A comprehensive introduction to the art and craft of motion picture cinematography.

Jul 1, 2024 - Jul 5, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $1995
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 16

This workshop explores the camera as a tool for cinematic storytelling. The class is designed for new cinematographers, filmmakers, video professionals, and anyone else looking to gain a solid foundation in the art of shooting motion pictures.

Students are introduced to fundamental concepts through lectures and demonstrations. They explore the theory and use of exposure, lens selection, frame rate, shutter angle, depth-of-field, ISO, color temperature, contrast, and dynamic range.

Brendan Uegama teaching cinematography at Maine Media - Photo by Sebastiano Caccetta

They practice lighting portraits as well as scenes and address the many strategies pertaining to the various conditions of lighting in-studio and on location. The dynamics of working as a crew are explored, and students are introduced to the primary roles and responsibilities of each member of a camera crew, including Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and Camera Assistant, and their relationships to one another in production.

The course’s essential focus is on the fundamentals of visual storytelling. Basic set etiquette and communication are discussed and practiced throughout the week.

PLEASE NOTE: An hour-long training session on Set Etiquette and Safety will be required of anyone registered for a workshop that involves production. Students only need to participate in this session once during their time on campus.

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