Cinematography: Ways of Seeing

Sat, Oct 27, 2018
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Ignite your own visual storytelling style with cinematographer Devan Scott!

This multi-day workshop will enable you to make better use of your camera and lighting gear to enrich your storytelling with a deepened understanding of the theory and practice of cinematography.

Each session combines visual studies with hands-on studio experience. You’ll analyze how specific styles, and how different cinematographers approach the question of how their movies will look. 

Each day, you’ll examine visual idioms from different eras and genres of cinema history in group discussion; from the grit of ’70s New Hollywood to the naturalist lighting of the British documentary filmmakers to the slick modern masters. Then, you’ll shoot a scene in the style of the cinematographer being discussed, using techniques such as frame composition, lighting, colour coordination, depth of focus, camera movement, and focal length selection.