film and Video

J.Kris Malkiewicz: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers Film Lighting

Vishal Diwan: Click You

David Johnston: Landscape Photography Handbook

 

Session Plan

Session: 1

How a camera works

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 2

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 3

Settings of a Video Camera

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session:4

What is camera lens

https://youtu.be/HCNKoHj7lj0

 

 

 

Session: 5

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 6

Camera Gain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHCK3uvBS28&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 7

Practice:  Camera Gain and its effects

 

Session: 8

Camera White Balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_pml2237k&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 9

Practice: White Balance Practice

 

Session: 10

Camera Black Balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAuZgZMUOfE&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 11

Practice: Black Balance Practice

 

Session: 12

Camera Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfBcto3uqJk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 13

Practice: Practice with Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 14

Camera Aesthetic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQyNDEJx3gc&feature=youtu.be

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 15

Photography Composition

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session 16

Practice: Good and Bad Composition

 

Session: 17

Camera Aperture

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmMZiD9Hio&t=54s

Practice: Camera shot with the different aperture value

 

Session: 18

Shutter Speed

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLeZEl7mIU

 

Session: 19

Practice: Fast and Slow Shutter Speed and its effects

 

Session: 20

Types of Basic Shots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYf6jssaiVM&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 21

Practice: Rough Camera Shots

 

Session: 22

Camera Angle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtlgsjre5w

 

Session: 23

Practice: Different Camera Angle

 

Session: 24

Camera Movement

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 25

Practice: Different Camera Movement

 

Session: 26

Camera shot: Zoom In and Zoom Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWNXsvZLGk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 27

Practice: Zoom In and Zoom Out Practice with Camera

 

Session: 28

Basics of Lighting

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session:29

Practice: Setting up your Studio Light

 

Session: 30

Lit up a scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKMELqbFjAc&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 31

Practice: Light Setting of One Subject

 

Session: 32

Practice: Light Setting

 

Session: 33

Practice: Light Setting

 

Session: 34

Types of Light

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 35

Practice: Single Key Light Setting

Camera Filters and Colors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJEDzu0W6KI&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 36

Practice: Two Light Setting

 

Session: 37

Colour Balance

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 38

Reflector and Diffuser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE&t=23s

 

 

Session: 39

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Indoor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE

 

Session: 40

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Outdoor

 

Session: 41

Three-Point Lighting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiSxgkGjPro

 

Session: 42

Practice: Three-Point Light Setting Inside Studio

 

Session: 43

Practice: Setting up Light for Serious Scene

 

Session: 44

Practice: Setting up Light for Entertainment Program

Practice: Outdoor Shooting Practice in Day Light  

 

Session: 45

Practice: Setting the Camera in Both Indoor and Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 46

Practice: Camera Setting with Artificial Light

 

Session: 47

Practice: Shadow Reduction

 

Session: 48

Practice: Shadow Reduction

 

Session: 50

Practice: Noise Reduction in Light Setting

References

Chris Gatcum: The Beginner's Photography Guide

Harris Watts: On Camera How to Produce Film and Video

J.Kris Malkiewicz: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffers Film Lighting

Vishal Diwan: Click You

David Johnston: Landscape Photography Handbook

 

Session Plan

Session: 1

How a camera works

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 2

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 3

Settings of a Video Camera

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr_gSVjC6o&feature=youtu.be

 

Session:4

What is camera lens

https://youtu.be/HCNKoHj7lj0

 

 

 

Session: 5

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 6

Camera Gain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHCK3uvBS28&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 7

Practice:  Camera Gain and its effects

 

Session: 8

Camera White Balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_pml2237k&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 9

Practice: White Balance Practice

 

Session: 10

Camera Black Balance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAuZgZMUOfE&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 11

Practice: Black Balance Practice

 

Session: 12

Camera Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfBcto3uqJk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 13

Practice: Practice with Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 14

Camera Aesthetic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQyNDEJx3gc&feature=youtu.be

Practice: Camera Techniques

 

Session: 15

Photography Composition

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session 16

Practice: Good and Bad Composition

 

Session: 17

Camera Aperture

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GmMZiD9Hio&t=54s

Practice: Camera shot with the different aperture value

 

Session: 18

Shutter Speed

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfLeZEl7mIU

 

Session: 19

Practice: Fast and Slow Shutter Speed and its effects

 

Session: 20

Types of Basic Shots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYf6jssaiVM&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 21

Practice: Rough Camera Shots

 

Session: 22

Camera Angle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtlgsjre5w

 

Session: 23

Practice: Different Camera Angle

 

Session: 24

Camera Movement

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 25

Practice: Different Camera Movement

 

Session: 26

Camera shot: Zoom In and Zoom Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWNXsvZLGk&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 27

Practice: Zoom In and Zoom Out Practice with Camera

 

Session: 28

Basics of Lighting

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session:29

Practice: Setting up your Studio Light

 

Session: 30

Lit up a scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKMELqbFjAc&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 31

Practice: Light Setting of One Subject

 

Session: 32

Practice: Light Setting

 

Session: 33

Practice: Light Setting

 

Session: 34

Types of Light

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 35

Practice: Single Key Light Setting

Camera Filters and Colors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJEDzu0W6KI&feature=youtu.be

 

Session: 36

Practice: Two Light Setting

 

Session: 37

Colour Balance

http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/2945/2018_Bahinipati-Sharma-Mohanty-Mishra_Camera-Operator.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

Session: 38

Reflector and Diffuser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE&t=23s

 

 

Session: 39

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Indoor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2NWnYY5fIE

 

Session: 40

Practice: Use of Reflector and a Diffuser Outdoor

 

Session: 41

Three-Point Lighting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiSxgkGjPro

 

Session: 42

Practice: Three-Point Light Setting Inside Studio

 

Session: 43

Practice: Setting up Light for Serious Scene

 

Session: 44

Practice: Setting up Light for Entertainment Program

Practice: Outdoor Shooting Practice in Day Light  

 

Session: 45

Practice: Setting the Camera in Both Indoor and Outdoor Shooting

 

Session: 46

Practice: Camera Setting with Artificial Light

 

Session: 47

Practice: Shadow Reduction

 

Session: 48

Practice: Shadow Reduction

 

Session: 50

Practice: Noise Reduction in Light Setting

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