At Tent Cinema’s first ever six-day Cinematography workshop, begin with the basics of photography: types of lenses, focus length, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, aperture, aspect ratio and then explore the aesthetics of composing a frame by understanding depth of field, the rule of thirds, the role of symmetric, asymmetric, static and dynamic compositions in creating meaning, and how to light a frame.
An introduction to the beginnings of cinematographer will come next. The workshop director, will take students through the various developments in film technology over the years, and explain the recent transition from film stock to digital.
Students will learn how to operate and use the various cameras in the market at the greatest potential. They will learn how to light indoor and outdoor scenes for night and day, the intricacies of composing the various shots in a given scene, and witness a shoot on the last day of the workshop. Since the workshop is conducted over two weekends, students will have time to shoot their own footage and have it analyzed by the rest of the group in class.
Cinematography is editing at the first level. In composing a frame, a DP is choosing what to edit out of the frame, and what should remain. Learn to create your own image. Be a cinematographer. Begin at Tent Cinema.
What exactly does a cinematographer do?
What type of LIGHTS?
LOOK and FEEL?
These are just some of the questions cinematographers have to deal with, and usually they don’t ‘t make these decisions alone. The Director is still the “creative tyrant” who has to oversee and approve of any aspect of the production.
But on a set, Director and Cinematographer are like husband-wife.
Movies are not plays.
The power of cinematography consists of –
- Evoking emotions of delight, sadness, humor, and fear through the mastery of a cinematic syntax that has been developed for more than a century.
- Shot sizes, angles, and movements are the heart of an exceptional camerawork, which, combined with a lighting crafted to enhance emotions, form the essence of cinematography.
The director of photography is often called a painter, and canvas is the screen.
His/Her “Brush” are the actors, the lights, the location, the set, the props, etc.
These are the elements the DP can control to create each and every shot.
Cinematography ranks among one of the most complex and challenging facets of filmmaking, when everything gets hectic.
Not only does the cinematographer has the biggest crew on set, but also has to be in continuous communication with the director in order to make sure that they are all on the same page in regards to how the film will look.