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Course Description

This is an all-encompassing course which covers the fundamental skills for aspiring directors of photography (DOP) or cinematographer. The course consists of filmed exercises and workshops which develop your practical understanding and experience of the cinematographer’s role. During the course you will:

  • Four-week full-time course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm)
  • For students who want to learn the key techniques, creative approaches and organisational skills involved in camera operation, lighting and sound recording
  • Covers the fundamental rules of film grammar and narration on-set
  • Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required

• Shoot your first commercial video that demonstrates your camera, lighting and editing abilities

• Understand technical requirements such as focal length lenses and depth of field

• Learn the basic sound theory, how to handle relevant equipment and record location sound

• Develop post production skills to enhance the visual aesthetics of your content further

• Examine how cinematography has progressed through history

• Learn about different career pathways within various cinematography departments and decide about the next steps in your studies or career

This is an all-encompassing course which covers the fundamental skills for aspiring directors of photography (DOP) or cinematographer. The course consists of filmed exercises and workshops which develop your practical understanding and experience of the cinematographer’s role. During the course you will: Four-week full-time course (Monday-Friday,...

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Course Content

  • Introduction to cinematography: the importance of the cinematographer in filmmaking, the development of cinematography over the years
  • Visual storytelling: depth of field, three point lighting system, eye lines and what happens when they don’t match, the ‘rule of thirds’, how to match tracking shots, the names and features of different focal lengths, using a dolly, tracks, lighting kit and operating a moving camera
  • Lighting and tracking: three point lighting, how to light to a professional standard
  • Introduction to large format cameras: building, loading formatting and recording media
  • Sound: recording different types of sound: Vox pop, formal and walking conversation, hard-disk and multi-track recording
  • An overview of the basic aspects of production and postproduction: editing with  Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Practical exercises, including, creating a 30-second commercial using your knowledge of how to construct a pack-shot

Introduction to cinematography: the importance of the cinematographer in filmmaking, the development of cinematography over the years Visual storytelling: depth of field, three point lighting system, eye lines and what happens when they don’t match, the ‘rule of thirds’, how to match tracking shots, the names and...

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Entry Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

Entry Requirements: Our Four-Week Cinematography course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact [email protected]

Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Four-Week Cinematography course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more...

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