Camera & Lighting Techniques - Lighting Films and Television are a medium of the camera because all techniques of screen presentation are related to it. Using the camera is a highly creative job. The training of a cameraperson has to users understanding the potential of the equipment as well as developing artistic bent of mind. A good cameraperson has to possess a keen pictorial sense together with manual dexterity and coordination. Lighting in television and films is much more than just making things visible. The objective of television and film lighting is to illuminate the scene to produce a good quality as well as a pleasing picture. Lighting for films and television is an art which is best learnt by doing. Television is a highly technical medium. Technological advances are resulting in availability of new equipment to provide better quality pictures every now and then. The AAFT training course in Camera and Lighting Techniques prepares the student through carefully designed practical exercises and theoretical instructions to learn to use the camera and the lights as a persuasive production tools as well as to handle the ever-changing equipment with confidence. The students are provided with the professional grade analog and digital television cameras during the training as well as the production exercises. They are also made familiar with the operation and use of the movie camera. During the training period, the students of this course are also required to do the camera and lighting work as a camera-person and lighting director of several television production exercises.
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