"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out"  Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
3-Days, Filmmaking Workshop taking students from the beginning through intermediate level. This is a crush course that
consists of Lecture, Demonstration and intensive hands-on with Camera and Light. Main emphasize is on Scene Structure,
Camera Directing and Cinematography. Students learn fundamentals of the language of film story telling through
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 are the Choices (Artistic and Technical) that
Director and Cinematographer make to visually relate to the story content - choices of Lenses, Cam Movement and Lighting
Mood and Lighting Style. Workshops are held in a private atmosphere and are limited to maximum of six students.
After the workshop students will be able to construct and execute a basic Film Scene with camera and lighting. They will get a
solid understanding of the artistic and technical elements involved in the creative process of cinematic expression. Students
learn basic technical and creative aspects of Cinematic Expression and will be ready to express with Light and Camera.

Contact to arrange for an in-person conversation regarding the workshop.  

    Program - Lecture / Demonstration / Hands-on

    Process of Cinematic Expression
    Structure of the Basic Sequence
    Type of Shots
           Establishing - Master - Med - CU - XCU - OTS
           Match Cut, Cut on Action
    Screen Direction and Crossing The Line
    Dialogue - Director / Cinematographer
    Elements of Cinematic Expression
    Relevance of Choices (Creative / Technical - Relation)
    Creative Choices - How / When / Why
    Camera and Lens
    Camera Operating - Position, Angle, Movement
    Lens - Optical and "Psychological" Attributes
    Depth of Field - Focal Length - Aperture - Focus Distance
    Focal Length - Perspective Distortion - Cinematic Dynamism
    Camera Operating - Static and Dynamic Composition
    Camera Directing
         Light and Lighting - Cinematic Mood
    Light Quality
    Lighting Style
    Lighting Setup - Broad versus Narrow
    Elements of Lighting Mood
    Light Meter - Incident / Reflective / Spot
    Methods of measurement - How / When / Why
    18% Grey Card - Meaning and importance
    Color in Cinematic Expression
    Type of Color Contrasts - Cinematic Mood and Subjective Expression

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Workshop Schedule

9:30AM - 6:30PM

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