Learn creative use of the camera in dramatic film and television production

Dates:  Jul 15-21, 2018
Levels:  Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee:  $2,195
Class Size: 16

Additional Dates Offered: Sep 23-29, 2018

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The course explores shot design, camera technique, point-of-view, aspect ratio, lens selection, and scene coverage for single and multi-camera shoots. 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.

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. From concept to execution, students will learn the critical elements that help ensure a successful edit. This is an operator-intensive workshop, filled with multi-camera, and single camera exercises.

                                                                                                        Students work alone and with a variety of teams using Sony F55s, custom handheld rigs, Canon compact zooms and industry sponsored cine primes, on a different location almost every day. Students are expected to shoot on their toes and protect each others’ back, as they confront ever-changing scenarios.

Dailies will be reviewed during this highly active workshop to promote growth.  The agenda will challenge students technically and creatively as filmmakers, and be a fertile place to examine their critical thinking, decisive action, and instincts.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this workshop is also Week Seven of the 10 Week Cinematography Intensive.

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Instructor: Zach Zamboni

As a Cinematographer, Zach has spent years working in every corner of the globe. Over 10,000 hours of international camera work have given him a rare perspective on the world and its peoples, cultures, and landscapes. Stylistically, he works to bring cinema into the real world, and the real world into cinema. Zach has won 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, and earned 5 Nominations for Non-Fiction Cinematography.