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Cinematography

Cinematography – Videography Training

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • That trainee become well endowed at the end of their training period
  • That they attain high market value comparable to that of any trained professional

TRAINING APPROACH

  • Instructor – led
  • Interactive
  • Hands-on


PART 1

1. The MINDSET of a Pro Cameraman (Cinematographer / Videographer)

2. About the CAMERA (a brief overview)

  • What it is
  • How it works
  • Parts & functions

PART 2

A. CAMERA WORK / OPERATIONS

1. The CAMERA in detail

  • Parts
  • Uses
  • Care

2. CAMERA WORK

(i) The BASIC Shot

  • Framing & Composition
  • Exposure
  • Depth of field

(ii) Movement

Camera – Subject Movement
Camera Movements

  • Zoom, PAN, TILT, DOLLY, TRACKING

(iii) Focus
Grabbing Attention

  • Focusing
  • Depth of field
  • Rack focusing

B. LIGHTING

UNDERSTANDING LIGHT

  • The nature of LIGHT
  • Controlling light
  • Exposure

LIGHTING AESTHETICS

  • Setting mood & atmosphere
  • Characterization
  • Expression
  • Meeting the needs and demands of the script


PART 3

1. PROFESSIONAL ROLES, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES
When you are the…

  • D.O.P
  • Operator
  • Filmmaker
  • Story teller
  • Lone Ranger
  • Survivor
  • Radical
  • Artist / Impressionist

2. DIFFERENT PROJECTS – DIFFERENT COMPETENCIES

  • Film
  • TV
  • Documentary
  • New Media