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.
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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
“I have used tips and information learned from the course on sets which has put me in good standing with a professional crew.”