Course in Cinematography

Center for Research in Art of Film and television
In New Delhi

Price on request
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New Delhi
272 ,1st Floor Naharpur Car market rohini Sector 7 , 110085, Delhi, India
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Course programme

A Cinematographer is responsible for composing each frame in a scene to be shot and deciding the lighting and camera angles according to the requirements of the director. During Cinematography course, you will leran to lead the camera/lighting team and will be involved in the planning and execution of a shoot from the pre-production stage.

Lighting is used to change the mood of a scene or to indicate practical aspects such as day or night. Our Cinematography course will also teach you how lighting technician arranges all the lighting effects designed by the cinematographer according to the instructions of the chief assistant cameraman.

Our Cinematography course blends traditional filmmaking techniques with the latest digital video and film cinematography. We use the SONY PD-170/ Panasonic HD , for day to day exercise and Sony DSR-450 cameras for camera operation

Arri 435/ arri3 will be demonstrated to understand how the film camera works during 2-3 days film camera workshop. Our Cinematography course also includes screenings, lectures, and demonstrations to help you understand creative possibilities as you develop an eye for aesthetics.

During the Cinematography course Students will experiment with the creative use of film lighting techniques and to control image quality. Students will shoot in studio, on location in afternoons and evenings and WILL gain practical experience in various lighting situations such as day-for-night, night-for-night, available and mixed light, magic-hour, fire and candle light, and close-up table tops.

Each morning students will share their discoveries, successes, and failures as the class reviews and critiques the previous day's shooting.

WORKSHOP: There will be two 3-days workshops by industry practitioner in our Cinematography course. During the workshops, screening of their work will take place to analyze their unique style. Various lighting situations will be taken up by the instructor to demonstrate different ways to light them up. Possible outdoor and indoor locations in Delhi will be explored for a wider perspective on problems associated with location shooting. Students will be given typical situations for light up and will be guided by workshop instructor. These workshops will give the students confidence and technical fineness required to shoot any professional cinematography assignment in the film and television industry

Variety of lighting styles, like source lighting, mood lighting, stylization, glamour will be demonstrated through practical situations in the studio.

After completing the Cinematography course, the students can easily seek employment with television and production companies. Ambitious students begin their career as assistant cameramen, graduating to independent cinematographers in a few years where they can command anywhere between Rs. 5,000 onward per day, depending upon their experience and quality of work.

Fiction Style: How to use natural and available light more effectively; use of tungsten, HMI, and fluorescent lighting systems, along with grip equipment to shape, bounce, and shade light by using simple tools and techniques. Exercises include lighting portraits and close-ups, product stills, night exteriors, interiors of a motel room, car interiors, day for night, and exterior night street scenes. The Cinematography course also includes tests and exercises with 35mm digital cameras and video cameras .

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