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Digital Cinematography: The Art of the Moving Image

Units: 3
Student Level: All

Jun 24 - Aug 2   - Unavailable
In-Person (Ages 16+)
Schedule: Tue/Thu 9:00am - 12:50pm
Max. Seats: 21
Faculty: Philip Schwartz


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About the Class

In Digital Cinematography, students will be introduced to the cinematographer's responsibilities. This intensive, hands-on course will give students the artistic requirements to create images that “tell the story.”

The course will cover digital camera fundamentals and designing the visual style through shot lists, lighting, and grip equipment. The class sessions will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and in-class exercises on state-of-the-art sound stages, culminating in each student serving as a Directory of Photography on a series of scenes shot on a RED motion picture camera.

Course Objectives

Students will build the fundamental cinematography skills including, but not limited to:

  • Basic concepts of exposure and the use of light meters
  • Understanding various qualities of light in the creation of dramatic mood
  • The rules of composition for clear visual communication
  • Working knowledge of digital cameras, including Sony FS5 and RED Scarlet
  • Collaborate creatively in a production crew setting

All necessary equipment and production resources will be available for student use, including digital cameras, tripods, grip gear, lighting kits, and access to sound stages.

Important Information

Project on RED cameras will be conducted exclusively on our sound stages on 7/26, 7/27, 7/28. Students must be available for a full working day on all three days.

Additional Information

  • All projects are created outside of scheduled class time.
  • Please note that dates and times of the course are subject to changes. Additional tutorials are taught during outside hours.

INSTRUCTOR: Philip Schwartz