Camera and Lighting



Lecturer - Palitha Perera



A story that unfolds in the light is brought through the lens of a camera in a sensitive medium. He has done more than 500 commercial advertisements, and had been behind the camera for a number of tele dramas. He was the camera man in films such as “Boradiya Pokuna” and “Karma”. In his film “Sankara” he highlighted the moods very competently. He is a teacher in cameraman ship and lighting at the university.






Camera and Lighting


The duty and productivity of the cameraman.

  • Participation from observing the background.
  • To find solutions for problems arising from pre production technical and creative problems.
  • The relation developed between the director and the script.
  • To develop productivity between camera director and production.
  • Time management and shooting schedules.
  • The creative and economic benefits during production to be managed within the camera mans settings.
  • Transport plan for back ground.
  • To have no conflict with weather and sunlight, where day and night shooting, and in and out door shooting takes place.
  • To have no conflicts with dramatic sequences, (here the productivity of the whole cast matters. Scheduling should be from start to finish)
  • The camera unit should be informed about the clapper boy, time code or any other methods used.

Buy doing this we can develop the economic productivity, creative productivity and balance to maintain the equilibrium with the management.

  • The difference between in door and out door production.
  • Identifying the camera and learning the language that goes with it, DSLR/SLR.
  • To use the tripod and other implements properly and maintain discipline.
  • The relation between assistant camera man, sound recorder and light man.
  • To time manage the camera and all other implements that go with it. (Jib/track/dolly/steady cam/underwater kits/rain/wind machines and other extra equipments.)
  • To get the reading of the movements of certain cameras that is placed.
  • Ways to handle the camera and shoot (night scenes, day scenes, to express ideas using filter, low and high light use and green screen lighting.)
  • The beginning of the camera, propagation and modern back ground.
  • Methods of taping, development from VHS to HD.
  • To get the maximum productivity with the present techniques and to maintain it forward.


The transportation of the camera man, camera director, and the camera unit. To learn good management for quality productions with a good commercial value.