About Basic Cinematography
Launch your career as a Director of Photography, and create a striking look and feel for your films and screen work with Raindance’s practical Basic Cinematography course.
Learn how to successfully transfer the visuals of the film from your head onto the screen via the tools you have at your disposal, such as lighting, lenses, filters, framing and much more.
The course will run across 5-days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday will take place 6:30pm – 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday full days of 10am – 5pm.
What will it cover?
Day 1: Aesthetics (August 29th)
- Attributes of the visual image
- Lighting set-ups and variations
- Three-point setup
- Creating the look
Day 2: Film (August 30th)
- Film camera
- Film stock
- Light ratios
- Light meters
Day 3: Digital (August 31st)
- Digital cameras
- Comparison of film and digital cameras
- HD and SD formats
- Digital exposure
- Digital signal
Weekend: Hands-on workshop (September 2nd / 3rd)
Over the weekend, students will then have the opportunity to put into practice the theory they have learnt by setting up and shooting a short scene with a specific “look”.
Watch what students get up to on Basic Cinematography:
What will you achieve?
Upon completion of Basic Cinematography, students will have acquired the skills, knowledge and practical experience to then undertake cinematography, director of photography, or camera assistant roles.
How will you be taught?
A mix of lecture-style, demonstration and also practical instruction with tutor guidance. In addition, students will set-up and shoot a short scene.
Who should attend?
Basic Cinematography is suitable for those new to the art and science of cinematography, as well as directors, 1st ADs and camera assistants who want to gain a better understanding of film photography and lighting. It is also suitable for those seeking to refresh their existing knowledge.
About the tutor
Zoran Veljkovic was classically trained at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where he studied cinematography with leading European film-makers.
Zoran has been working as a Director of Photography since 1985. He has shot films which have won prestigious awards at film festivals around the globe, including America, Italy, Japan and Yugoslavia. He is continuously in demand as a DoP, and has worked with directors such as Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors) on his award-winning film Dangerous Parking. Zoran has shot 6 feature films in addition to numerous shorts, dramas, promos and commercials.