Course DescriptionThis 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.
Course OutlineDiscover 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.