|Cinematic Expression Workshop - Florence, Italy 2018
Technical and Creative Elements of Cinematic Expression
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)
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
Against the Sun
"Reversing" sun direction
Control of overexposed background
Day for Night
Limited to 10 students
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.
| Venue: Cinema Teatro Excelsior -
Via Alighieri 7, 50066 Reggello (FI)