Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitrios Theodoropoulos
Course ID280006016

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Film Studies (2009-2013)

Registered students: 46
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses beloging to the selected specialization846

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The discipline offered in Cinematography is structured around nine thematic courses that deal with technique, aesthetics, the history and the evolution of moving images, as far as direction of photography is concerned. We emphasize on the narrative possibilities that arise from the creative use of composition, lighting and camera movement. The cinematography courses are based on artistic classes with a workshop approach, dealing with shooting techniques through exercises that apply, a practical training experience on camera composition and movement as well as lighting. Lessons are structured and presented by directors of photography, Lecturer Panos Salapatas and Ass. Professor Dimitris Theodoropoulos. There are useful information and notes about the department and the courses both on the e-blackboard platform offered by AUTH and the instructors’ web sites: & More on the required exercises and a brief description of the 4th year courses: fine-arts-film-department.html
Learning Outcomes
After completing this course the participating students will gain an important initial experience in cinematography matters, that hopefully will help them emphasising even more, having followed all four courses that form the 4th academic year's approach.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Use of HD and motion picture cameras (film). A creative use of all the techniques acquired on previous semesters through the shooting on film and HD, of exercises focusing on lighting and composition. An original scene has to be shot in a confined space such as a car or a phone booth, based on an unfinished project by Orson Welles, included in the documentary, Orson Welles one man band, 1995
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description The above lincs offer information regarding aesthetics, technological & artistic achievements as well as information regarding various aspects of contemporary cinematography matters, while emphasising into the past and future techniques and possibilities offered by cinema
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301
Artistic Workshop150.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities150.5
Artistic creation150.5
Student Assessment
Project 100%
Student Assessment methods
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Θεοδωρόπουλος Δ., Το Φως στον Ελληνικό Κινηματογράφο, Αιγόκερως, 2009. • Ecco Umberto, Ιστορία της ασχήμιας, Καστανιώτης, 2004. • Χάρης Σαββόπουλος, Ερμηνείες του πραγματικού. H σύγχρονη τέχνη στη δεκαετία του 1980, Πλέθρον, 2009 • Παπαστάθης Λάκης, Όταν ο Δαμιανός γύριζε την Ευδοκία, Πατάκης, 2006. • Κουνέλλης Γιάννης, Λιμναία Οδύσσεια, Άγρα, 1991 • Siety Emmanuel, Το πλάνο, Πατάκης, 2007. • Σκοπετέας Γιάννης, Η βιντεοκάμερα και η οπτικοακουστική καταγραφή, εκδόσεις περιοδικού Φωτογράφος, 2010. • Zettl Herbert, Εφαρμοσμένη Αισθητική στην Τηλεόραση και τον Κινηματογράφο: Εικόνα, Ηχος, Κίνηση, Γ. Παροίκος & ΣΙΑ ΕΕ, 1999.
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