Introduction to Cinematography

Become versed in cinematic language, and gain an overview of camera craft and technique.

An introduction to the fundamental tools and principles used by professional cinematographers to portray a visual story. Curriculum covers visual storytelling, cinematic language, rules of composition, building blocks of a scene, special effects, continuity and coverage, all illustrated through feature films and other media. Students gain a solid foundation for applying the concepts presented, as well as prepare for subsequent cinematography workshops and to better communicate with other film collaborators.  

Introduction to cinematography is ideal for Directors, Producers, and for aspiring Cinematographers.


Derek Kimball

Derek Kimball is a Portland Maine based filmmaker and teacher.  After nearly a decade teaching directing and cinematography  for New York Film Academy, Boston College and Emerson College, Derek returned home to focus on his own work. To satisfy a life long urge to shoot on Maine's rocky coast, Derek is gearing up for principal photography on his latest feature length venture entitled "Neptune" to begin in late August.