The Role of the Digital Imaging Technician in Cinematography
Discover the changing, necessary role of the Digital Imaging Technician (DIT), how crucial it is in helping the director of photography, and the growing entry-level opportunities for every kind of production.
What you can learn.
- Become trained in the tasks of the DIT including workflow, color management, LUTs, ACES, data management, and more
- Understand the process of dailies generation and many other on-set tasks
- Lear the basics of the art and techniques of color correction and digital intermediate through indsutry standard software
About this course:With the prevalence of HD, 4K, and digital cinema technology, the position of digital imaging technician (DIT) has become crucial in helping the director of photography achieve and maintain the desired look of the picture. There are growing entry-level opportunities in this field, and the DIT is becoming a vital part of the camera department for all types of productions. The course is designed to train aspiring cinematographers on the tasks of the DIT including workflow, color management, LUTs, ACES, data management, dailies generation, and many other on-set tasks. Instruction also provides a basic introduction to the art and techniques of color correction and the digital intermediate, including tutorials on industry-leading color and look management software.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for The Role of the Digital Imaging Technician in Cinematography.
Students will be assigned a color correction project and are expected to use some type of image manipulation software to work with the images. Cost-free options will be described in class, and the instructor will work with each student to make sure they have a usable software tool to complete the project.
Spring 2020 Schedule
Hybrid courses utilize a combination of in-person classroom meetings and online meetings.
This course includes both online sessions and classroom meetings. Refer to course syllabus for online session details. Internet access required. Materials required.