Cinematic Expression Workshop, Italy 2020
Technical and Creative Elements of Cinematic Eloquence
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    Transforming Mind Image into the language of Film and Video.
    Through demonstration and hands-on, workshop addresses the issue of the relevance of the creative and technical Choices to address
    the story content. Choices of Lens, Cam Position, Color, Lighting Mood and Style are the basic tools of Cinematic Expression.
    The workshop concentrates on the methodical approach to realization of creative process and as such it is an invaluable tool for Directors
    and Directors of Photography in their pursuit of self expression. True nature of Artistic Process in cinematic expression is in the ability to
    follow on a preconceived idea - Mind Image - and materializing it with the 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 what remains is to exploit the technical and creative in order to materialize it.
"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out"  Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)   

   Cinematic Expression for Cinematographers and Directors

      Elements of Cinematic Expression - Demonstration / Hands on
                   Position, Movement - When, How and Why
                   Optical properties and expressive qualities
                   Depth of  Field - Focal Length, Aperture, Focus Distance
                   Lens choice - cinematic eloquence
                    "Psychological" attributes of Lens in Cinematic Expression
                   Element of Lighting Mood
                   Ambient Light  / Key Light Contrast Ratio - Mood Implication
                   Zone System of  Exposure - Translating of Mind Image - Film and Video
                   Fundamental elements of Cinematic Mood
                   Quality, Direction - Style and Mood relevance
                   Ambient versus Key - Contrast Ratio
                   Key Light Direction - Lighting Style
         Color -
                   Meaning / Symbolism / Psychology
                   Technical (Visual Spectrum) versus Cultural and Spiritual Attributes
          Dialogue -
                   Director / Director of Photography

          Camera - Monitor - Lighting - Demonstration / Hands on
                   Waveform Monitor - Grey Card Placement
                    Expanded Latitude - Color Gamut / RAW and Log Exposure
                    Log Gamma versus Film Gamma Characteristic Curve
                    18% Grey - Meaning and Log Code Value
           Lighting and Exposure
                    Light Meter - Incident / Reflected / Spot - Difference (When and Why)
                    Log Exposure
                    Elements of Lighting Mood
                    Lighting Contrast - Ambient and Key
                    Lighting Style
                    Lighting Setup - Broad versus Narrow - Style relevance - Suspense and Drama
          Lighting from Previsualization - Demonstration / Hands on
Dancing with Light Technique
                     Creative Lighting - Low Key - Chiaroscuro
                     Advanced Lighting and Exposure Techniques
                     Lighting  from Previsualization / Light Meter
                     Aesthetics and method of Low Key Style
                     Candle Light - Mood,
                     Night Table Light -  Mood
                     Dynamic Range of Zones of Exposure - Detail Control of In-frame Highlight
                     Lighting for Suspense and Drama
                     Value Control of In-Frame Highlight - Dynamic Range of Zones
                     Advanced Lighting from Previsualization -
Execution of students ideas
                     Dynamic Lighting for Actor's Block
                     Challenge of Dynamic Low Key
- Chiaroscuro
              Methods of Dynamic Low Key Lighting
     Exterior Light Control
                      Lighting Contrast Control
                      Lighting Ratio Control
                     "Reversing sun position"
                      With the Sun versus Against the Sun
                      Control of overexposed background
                      "Day for Night"

     Its a Wrap ( ! )

         Certificates and Glass of Chianti in Italian Garden
Reggello is 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. It's famous for extravirgin olive oil and Chianti wine production.
Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore


Florence, Italy

Direct contact in Italy: Ivan
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4-Days Workshop

Florence, Italy

June 2020

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