Introduction to Cinematography

Introduction to Cinematography is an intensive full-time, three-week course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm).

Cinematography is not just lighting and sound recording – it is about bringing a story to life. Master your craft at cinematography through our hands-on courses, taught by award winning tutors. Progress your abilities as a cinematographer across a wide range of contexts while you learn the key techniques, creative approaches and organisational skills involved in camera operation.

Introduction to Cinematography provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical and creative use of camera, lights and audio. Students will learn the key techniques, creative approaches and organisational skills involved in camera operation, lighting and sound recording. This will cover a range of areas from the technical basics of cinematography, taking full manual control of industry standard cameras, focus pulling, camera movement – using tracks and dollies, lighting for narrative or pack shots and more. Students will be given the chance to apply these skills in filmed scenarios to enhance their working knowledge of cinematography.

Tutors on this programme are industry professionals with vast experience in film, television, documentary /factual programming, and advertising. As technology continues to evolve at increasingly faster rates, the heart of this programme is about more than how to operate a particular piece of equipment – it’s about a deeper understanding of storytelling and the moving image in order to communicate something meaningful and entertaining to an audience.

For more information, request a prospectus.

Find out more about our Cinematography courses and what our students have gone on to do.

Students on the course will:

 

  • Understand and be able to apply the use of camera, sound and light in a coordinated way
  • Have gained technical knowledge and confidence in using filming equipment
  • Have developed a critical understanding and practical use of the basic rules of film grammar and narration through working with the camera

Student Testimonials

  • “I have used tips and information learned from the course on sets which has put me in good standing with a professional crew.”
    Nicola Beattie Introduction to Cinematography, 2013
  • “"It's a brilliant, hands-on working environment."”
    Peter Allinson Introduction to Cinematography, 2014

Start Dates & Prices

  • 25 April 2016 — 13 May 2016
  • 8 August 2016 — 26 August 2016
  • Price

    £2,000

    Introduction to Cinematography is an intensive full-time, three-week course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm).

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Introduction to Cinematography course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Three Weeks Full-Time

    Application Criteria
  • Price

    £2,000

    Introduction to Cinematography is an intensive full-time, three-week course (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm).

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Introduction to Cinematography course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this please contact info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Three Weeks Full-Time

    Application Criteria