Cinematic Expression Workshop - Italy, June 2019
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 made 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
          Camera
                       Position, Movement - When, How and Why
            
Lens
                       Optical properties and expressive qualities
                       Depth of  Field - Focal Length, Aperture, Focus Distance
                       Lens choice - cinematic eloquence
                        "Psychological" attributes of Lens in Cinematic Expression
             Exposure  
                       Element of Lighting Mood
                       Ambient Light  / Key Light Contrast Ratio - Mood Implication
                       Zone System of  Exposure - Translating of Mind Image - Film and Video
             Lighting     
                       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.
Reggello
Florence Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore
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Workshop Dates:


J
une 27 - 28 - 29 - 30, 2019  


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