Introduction to Cinematography

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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Learning Goals

  1. Understand and be able to apply the use of camera, sound and light in a coordinated way

  2. Have gained technical knowledge and confidence in using filming equipment

  3. Have developed a critical understanding and practical use of the basic rules of film grammar and narration through working with the camera

Start Dates & Prices

  • 10 August 2015 — 28 August 2015
  • Price


    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

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

    Duration: Three Weeks Full-Time


    Application Criteria

Nicola Beattie

  • “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