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"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out"  Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
Eloquence of Cinematic Expression depends on Choices that Director and Cinematographer make to relate to emotional
content of the Scene or the Moment within that Scene. Knowledge of expressive potential of tools of cinematography (Lens,
Camera, Light) is detrimental in understanding reasons for creative Choices and helps in communication with
cinematographer. Vice versa - it helps Cinematographer relate to quality of dramatic/narrative content as sought by Director.
Program relates to Cinematic Expression in two main aspects:

1. WHY (Creative)
2. HOW (Technical)

Directors and Cinematographers invited to apply.


    Day 1        
    Process of Cinematic Eloquence
    Diegetic World of Cinema
    Identifying Moments - Building Blocks of Directorial Interpretation
    One second of visual nuance worth more then 10 minutes of narration
    Relevance of Technical / Artistic Choices - Why and How
    Lens - Expressive qualities
                   Optical and "Psychological" Attributes
                   Choice of Lens - relation to quality of emotion to be described
                   Depth of Field - Focal Length - Aperture
                   Focal Length - Perspective Distortion - Visual Dynamics
    Camera - Position, Angle, Movement, Tempo
                   Reasons and Motivations
    Color - Psychology of perception - relation to emotional content of the Scene
                   Colors of Chakra - Spiritual Color - Symbolism and Meaning
    Dialogue - Director / Cinematographer

    Day 2
    Light and Lighting - Elements of Cinematic Mood - Demonstration/Hands-on
    Light Quality - Ambiance versus Key Light
    Lighting Style - Aesthetics and Mood relevance
    Chiaroscuro - Low Key Challenge
    Lighting Ratio and Contrast Ratio - Level of Cinematic Drama
                   Key Light  - Ambiance - Lighting Setup (Broad / Narrow)
                   Direction of Key Light - Mood and Style relevance
                   F-stop as "Scene Canvas"
             Low Key Scene Challenge
                   Determination of the Scene F-stop
                   Creating with Camera and Light from Previsualization
                   Method and Elements of Low Key Challenge
                   Night / Interior - Candle Light
                   Correlation between Lighting Style and Lighting Mood
       Day 3
Exterior Light Control
            Lighting Contrast Control
             Lighting Ratio Control
            "Reversing sun position"
             With the Sun versus Against the Sun
            Control of overexposed background

    Workshop Dates:

    Jul 7 - Jul 9, 2017 (Deposit by May15, 2017)

    Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2017 (Deposit by Aug 1, 2017)

    Cinema Teatro  Excelsior -
    Via  Alighieri 7, 50066 Reggello (FI)
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    Direct contact in Italy: Ivan
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