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"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out"  Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
Four-Days comprehensive filmmaking workshop taking students from the beginning through intermediate level. This program consists of
Lecture, Demonstration and intensive hands-on with Camera and Light. Main emphasize is on Directing and Cinematography. Students
learn fundamentals of the language of film story telling with understanding of the narrative potential of Tools of Cinematography - Light,
Lens, Camera, Exposure. From Directorial and Cinematography point of view the most important aspects of Visual Narrative Expression are
the Choices (Artistic and Technical) that Director and Cinematographer make to relate in visually eloquent way to the content of the Scene.
Workshops are held in private and intimate atmosphere and are limited to three students at a time.


    Day 1        
    Process of Cinematic Eloquence
    Identifying the Moments - Building Blocks of  Directorial Interpretation
    Relevance of Technical / Artistic Choices
    Dialogue - Director / Cinematographer
    Elements of Cinematic Sequence
    How does Basic Sequence work
    Structuring Sequence with Editing in mind
       Cut on Action
       Clean Entrance / Clean Exit
    Screen Direction - Direction of Movement
    Rules of Camera Coverage - Stage Line

    Day 2
    Technical and Creative Elements of Cinematic Expression
    Relevance of Choices (How - When - Why)
    Camera - Position, Angle, Movement
    Lens - Optical and "Psychological" Attributes
    Depth of Field - Focal Length - Aperture - Focus Distance
    Focal Length - Perspective Distortion - Issue of visual dynamism
    Light and Lighting - Cinematic Mood
    Light Quality
    Lighting Style
    Elements of Lighting Mood - Fluctuating the Level of Cinematic Drama
       Key Light  - Ambiance - Lighting Setup (Broad / Narrow)
       Lighting Ratio / Exposure Ratio
    Light Meter - Incident / Reflective / Spot
    Methods of measurement - How / When / Why
    18% Grey Card - Meaning and importance
    Chosen F-stop for the Scene as a "Canvas" for the Scene
    Color - Psychology of Perception - Symbolism
    Colors of Chakra
    Symbolic reference to Spiritual and Intellectual content of the Scene

    Day 3       
    Low Key Scene Challenge
    Determination of the Scene F-stop
    First Scene - Creating with Camera and Light from Previsualization
    Doing it - Method and Elements of Low Key Challenge
    Night / Interior - Candle Light
    Correlation between Lighting Style and Lighting Mood
    Light, Camera, Mood Expression from Previsualization
    High Key Scene versus Low Key Scene
    Night / Interior - Night Table Lamp Situation
    Application of Zone System of Exposure
    Control of the Value of the In-Frame Highlight

            Its a Wrap - Certificates of Accomplishment

    This workshop is available as an Individual Workshop.
    Day and / or Evening classes.
    Please contact us about Date and Time arrangements
    Workshop Date:

    To be determined based on availability
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