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 is designed for those who have been working in the field for several years and want to take their skill sets to the advanced level. 

The following is a list of recommended workshops that may be included in the intensive.

Summer  Intensive 8-weeks

Basic Cinematography  June 15-21

Digital Cinematography  June 22-28

Location Lighting  June 29 – July 5

The Steadicam Workshop  July 6-12

The Camera Assistant Workshop  July 13-19

Camera Operator July 20- 26

Feature Film Lighting  July 27 – August 2

Director of Photography Master Class  August 3-9 


Fall Intensive 12-weeks

Basic Cinematography August 10-16

New Camera Technology August 10-16

Digital Cinematography August 17-23

16mm Film Production August 17-23

Location Lighting August 24-30

Camera in Action August 31 – September 6

HDSLR Cinema September 7 - 13

Advanced Digital Cinematography September 14 - 20

Lighting for Independent FilmmakersSeptember 21 -27

The Steadicam Workshop September 21-27

The Camera Assistant Workshop September 28 - October 4

Advanced Camera Operator October 5 - 11

The Camera and Visual Storytelling October 12-18

Feature Film Lighting October 19-25

Red Camera  October 19-25

Director of Photography Master Class  October 26 – November 1

(Note: Several weeks have multiple class options, select one only)       

Students may incorporate workshops from other areas including directing, producing, editing, documentary filmmaking, and photography.

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.Students may incorporate workshops from other areas including directing, producing, editing, documentary filmmaking, and photography. 

Tuition: 20% discount off listed course prices. 

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.


20% discount off listed course prices

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