The Cinematography Intensive is an 8-week or 12-week program that prepares students to go to work as professionals.

The master faculty at Maine Media Workshops provides filmmakers with opportunities to refine technical skills, gain experience in film production, and produce samples for a professional reel. Call us and we will assist you in creating a program that is tailored to accommodate your career and educational goals. 

Our 8-week Summer Intensive is designed for college students, recent grads and emerging professionals.  The 12-week Fall Intensive offers an extended selection for students who may have some previous production experience and want to take their skill sets to the next level.

8-wk program curriculum:

Basic Cinematography June 14-21

Digital Cinematography June 21 - 27

Location Lighting June 28 - July 4

The Steadicam Workshop July 5- 11

The Camera Assistant Workshop July 12 - 18

Camera Operator July 19 - 25

Feature Film Lighting July 26 - Aug 1 

Director of Photography Master Class Aug 2 - 8

12-wk program curriculum:

Basic Cinematography Aug 9 - 15

Digital Cinematography Aug 16 - 22

Location Lighting Aug 23 - 29

HDSLR Cinematography Aug 30 - Sept 5

Camera in Action  Sept 6- 12

The Steadicam Workshop Sept 13 - 19

The Camera Assistant Workshop Sept 20 - 26

Camera Operator Sept 27 - Oct 3

Advanced Digital Cinematography Oct 4 - 10

The Camera and Visual Storytelling Oct 11 - 17

Feature Film Lighting  Oct 18 - 24 

Director of Photography Master Class  Oct 25 - 31

Students may incorporate workshops from other areas including directing, producing, editing, documentary filmmaking, and photography to supplement their specific interests throughout the respective 8- or 12-week programs.

Students applying to the intensive program must forward to the registrar a complete registration form, résumé, and a list of classes that they wish to attend. To assist Maine Media advisers in tailoring the curriculum, applicants are also highly encouraged to provide a statement of intent that identifies their present, short-term and long-term career goals and aspirations.


A deposit of $1500, applied against tuition costs, is required at the time of registration.

Lodging & meals available at a reduced rate. Please contact Registration: for further information.

Course Dates

This course is not offered at this time.
Check our full workshop listing for other alternatives.

Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.


8-week $10,700 12-week $15,300

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