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Recently, I taught two levels of Cinematography at our local University. I handed this questionnaire out on the first day of class to gauge the knowledge of the class and to see if I had to adjust my syllabus for the semester. I didn’t expect too much from the students in the “Beginning” cinematography class though some of them did fairly well. I was most interested in the answers from the “Advanced” class and they actually didn’t do much better than the younger group… take the quiz to see how you compare to students in film school!
CINEMATOGRAPHY QUESTIONNAIRE NAME:
2011 Fall Semester - Vargo
What does "shallow" depth of field mean?
What is an F-Stop?
Which F-Stop provides more light transmission? f2.8 or f5.6
Does adjusting the F-Stop affect depth of field? Yes or No
Which F-Stop provides greater depth of field? f2.8 or f5.6Which lens provides you with a greater Field of View?
21mm or 75mm
Which lens will "Compress"" an image more?Flange depth is the distance between the film plane and
17.5mm or 50mm
rear element of the lens? True or False
Changing shutter speed requires exposure compensation? True or FalseName three techniques for moving a camera during a shot:
To achieve "Slow Motion" the camera runs at a higher speed? True or False
What frame rate is "Sound Speed"? (circle one) 18fps 30fps 24fps 60fps
5600 degrees is the average color temperature of daylight. True or FalseWhat is the average color temperature of an incandescent light bulb?
(circle one) 4000 7200 3200 5000 8350
Name one way to change color temperature:ASA or ISO relates to the "Speed" of a film emulsion? True or False.
You would choose "Faster" film for low light filming? True or FalseA secondary color is created by combining two primary colors? True or False
Red + Green = Yellow True or FalseIs Yellow a secondary color? Yes or No
Give one reason for using a green or a blue screen:What does 1:85 mean?
What is an anamorphic lens?
What does "Blocking" a scene mean?
Define Director of Photography:
As a DP - what is most important in designing the look of a movie?
(circle one) Location - Screenplay - Director
What would be your specialty as a Cinematographer? (ok to choose more than one)
Feature Film - Documentary - TV Series - Experimental - Advertising -Music Video - Industrial - New Media - Technical - Educational
shot on film - 16mm/35mm - loaded a film mag - shot on HD - pulled focus for someone
What is YOUR experience? (circle each of the following items you have participated in):
operated a camera - lit an interior scene - filmed a night exterior - directed any projectshot a green screen element - edited in final cut - read a screenplay - written a screenplay
acted in a production - drawn a storyboard - visited a film lab- watched a telecine sessioncolor timed a film print - visited a Hollywood film set - worked/visited Los Angeles