|"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out" Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
|Film Workshops Hollywood
Technical and Creative Aspects of Cinematic Expression
Film Workshops. Technical and creative aspects of cinematic expression. Intensive hands-on with light and camera.
Classes in cinematic expression and filmmaking are in small groups, taught by an award cinematographer. Students work with the
profession camera, light and grip equipment. Filmmakers tell a Film Story with the tools of cinematography Light (Mood /Style),
Lens (expressive attributes of each and different Focal Length), Camera (Position/ Type of Movement), Color (Expressive quality of
Types of Color Contrast), Exposure (Zone System of Exposure)
In a Symphony, the instruments play different parts but when listened to by a listener they do constitute of one coherent piece.
Lastly, the most important of it all - The Imagination. In the cinematic expression, we need to be able to express the concept by following
on its preconceived idea and its mental image. A film is an expensive form of art where cost precludes improvisation on the set.
Once the cinematographer enters the floor, it should be about the execution of the mental image. At the same time, one needs to be
ready to address frequent logistical adjustments in moments of necessity.
Our film workshops and film training are about translating the Mind Image into the language of film. It is about Lighting with the light
meter from the image in mind. Lighting from previsualization in itself constitutes the true nature of the creative process as described by
Michelangelo: "It's in this stone... I need to bring it out".
Anyone with a desire to move into a realm of beyond in visual expression encouraged to apply.