Cinematography: Crafting the Moving Image


Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

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What makes a beautiful image?  What images best tell a story?  What separates phone vids from Iron Man ?

We will watch films, seminar around films, and create our own moving images.  We will cover the art, technology and technique of the moving image.  We will study how lighting, composition, and camera placement all affect and reflect the story, characters and landscapes that we capture.  We will spend a significant amount of time working with cameras and watching our own creations as a group, plus a few field trips to Seattle and/or Portland to look at the tools and resources used by professional image creators.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Media Studies Filmmaking

Academic Website

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: M-Th 5-9pm


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Special Expenses

Students should be prepared to pay for at least two movie tickets, and potentially for materials enhance class exercises.


Date Revision
May 23rd, 2014 Increased seats to 25 maximum.

Registration Information

Credits: 8 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Number

First Session (8 credits): 40027

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