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The greatest script, the best actors, a well-financed film still needs a talented cinematographer who can capture the emotion visually through the camera and bring the film to life!
Cinematographers understand how to create a story from start to finish.
During this course, you will learn:
- What is a Director of Photography?
- Overview of position and responsibilities
- How DP responsibilities can change from job to job
- Understanding your relationship with producers and directors
- Common misconceptions
- Differences in Digital Cinema Cameras: Benefits and Drawbacks to each
- Choosing the right Camera
- Working in HD or 4K
- What is a lens?
- “Cine” lenses and “Still” lenses- Whats the Difference?
- How to choose the right lens for your shot
- Focus- what you should know
- What is parfocal?
- What is framing?
- Basic framing- Rule of Thirds
- Three basic shots: Wide, Medium, Close up
- Lenses and Framing- How a lens can illustrate emotion
- How to frame interviews
- How to frame dialogue
- “Breaking the Line” What is this and why is this important?
- Shooting for the edit
- Lighting: How to light the scene
- My philosophy to lighting (a lifelong pursuit of learning)
- Tungsten and Daylight
- Fresnel, open-face & soft lights
- LED and HMIs
- Three point lighting
- Adding a Fill light
- Talking to the Director- what’s the shot?
- Identifying problem spots
- Finesse the scene
- The essential skill: Shooting an interior interview
- Understanding depth
- Real time lighting transitions- i.e. not understanding the edit
- Using foreground