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.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.