Cinematic Expression Workshop - Florence, Italy 2018
Technical and Creative Elements of Cinematic Expression
    Level: Intermediate / Advanced
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    Cinematography Workshop - Cinematic Expression - Florence Italy, Summer 2018
    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
  1. June 23 - 24 - 25 - 26, 2018
  2. June 29 - Jul 2, 2018
  3. Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2018
      (Deposit by Aug 1, 2018)

 Venue:  Cinema Teatro  Excelsior -
Via  Alighieri 7, 50066 Reggello (FI)
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