An increasing number of productions are choosing digital cameras as their preferred format. This class is for cinematographers, video professionals, and directors of photography who want to explore the creative potential and technical options of the latest digital cameras, while blending traditional filmmaking techniques with the latest digital technology.
Students learn visual perception, optics, sensitometry, gamma curves, exposure meters, the Zone System, exposure latitude and depth-of-field, test frame rates, shutter speeds and angles, and progressive versus interlaced using cameras from a variety of manufacturers.
Control of the image through on-board menus, filtration, lighting, and exposure is a focus of this class. Students set up cameras, use waveform monitors, vector scopes, and light meters and learn about script interpretation, story content, scene coverage, blocking, camera movement, perspective, lens selection, and eyelines. Footage is critiqued daily. It is recommended that students take the Digital Cinematography workshop first.
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