This class will provide the basic elements of Cinematography, including but not limited to the basic principles of Cinematography, an introduction to visual storytelling, an analysis of how shots are used to build a narrative or documentary sequence, the basic elements of Montage and a deeper analysis into painting with lights.
History of Cinematography
This class analyzes the evolution of cinematography along the history of cinema, pointing out trends and historically relevant turning points in style (film noir, the introduction of color, etc.). A list of films, easy to find online and representing a wide range of cinematographers’ styles, genders, and ethnicities, will be distributed to the students for watching on their own time. Each student will choose 6 movies from this list to watch and analyze.
This class will introduce the basic characteristics of a digital camera and the main settings common to most digital cameras, using a Sony FS5 as an example. Advanced digital cinema cameras will be introduced using a Red Dragon as an example. The course will also provide an overview on the evolution of Digital Cinema.
Lighting and Grip
Lighting and Grip class will present lighting principles and examples via live demonstrations of how to create basic lighting setups. During Guerrilla Lighting, students will be introduced to examples of lights that are easy to build using common materials.
This class will introduce the digital editing capacities of Davinci Resolve, allowing the students to receive basic editing training, and also will guide the students to understand the basic principles of color correction and postproduction.
This class will guide the students in producing and developing their 3 personal projects with respect to social distancing and isolation rules. During the online course, they will create a Composition, a Continuity, and a Montage project, each one of them following a different set of rules and instructions.
Screen and Review
This class provides feedback to the students on their personal projects and analyzes their choices and approaches.