Lesson 2 Plan
The Technology of Filmmaking


Film is the most technological art we have. It involves chemistry, physics, material science, optics, electronics, and mechanics, and it depends upon practical psychology for its effect on the observer in a way no other art does. Whatís more, in the past 20 years, nearly all of the analog mechanical and chemical devices that had been painstakingly developed over a period of more than a century have been reworked as electronic digital tools, doubling the technological quotient of the medium.

In Lesson 2, we will outline the theory of film technology and begin the discussion of the digital revolution that is quickly changing the science (and the art) of film.

Time Estimate

It should take 4 hours to complete this lessonís material.


After successfully completing this lesson, you will be able to:


During this lesson, you will complete the following activities: