Cinematography – Composition, Color, and Style

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Open—Fall
This film production course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Cinematography and professional motion picture applications. In addition to covering the camera, students will explore composition, visual style and overall operation of lighting and grip equipment. Students will have the opportunity to Work in class with a RED ONE camera throughout the semester. Short scenes will be produced in class, geared towards the training of set etiquette, production language, and workflow. Students will discuss work and give feedback that will be incorporated into the next project.  

For conference work, students will be required to produce a short project on HD Video (3-5 minutes in length) incorporating elements discussed throughout the semester. They will write the concept, outline the project, draw floor plans, shot-lists, edit, and screen the final product for the class. This is an intensive hands-on workshop that immerses the student in all aspects of film production. By the end of the course students should feel confident enough to approach a film production project with enough experience to take on introductory positions with potential for growth.