The Met Film School is London's leading provider of practical filmmaking courses, based at Ealing Studios.
Introduction to Cinematography provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical and creative use of camera, lights and audio. You 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. You will be given the chance to apply these skills in filmed scenarios to enhance your working knowledge of cinematography. You will also work collaboratively in groups throughout the course - giving you an insight into the production process.
Cinematography or ‘painting with light’ is one of the most exciting areas of the filmmaking process, where the lighting cameraman has the responsibility of collaborating with the director, lighting team, production designer and art department to create a distinct visual landscape in which the story can be told. Mastering these techniques takes many years but this course will provide you with an invaluable insight into professional working practices, on-set etiquette, and the inner workings of the camera department.
Through practical on-set training we will allow you to experiment with state-of-the-art equipment where you will learn operating skills, post-production workflow and how digital camera equipment can be used to enhance the shooting experience. The skills you learn will be transferrable but we will concentrate on developing your understanding of a visual language, good storytelling techniques and a working knowledge of the lighting, gripping and sound recording equipment used by the professionals.
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