Cinematography: Color, Composition, and Style

Intermediate—Spring

This course will continue the training in cinematography and film production started in “Working With Light and Shadow.” In addition to covering camera operation and basic lighting, students will explore composition, color palates, and applying a visual style to enhance the story. The course will revolve around developing original work and shooting scenes on a weekly basis. Work will be discussed and notes incorporated into the next project. As part of 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. Students will develop, write, draw floor plans, shoot, edit, and screen a final project by the end of the term. 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 to approach a film production project with enough experience to take on introductory and assistant positions with potential for growth.