Camera Art

55.05.03  Camera Art



Film Cameraman

TV Cameraman

Film Cameraman, TV Cameraman

The operator develops the visual solution of a gaming or documentary film, or a TV program, manages the camera crew and removes audiovisual works. It is the operator who is responsible for the image quality. For this, it is necessary to study the possibilities of modern imaging equipment, lighting and optical devices, digital image processing systems. Ideally, the operator combines the flair of the painter, painter, director’s abilities, and the functions of playwright, editor and editor. It is often necessary for the operator to become an engineer as well, if it is necessary to use non-standard techniques for solving graphic tasks when shooting movies.

The specialist, who received the diploma of the operator, is prepared for creative and production activities in the field of gaming, documentary, scientific cinema, filming of all types of television studio production: television news, advertising, documentary essays, artistic broadcasting, etc. Training in the specialties "TV Cameraman" and "Film cameraman" is much the same, but there are significant differences. In particular, a cameraman should be able to conduct reportage photography, organize multi-camera shooting in pavilions and in kind when shooting television programs and films in television format. At the same time, the cameraman, when filming a movie, should consider all further possibilities of image processing.

Training is conducted at the department of Operator Art. Among the teachers is the winner of the State Prize of the USSR, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor Dmitry Dolinin (“The Republic of ShKID”, “There is no ford in the fire”, “The Beginning”, etc.); cameraman, Honored Artist of Russia, Professor Nikolai Volkov (“Memories of Pavlovsk”, “Polarnik”, “The Moon at the Zenith”); Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, Professor Sergey Lando (“Mania Giselle”, “The circus burned down, and the clowns fled”, “Uliana Lopatkina”) and many other famous masters.

Students of the Department of Operator Art are regularly awarded prizes and diplomas for the best camera work at various international and national festivals and competitions.

Curriculum Disciplines for the TV and Film Cameraman Specializations

Basic part: Basic professional foreign language; Foreign language in the professional field; Russian language and culture of speech; Story; Philosophy; Economy; Fundamentals of jurisprudence and copyright in the media industry; Basics of the state cultural policy of the Russian Federation; Pedagogy; Psychology; History of foreign literature; History of Russian literature; The history of foreign cinema; The history of domestic cinema; The history of art; History of cameraman's skill / History of cameraman's skill; Cameraman's skill / cameraman's skill; Photocomposition; Cinema lighting; Film composition; Analysis of the visual solution of the film; Filming equipment / Tele- and filming equipment; Lighting and exposure metering; Cinema lighting equipment; Combined filming; Special types of filming; Video / Tele; Digital technologies in film and television; Kinophotoprocesses and materials; Color science and color reproduction; Mastery of the film artist; Installation.

Variative part: The history of world photography; Digital image processing; Technique and technology of video production / Technique and technology of television production; Film directing; Filmmaker's skill; Film drama and screenwriting skills.
Electives: Producing in the media industry, Foreign film business and foreign co-production; Qualimetry of the modern film process with digital intermedia, Multimedia; Makeup; The history of the costume.