Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- This course is for anyone who's interested in cinematography and wants to shoot a narrative motion picture film. My intention is to give you the information you need to assemble a team of people and pick out the camera and lighting equipment to make a small narrative motion picture film. I'm going to help you develop what I call an expandable technique. What I mean by this is that even if your current production is small with only a few people involved, my goal is to guide you through all the tests you'll need to accomplish so that if you want to you can move to a larger scale production and use the skills learned here from the very beginning.
Follow along and learn the fundamentals required to shoot a story with a camera. Learn how to plan your production, assemble a crew, choose the right camera and lenses, and make creative choices that best fit the themes, characters, and story of your film. Bill covers the elements of composition, exposure, optics, lighting, and camera movement. Part 2 (coming in November 2016) will show you how to put all these ideas together on set, and deliver the footage to an editor and director for assembly into a complete, coherent, and compelling story.
- Motion picture history
- Preproduction planning
- Working with a crew and actors
- Understanding the story
- Composition in film
- Working with different types of cameras
- Recording, compression, and storage
- Choosing a lens and focal length
- Finding the correct exposure
- Lighting a scene
- Lighting and grip equipment
- Camera movement
Skill Level Beginner
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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