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Kodak: What is Cinematography (CD-ROM)

This interactive, educational CD-ROM provides a detailed description of the cinematographer’s tools and their application in the art of filmmaking. The course is broken into four key components and a glossary of terms, each section ends with a self-check exercise. Topics covered include:

Cinematography Overview

  • Artistic and technological elements of cinematography.
  • Creating "look's" and moods.

Cinematography During Pre-Production

  • Collaborating with the Director
  • Film stock tests, including Gray Card Plus Film Speed Test, Gray Towel Test, Emulsion Test for Latitude and ‘Look’, and Depth of Field Test.
  • Selecting and Testing Filters
  • ‘Motivated lighting’ and ‘lighting planes’ techniques.
  • Identifying Equipment Needs

Cinematography During Production

  • Illustrate a motion picture shot breakdown, scene and sequence.
  • Block, light, rehearse, shoot.
  • Camera angles, shot sizes and moving shots
  • Guidelines for composing images including leading line, framing, balanced, triangles, room-to-move, and depth of field.
  • Maintaining Visual Continuity

Cinematography During Post-Production

  • Alternative processing techniques including push process, pull process, silver retention process, and cross-process.
  • Communicating with the Lab, the Colorist and the Editor

Glossary of Terms

CD-ROM System Requirements


  • 486/66 or higher processor, including Intel Pentium processor
  • Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, or Windows NT 4 or later
  • 16 MB RAM required
  • CD-ROM 4X or higher
  • Minimum 24-bit color display
  • 800 X 600 screen resolution


  • Power Macintosh (G3 or higher)
  • MacOS 8.1, 8.5, 8.6, 9.x or OS X (classic mode only)
  • CD-ROM 4X or higher
  • Minimum 24-bit color display
  • 800 X 600 screen resolution

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