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

, 2020

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