Explore the power of the moving camera

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets Saturday and Sunday April 14-15, 2021

This course is designed for high school-aged students interested in filmmaking and cinematography. We will  explore the fundamentals and art of the “camera in motion”, and practice executing a range of camera moves that can create impactful and cinematic moments, and help bring your filmmaking skills to a new level.

Through demonstrations we will break down the many ways in which we might move the camera, and the emotional impact these moves can create in telling visual stories. We’ll discuss various camera support systems and their application, including the dolly, the handheld rig, and the popular and accessible 3-axis gimbal. An emphasis will be placed on the motivation for the use of each piece of camera support. We’ll also talk about the value of the handheld camera, and that of the camera that doesn’t move at all. We’ll discuss the challenges of executing the physical and ergonomic aspects of a shot while composing a strong frame.

As this class will be held remotely, students should plan to have their own camera at home with video recording capability and the ability to transfer the files onto your computer (This can even be an iPhone!)

If you own any kind of stabilization or camera rig, you are encouraged to use this class as a way to practice with that tool it, however it is not required!  

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