Optics & Lens Research

Optics for Lenses and Cameras Course

Radiant Zemax –  An innovative course merging concepts in mathematics, optics, and cinematography, is the Academy’s Optics for Lenses and Cameras. The Academy has collaborated with Zemax to use their OpticStudio software to help students better understand the construction of complex lens systems. 

The class, offered to students pursuing their MFA in cinematography, employed the OpticStudio platform to teach optics of lenses and cameras. This lens design software enabled students to design their own lenses. This engaging learning experience afforded them a better understanding of how lenses work, how cameras work and understand the science behind the art form they have chosen to devote their careers towards.