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The Cradle Of The Renaissance - Florence, was the site of incredible activity in
art, architecture, literature, and philosophy triggering the advent of the
Renaissance for the Western world. From the dome that Brunelleschi created
for the Santa Maria del Fiore to the works of Michelangelo, Cellini, Botticelli,
Leonardo da Vinci, Ghiberti, and de Medici, Florence's culture flourished.
Historic advances in the arts transformed the city into a living museum that it  
remains today.
"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out"  Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)   
    Cinematography Workshops - Florence, Italy.  August 2018
    Three  Days - Cinematic Expression Workshop

    Elements of Cinematic Expression:
           Light and Lighting
           Lighting Style and Mood Implications
           Light Direction - Style - Mood
    Lens  
           Optical and Psychological Attributes
           Focal Length, Depth of Field, Perspective Distortion
    Exposure -
           Zone System of Exposure - Film and Video
           Grey Card - Meaning,
           Light Meter (Incident / Reflected / Spot  - When / Why)
    Dialogue - Director / Director of Photography
           Camera Operating Techniques
    Monitor Calibration
            Waveform  / Vectorscope
    Color
           Expressive quality of types of Color Contrasts
    Camera
           Log and RAW.  ISO Choice versus Latitude
           Zone System of Exposure in Film and Video
    Lighting
           First Scene from previsualisation
           Dancing with Light
           Creative Low Key - Chiaroscuro
            Methodology of Mood Creation
           High Key/Low Key -  Broad/Narrow Setup
           Night / Int - Candle Light
           Dynamic Low Key for Actor's Movement
    Advanced Lighting and Exposure
           Creative Dramatic Lighting from previsualization -
           Low  KeyChiaroscuro, Suspense, Mystery, Dynamic Low Key
           Motivated Lighting
           Special Effect Lighting:
           Candle Light, Table Lamp Night Interior
           Exterior Light Control - Sunbounce California
    Day Trip to Michelangelo Piazza  - Control of Natural Light
           Against the Sun, Edge, "Changing Direction of Sun",
           Lighting Styles with Natural Light,
           Control of overexposed background
           Day for Night Technique


    *It's a Wrap*

    Certificates of Accomplishment

Workshop Dates:      Aug 25 -  26  - 27, 2018    Three full days workshop.

Venue:   Fondazione Studio Marangoni,  Via S. Zanobi 32r -50129 Firenze                  tel. +39 055 280368     www.studiomarangoni.it
Pay Option
Lodging suggestion: Plus Hostel Florence
Nice and friendly place within 7 min walking distance from the workshops. For
those in need of exclusivity Florence is a tourist destination offering hundreds of
any level hotels which are easy to book through expedia.com.

Workshops Limited to Eight Students

    Workshop taught by the award cinematographer Janusz Sikora.
    Cinematic Expression Workshop designed for the "new age" digital filmmakers. Program emhasizes application of film aesthetics and
    method into the language of digital film. Lighting from previsualization with light meter defines the true nature of Creative Process in
    Cinematography. Preconceived F-stop for any scene, constitutes a "cinematic canvas" to be painted on with light.
    Once the cinematographer enters the floor, it is all about the execution of the preconceived Idea rather than improvisation.
    Improvising in visual story telling is bound to fail for the inevitability of loosing lighting continuity within few consecutive camera setups.

    Areas of concentration: Cinematic Expression   Film Look   Dancing with Light Technique  
    Anyone with desire to enter  "Realm of Beyond" in Visual Expression encouraged to apply.
Program