Image and Sound Technology


Acquirer knowledge related to the capture of images and sounds - Digital and Analogical supports. Light projectors (filters) and Lamps. Analogical and digital cameras (filters). Microphones and sound capture techniques. Editing images and sounds.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Marisa Rodrigues Pinto Torres da Silva


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language





Digital Cinematography: Fundamentals, Tools, Thechnics and Workflows - David Stump – Focal Press, The Technique of Light for Television and Montion Pictures – Gerald Millersson – Focal Press, e um PDF que contém toda a matéria dada ao longo do semestre e será enviada aos alunos antes dos testes individuais     

Teaching method

The Students are divided into groups of 5/6, having to write a Script (fiction or documentary) with 5/8 minutes in length. They have to produce, direct, and edit the respective projects (previously discussed and analyzed in class), with the existing materials at the University, with 60% of practical classes to acquire techniques for handling these materials. 

Evaluation method

Evaluation Methodologies - attendance(10%), short film(30%), two written tests(60%)

Subject matter

The light, electromagnetic energy, nature, direction and intensity of light. Key, fill and back light. The Light projectors, lamps, filters. Camera Filters, and properties. Negative black and white film structure. Colour film structure. Formats of film. Sensibility. Exposition. The structure of a Film camera. The CCD and CMOS, different chips for Video cameras. Interlaced  and Progressive systems.  The Beam Splitter. The Clear Vid Sensor. CMOS chip. Sound – Analogical and Digital. Dynamic microphones and condenser microphones. Omni directional and Cardioids’ microphones. The way to use a boom with microphone. Procedures of Sound register and images on Cameras. Best practices.