Composition and Framing for the Motion Picture Camera

FILM TV X 478.436
Discover the power of shot composition and careful framing through this hands-on workshop that explores the role of the camera operator. In this course, students will work with hi-def cameras to complete and review exercises.
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Classroom
Starting at $1,299.00
As few as 4 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn the basic theory and techniques of camera composition/framing
  • Work through a series of skill-enhancing operational problems
  • Delve deeper into designing shots, compositional balance, working with actors, tracking, and more
  • Understand successful interior and exterior framing, eyelines, and two shots

About this course:

This intensive hands-on workshop focuses on composition and framing--the principal creative job of the camera operator. The course is designed for aspiring cinematographers and other students seeking instruction in the basic theory, concepts, principles, and techniques of motion picture camera composition and framing. You operate high definition cameras and lenses equipped with video playback for later review and discussion. You work through a series of skill-enhancing operational problems that increase in difficulty. Close attention is given to designing shots, compositional balance, working with actors, tracking, gear-heads, fluid heads, eye-lines, two-shots, selecting lenses, and interior and exterior framing.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Location: UCLA , Pacoima
364879
Fee:
$1,299.00
53 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Discounts cannot be applied to a portion of fees for this course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 11, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Off-Site
Sat Jan 12, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Pacoima
Mole-Richardson Co.
Off-Site
Sun Jan 13, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Pacoima
Mole-Richardson Co.
Off-Site
Sat Jan 19, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Pacoima
Mole-Richardson Co.
Lecture
Wed Jan 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Off-Site
Sat Jan 26, 2019
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Pacoima
Mole-Richardson Co.
Lecture
Wed Jan 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Royce Hall 166

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