CINEMATOGRAPHY

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Become a Director of Photography in 6 weeks
In this course, students will develop skills and knowledge in cinematography which explores the
art of visual storytelling and provides a firm overview of the technical foundation on how to
effectively use the camera, lighting, and other tools to convey your message.
If you have interest in film then this course is for you. This is also for anyone who want to
shoot better with their camera or make money by shooting videos. It is also for those who
want to enhance their video production skills.
Will I get a certificate at the end of my training?
Students will qualify for a certificate of training only if the pass the assessment exam at the end
of the training course.
COURSE OUTLINE
Through practice, students will develop skills in composition, lighting, exposure, camera
placement, monitoring light sources, and framing people and objects for editing together with the
safe operation of cameras and equipment. These fundamental techniques will provide an
understanding of creative visual storytelling for all communication outputs. The course applies
these skills and knowledge to single camera field recording and editing techniques applicable to a
variety of video codecs, export formats which are common to film, television and digital media
practice.
INTRODUCTION TO STORYTELLING AND DIRECTING
•The role and responsibilities of a director in script development, pre-production, production, and
post production
•Introduction To Storytelling
•Film Genres
•Global Cinema
INTRODUCTION TO CINEMATOGRAPHY AND THE CAMERA
•An Overview Of the work of a Cinematographer
•Camera Types
•Lens Types and Filters
•Depth of field
•Camera Operation
•Hands‐on introduction to camera and different settings
•Exposure/F‐Stop/Shutter/ISO
LIGHTING
•Lighting for emotional impact
•Lighting example clips
•Discuss lighting terminology & concepts
•Color temperature
•Types of lighting units
•Controlling light
•Grip equipment
•Gels
•Diffusion
ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
•Day Exterior Lighting Techniques
•Bounced/Diffused Sunlight Concepts
•Day Exterior Lighting Example Clips
•Shooting an Interview. Studio Vs Outdoor
•Advanced Camera Movement
•Lighting for Green Screen
•Documentary Production
•Music Video Production
PROJECT (1 week)
Final exam, student assessment and graduation