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
. 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: