Photo/Video – Introductory course

Description of the course
The course is of a technical – practical nature and highlights the importance of the photographic and audiovisual language as means of communication, expression and research. It also provides students with the necessary knowledge to develop professional techniques. The practical laboratory and analytical experiences will allow the students to use the photographic and audiovisual language in its essence, discovering their own way of seeing and representing. Each student will carry out one or more personal projects which will be completed together with the teacher. The main objective of the course is not only to use Photography and Audiovisual as a tool of representation and communication, but also to stimulate its use as a research tool.



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    Type of course: Group
    Participants: Max 15
    Beginning/end of the course: 18th of March/ 10th of June 2021
    Enrollment: 8th of March
    Attendance: Weekly
    Lenght: 50 hours
    Cost: 500,00 €
    Requisites/support: equipment which will be discussed with the teacher during the first class of the course
    Language: English
    Teacher: Alessandro Carpentieri
    Location: Via Benaco 12

    Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm.
    March: 18/25 
    April: 8/15/22/29 
    May:  6/13/20/27 
    June: 3/10

    The schedule may be subject to changes

    Objectives: The main objective of the course is to learn to use the photographic and audiovisual language through practical experiences which will be followed by the vision and analysis of the works. THE IMAGE(Camera/Smartphone/Lens) SETTING OF THE IMAGE (Lighting/ Exposure). Using the studio set. Studio Portrait: Rembrandt, Butterfly and Split light., Natural Light, Street Photography, Storytelling, Video Editing.

    Due to the covid-19 emergency, the schedule shown may be subject to change.

    Lesson 1: The human eye. The pinhole. The smartphone. The camera. Light meter, iris, shutter

    Lesson 2: The studio set. Lighting equipment for shooting. Light metering systems.

    Lesson 3: Portrait. Studio characteristics: accessories and lighting scheme. Shooting in photographic studio with a professional studio lighting

    Lesson 4: Day-light. Shooting in a specific location (Villa Ada)

    Lesson 5: Analysis of the work done. Planning the next shooting: street photography. Landscape: elements of composition.

    Lesson 6: Street photography. Shooting in a specific location (City Centre)

    Lesson 7: Analysis of the work done. Planning a photographic reportage.

    Lesson 8: reportage photography (External location)

    Lesson 9: Analysis of the work done. Editing.

    Lesson 10: How to make a video: idea and film script.

    Lesson 11: Preparing the shooting

    Lesson 12: Shooting a video (External location)

    Lesson 13: Shooting a video (External location)

    Lesson 14: Video Editing.

    Lesson 15: Video Editing.

    Alessandro Carpentieri was born in Rome in 1965. Photographer and film maker, he has been teaching at RUFA since 2003. He has worked as a freelance professional for daily newspapers and music publishing houses. He has made documentary films and multimedia projects with various groups (including the “Backbone Scales” group).


    At the end of the course, upon request, a certificate of attendance will be issued to those who have attended at least 40 hours of the classes.

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