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Cinematography Essentials Masterclass

Unleash your creativity and master the art of visual storytelling with a 3-hour online masterclass on cinematography. Discover the secrets behind captivating camera techniques, composition, lighting, and more. Level up your filmmaking skills and create stunning visuals that will leave a lasting impact.

  • All levels
  • 18 and older
  • $145
  • Earn 1,450 reward points
  • Interactive Online Classroom
  • 3 hours

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this film class:

Join our instructor-led, 3-hour online masterclass designed to explore the fundamental principles of cinematography. Discover the art of visual storytelling, master camera techniques, and learn how to capture emotions through the lens. This masterclass will empower you with the essential skills needed to create stunning visuals for your projects.

Learning Outcome:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of cinematography concepts and techniques
  • Develop essential skills in shot composition, utilizing the rule of thirds and advanced framing techniques
  • Master the art of camera movement, exploring various techniques such as dolly shots, tracking shots, and handheld methods for impactful storytelling.
  • Hone the ability to manipulate depth of field, choosing the right lens and utilizing the f-stop to control focus creatively.
  • Explore lighting techniques, both natural and artificial, to effectively set the mood and tone of scenes
  • Acquire proficiency in color grading and post-production, enhancing overall visual aesthetics

Topics Covered:

Cinematography Fundamentals

  • Understanding the pivotal role of cinematography in storytelling
  • Explore various camera types and master key settings, including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture for creative control.

Camera Techniques and Composition

  • Master shot composition using the rule of thirds and practical framing techniques.
  • Understand the impact of camera angles on visual storytelling.

Lighting Essentials

  • Utilize both natural and artificial light for cinematic effects.
  • Implement advanced lighting techniques, including the three-point lighting setup and color temperature adjustments.

Camera Movement and Storytelling

  • Explore various types of camera movement, including dolly, tracking, and handheld.
  • Understand how camera movement enhances emotional impact and narrative transitions.

Lens Selection and Depth of Field

  • Choose between prime and zoom lenses based on practical applications.
  • Manipulate depth of field using the f-stop to control focus for effective storytelling.

Color Grading and Post-Production

  • Enhance visual aesthetics through basic color grading techniques.
  • Understand the post-production workflow, covering editing basics, sound design, and collaborative processes.

Participate in hands-on exercises, gain valuable insights through real-world case studies, engage in a Q&A session to address specific questions, receive constructive feedback on your project, and access a curated list of recommended resources to continue your learning journey.

Please note that the content and order of topics may vary slightly depending on the instructor's approach and the needs of the participants.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

If notice is given 5 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund. If notice is given less than 5 calendar days no rescheduling or refunds are permitted. All cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing to [email protected]

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