As Sven Nyquist, a world-renowned cinematographer puts it “The art of cinematography is nothing but the art of painting with light”. But artistry apart, Cinematography is also a highly technical field. A good Cinematographer needs to know the physics of optics, the chemistry of laboratory processing, the electronics of video cameras and the mathematics of exposure. If ever there was a profession that married science and art, it is the profession of Cinematography. It is the Cinematographers who become the “eye” of the Director, transposing his/her vision into unforgettable images that leave an indelible impression on our minds.

Infotainment and digital technology is going through some of the most exciting changes with the advent of ultra high definition imaging solutions, advanced software for non- linear editing, image corrections, color grading, sound recording & mixing, distribution and exhibition. It is imperative for future technicians to be well equipped to handle the artistic challenges of film and television as it embraces futuristic technologies in the coming years.

The students doing the Cinematography Course with us are not only given hands-on practical training in film and digital cameras along with extensive lensing and lighting practicals, but are also given a rigorous input in the aesthetics of image making.

Skills learned as a result of successful completion of this program include

    The ability to work independently and get together in a high-pressure inventive environment

    In-depth knowledge of and mental object with the art and craft of acting for film and television

    Experience with multiple modern and classical approaches to execute, script interpretation, and character formation

    Understanding of avenues for influence using new media

    Ability to act confidently in front of the camera


    Photography Optics

    Imaging Technology

    Lighting & Exposure

    Study of Still & Movie Cameras

    (Film & Digital)

    Digital Cinematography

    Elements of Film Direction, Screenplay

    Sound, Editing and Film Production

Other Activities During the Course

    30 selected feature films will be screened and discussed.

    About 30 practical sessions which involve lighting practice and operation of Film and Digital movie cameras will be conducted.

Project Works Involve

    Perspective Study

    Architecture & Light

    Landscape/ Portraiture Photography in Ooty & Pollachi


    Interview Exercise

    Continuity Exercise

    Art & Photography

    Scene Exercise

    Outdoor Lighting control with grips

    Day & Night Lighting Practice

    Night Time Photography

    3D Practicals

    Animation & Time-lapse Photography

    Guided outdoor Motion Picture practical’s (in locations away from Chennai)

    Crane & Dolly Practice

    Demo of Panther Dolly & Practice

    Guided short film production using Digital Motion Picture Camera

Course Requirements

     To apply for the course, the concerned candidate should possess an undergraduate degree either in science or arts. However, +2 students with three years’ experience in Photography / Film Industry may also apply.

Course Fee, Terms & Conditions

    Upon selection, the concerned candidate is expected to pay the following sum within a week after the receipt of the Admission card: