Cinematography is the language of communicating with moving images. To become a pro behind the lens, you need to understand movement, composition, lighting, and storytelling. These courses can help you build a foundation of knowledge and give you the vocabulary to develop your skills.
Master the essentials of the video production process.
Learn the importance of storytelling in camera work.
Create lighting that feels like a film production.
Learning Video Production and Editing with Rob Garrott
Reviews the tools and techniques aspiring video editors, cinematographers, and directors need to know to start a career in video production and editing.
19m 25s • COURSE
Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals with Bill Dill
Learn how to shoot a modern motion picture and tell stories in the most powerful way possible. Bill Dill, an ASC cinematographer and professor of film and media arts, introduces narrative filmmaking techniques.
2h 44m • COURSE
Learning Cinematography: 2 Working on Set with Bill Dill
Learn the art and craft of cinematography from ASC cinematographer and professor Bill Dill. Part 2 covers blocking actors, lighting sets, rehearsing, and shooting on a professional film set.
1h 24m • COURSE
Learning Cinematography: 3 Hands On Techniques with Bill Dill
Learn essential cinematography techniques from cinematographer and professor Bill Dill, ASC. Part 3 covers how to leverage tools and hands-on creative techniques to create a more cinematic look in your work.
45m 57s • COURSE
Camera Movement for Video Productions with Eduardo Angel
Learn how to increase the production value and emotional depth of your shots with camera movement.
46m 48s • COURSE
Cinematic Video Lighting with Jem Schofield
Get tips on choosing lighting equipment, setting up low-key lighting, and shooting great interviews, B-roll, and more. Use these video lighting techniques to get cinematic results quickly and easily.
1h 44m • COURSE
You'll learn cinematography skills with these experts.
Rob Garrott is a video and motion graphics artist, instructor and content manager for Video at Lynda.com.
Prior to Lynda.com, he worked as an art director, animator, and editor for ad agencies and television networks, accumulating many years of hands-on experience in the print and broadcast industries, working. He focused on creative direction, design, editing, and animation using CINEMA 4D, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. He designed and produced broadcast projects for many top brands, creating everything from TV Guide ads to on-air network graphics packages, promos, television shows, and sales tapes.
In addition, Rob is an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he teaches 3D motion graphics, compositing, and motion design.
Bill Dill is a cinematographer and professor of film and media arts.
He is a past senior filmmaker in residence at the American Film Institute Conservatory and senior lecturer at the USC School of School of Cinematic Arts. Now he teaches at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. He remembers the exact moment when "the world stopped spinning." At a photo exhibition by Walker Evans, Dill stood with a tear running down his face at the sight of a photo of an organ in a church in West Virginia. It was the moment when Dill began to pursue his interest in photography full time.
Thus began a career running the gamut from music videos to feature films. His work won local Emmys in New York City for magazine format TV. He did work for AT&T, the US Marines, and Apple. He shot television shows for Paramount and HBO, and features, including Sidewalk Stories, which won the Prix du Public in Cannes. He was elected to the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)—the preeminent mark of recognition is his field.
But he also walked away from jobs and projects requiring that he shoot gory auto accidents for TV news or work on "insulting scripts" or make one more malt liquor commercial. As a professor of cinematography, he asks his students to follow the same path—to seek excellence, to pursue their work with a level of intensity that demands that they eat, drink, breathe, and sleep cinematography, and to seek to produce images that stop the world.
Eduardo Angel is an Emmy-winning director and educator. His clients include Adobe and the New York Times.
Eduardo Angel is an Emmy Award winning visual storyteller, independent technology consultant, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. His mission is to inspire and empower photographers and filmmakers in the use of technology to enhance creativity.
Eduardo has worked as an official Adobe beta tester for Lightroom and Premiere Pro, currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, and mentors the photography program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Eduardo regularly speaks at conferences and industry events around the world and regularly publishes his thoughts on his blog, eduardoangel.com. He is also the cofounder of the production company The Digital Distillery, Inc.
Selected clients include Adobe, Adorama, Avon, B&H Photo, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Canon U.S.A., Chicago Architecture Foundation, Cinevate, Doyle, Fashion Institute of Technology, Future Media Concepts, Gulf Photo Plus (Dubai), Hasselblad, HOW Design Conference, McCann Erickson, New York magazine, NAB Show, the New York Times, Panasonic North America, Panasonic Middle East, Photo District News, PhotoPlus Expo, Photokina (Germany), Sigma, Sony, Tenba, Time magazine, and X-Rite, among others.
Jem Schofield is all about video production, filmmaking, consulting, and education.He spends most of his time producing content for clients, designing products, educating others, and otherwise being borderline obsessed with cameras, lighting, and the craft of storytelling.Jem and his company, theC47, provide production and post-production services to a wide variety of clients and also provide consulting (product design), and educational content creation services in the areas of production and filmmaking. They are specialists, maybe even experts, in these areas and have produced ongoing educational content for companies such as AbelCine, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Westcott, and Zeiss.Current and past clients include AbelCine, Apple, ARRI, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Corus Entertainment, LinkedIn Learning, MAC Group, NBCUniversal, NPR, Riverbed Technology, Scottish Enterprise, Sony, TED, the Vitec Group, Walmart films, Westcott, YouTube, and Zeiss.Jem is also an equipment design consultant to many manufacturers in the film and television industry. Most recently, he designed theC47 DP Kit and theC47 Book Light Kit, which is based on the Westcott Scrim Jim Cine system. For more about Jem and theC47, visit theC47.com and youtube.com/theC47.