Cinematography Workshop

Cinematography Crash Course for Directors & Aspiring Cinematographers (3C-DAC)

Through this comprehensive and practical lecture course, you will start to master the four key areas in the art of Cinematography — (1) Framing & Composition, (2) Coverage & Continuity, (3) Lighting Techniques, and (4) Lens Aesthetics.

For directors, apply this working knowledge to optimize the cinematic expression of your artistic vision. For aspiring cinematographers, use this as a springboard towards your filmmaking practice. Also recommended for film producers, editors, production designers, film critics, academics, and other lovers of cinema.

  • axis of action & 30° rule
  • balanced vs. unbalanced frame
  • barger baglights
  • color balance
  • color-correct fluorescents
  • compositional triangles
  • connecting shots
  • daylight/tungsten sources
  • deep focus
  • design principles & composition
  • directionality
  • freeform method
  • fresnels
  • full range of tones
  • HMI units
  • in-one method
  • invisible technique
  • Kino Flo units
  • LED lights
  • lens filtration
  • lens height
  • manipulating perspective
  • master scene method
  • movement in the visual field
  • open face lights
  • open vs. closed frame
  • PARs
  • selective focus
  • soft lenses
  • soft lights
  • SoftSun
  • three-point lighting
  • triple-take method
  • visual metaphor
  • visual tension
  • visual storytelling with the lens
  • visual texture
  • visual weight
  • visualizing emotional subtext
  • xenons

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