Cinematic Expression Workshop - Florence, Italy 2018
Technical and Creative Elements of Cinematic Expression
    Level: Intermediate / Advanced
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    Transforming Mind Image into language of Cinematic Expression in Film, Video and DSLR
    Through demonstration and hands-on the workshop addresses most important aspect of cinematic expression - the relationship between
    Story and technical / creative Choices for its visual expression.
    Dancing with Light Technique  is the methodical approach to realization of creative process and as such an invaluable tool for Directors and
    Directors of Photography in their pursuit of self expression. True nature of Artistic Process is in the ability to follow on preconceived idea -
    Mind Image - and materializing it with help of tools of cinematography. Lighting from imagination without help of video monitor is at the core
    of cinematic expression in film and video. Mind Image is the beginning of creative process as all that remains is to exploit the technical and
    creative in order to materialize it. This process is in stark difference to improvising lighting with video monitor.
    Cinematographer engages in true nature of creative process by materializing of the preconceived idea. Post production "corrections"
    minimized to sporadic adjustment in general contrast and/or color enhancement.

    Create, Maintain and Protect your Visual Expression
"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out"  Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)   

       Workshop Program
       Elements of Lighting Mood
               Ambiance / Key Light
               Lighting Setup: Broad versus Narrow
               Direction of Key - Lighting Style implications
               Lighting Ratio versus Contrast Ratio
               Low Key versus High Key
               Elements of Suspense, Drama and Mystery within Low Key Style
               Fluctuating level of cinematic suspense within Lighting Mood
       Camera, Lens, Monitor
               Choice of Camera ISO - Highlight and Shadow consideration - Latitude
               Lens F-Stop as canvas reference to be painted on with light
               Expressive qualities of Lenses

       Light Meter and Exposure
               Incident / Reflected / Spot - When, How and Why
               Zone System of Exposure

       Lighting from Previsualization
               Lighting from the mind with Light Meter (Cam and Monitor off)

       Advanced Lighting - Cinematic Mood from Previsualization
               Low Key - Night Interior - Candle Light
               Low Key - Night Interior - Night Table Lamp
               Dynamic Low Key - Lighting for Actors Movement
               Control of the value of In-frame Highlight

       Practice and execution of student's ideas  - Lighting from previsualization
       Exterior / Natural Light Control
               Contrast control
               Against the Sun
               "Reversing" sun direction
               Control of overexposed background
               Day for Night

                                               Limited to 10 students


    Reggello is a municipality in the Province of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany, located 20 min drive from Florence.
    Divided between the famous hills of Chianti and the beautiful mountains of Pratomagno. Reggello offers a wide natural conformation.
    It's famous for extravirgin olive oil and Chianti wine production.
Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore
 Venue:  Cinema Teatro  Excelsior -
   Via  Alighieri 7, 50066 Reggello (FI)

Recommended place to stay: Villa Olena...

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