Search for University Jobs in Fine Arts

Job ID: 162102

Lecturer - Cinematography and Sound
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 7, 2021
Title Lecturer - Cinematography and Sound
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Film/Video

University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism


Berkeley Journalism is seeking a part-time instructor to teach the following course during the Fall 2021 semester:

J219 Cinematography & Sound -- 25% time appointment (2 teaching hrs/week)

This course for second-year graduate students is designed to expand on the video camera, lighting, and sound instruction they learned during their first year of study. The class focuses on supporting student master's projects for those studying documentary, short form video, and multimedia using the C200 cameras.

The course covers advanced scene work; working with light, color, and lenses; camera rigging and safety; and how to move with the camera in various settings. Students study different styles of cinematography and produce a lookbook for their thesis projects. The weekly meetings will be a combination of demonstrations, practice, and critiques.

This class is intended for those interested in advancing their technical skills, but also welcomes students not interested specifically in becoming a director of photography (DP) but who want to learn a new vocabulary so that they can communicate their vision to their camera crew.

Candidates should have a firm grasp of professional production, including lights, lenses, cameras, and sound recording. Instruction will be a blend of lecture, hands-on workshops, and footage review. A syllabus and lesson plan will be provided, but instructors are welcome to bring fresh ideas and lessons.

Candidates with strong professional experience in documentary cinematography are especially encouraged to apply.

This teaching position is expected to deliver the specified hours of course delivery per week for Fall 2021. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to:

Please contact with questions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected

veteran status.

The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer."/>


Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous