Students are introduced to the craft of cinematography through lectures and exercises. They explore the theory and use of exposure, lens selection, depth-of-field, ISO, contrast, color, and dynamic range. Through hands-on exercises in-studio and on location, students discover the nuances and characteristics of shooting with digital cinema cameras and DSLRs, as well as with various lenses, filtration, and lighting units. Students practice framing and composition, and consider the camera’s angle and movement, and the design of the project’s shot series and sequences. They touch upon the fundamentals of lighting portraits as well as scenes, and address different lighting strategies pertaining to various situations. An emphasis is placed, throughout the week, on visual storytelling, and basic set etiquette is discussed and practiced.