Learn creative use of the camera in nonfiction production

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NOTE: 2020 DATES FOR THIS COURSE HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Many courses have been Moved to an online format. VIEW THOSE OFFERINGS HERE 

This course explores shot design, camera technique, point-of-view, lens selection, and scene coverage for single and multi-camera shoots. Through lectures and extensive hands-on production, students will explore the techniques of reality, classic documentary, and narrative work to deepen their mental and physical understanding of scene coverage. Students will also gain insight to the working relationship between the Director of Photography, the Director, their crew, their environment, and most importantly, their subjects.

This is an operator-intensive workshop, filled with both single and multi-camera exercises. You’ll work alone and with a variety of teams using custom handheld rigs, Canon compact zooms, and industry sponsored cine prime lenses. Students are expected to shoot on their toes and protect each others’ back, as they confront ever-changing scenarios. From concept to execution, you will learn the critical elements that help ensure a successful edit.

Dailies will be reviewed and critiqued by the instructor. The agenda will challenge students technically and creatively as filmmakers, and be a fertile place to examine their critical thinking, decisive action, and instincts.

Image Credits:  David Martinez, Tom Ryan

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Instructor: TBD

Past Faculty includes Graham Willoughby ("My Next Guest", "Won't You be my Neighbor")