Develop cinematic techniques to capture fluid motion and dynamic scene coverage.
This course covers the creative use of the camera in dramatic film and television production, and includes the artistic and technical responsibilities of the Director of Photography. The course explores shot design, camera technique, point-of-view, aspect ratio, lens selection, and scene coverage. Students will also gain insight to the working relationship between the Director of Photography and the crew.  
Through lectures and hands on production students come to understand the requirements for shooting in the field. Learn to prepare for shoots to provide the best camera coverage to ensure that the final edit is smooth.  
Students design specific shots and test their technical and creative skills as filmmakers. Evenings are spent reviewing student “dailies” to study growth during this intensive workshop.  



Zach Zamboni

Raised in Maine, Zach studied Philosophy, Writing, and Cinematography at the University of Maine at Orono, The University of East Anglia in the UK, and Maine Media Workshops. Before shooting, he learned the art and craft of lighting as an electrician and gaffer in New York’s independent feature and commercial world. 
As a Cinematographer, Zach has spent years working in every corner of the globe. Over 10,000 hours of international camera work have given him a rare perspective on the world and its peoples, cultures, and landscapes. Stylistically, he works to bring cinema into the real world, and the real world into cinema.  
Zach has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Nonfiction Cinematography.  His unique eye and experiences are sought by Television, Documentary, Commercial, and Feature Film clients. 
Zach is known for capturing people and food beautifully. He's shot more than 70 episodes of the highly successful travel series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and The Layover. He’s worked with many of the world’s greatest chefs, including: Ferran Adria, Rene Redzepi, Joan Roca, Alex Atala, Andoni Aduriz, Inaki Aizpitarte, Joel Robuchon, Juan Mari Arzak, Erik Ripert, Marco Pierre White, Jiro Ono and many more. 
Between shooting documentaries and features, he's finishing a screenplay about the spooky side of traveling.
© Mark Dawson

Course Dates

Aug 31 to Sep 6



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