Course DescriptionA practical workshop in creating a look and executing a vision through cinematography by using the key tools that are available to the director of photography. You use professional-level lighting instruments (conventional and unconventional), filters, and gels to create your own images on motion picture film stock or digital video. You work in groups during the workshop sessions, and the film images are reviewed and critiqued in class. The course covers a variety of lighting situations (including exterior and interior lighting) through lectures, lighting demonstrations, and specific assignments, including problems often encountered in film and television production. Instruction also includes a review of color theory as it applies to lighting sessions.
Course OutlineMaster the practicalities of lighting using key tools available to a cinematographer. In this course you will use professional-level instruments and work in groups to create images that are reviewed and critiqued in class.