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.