Cinematography

COURSE SUMMARY

  • N240,000

  • 6 weeks
  • Hardware: DSLR Camera
  • Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Time: 9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm, 5pm-7pm(evening)
  • Study mode: Full Time (Weekdays  9am-5pm) or Evening (5pm-7pm) and Weekend (on request 10am-2pm)
  • Requirements: Basic knowledge of the Windows/Mac operating system
  • Calendar: Apr 3- May 12
    May 15 – Jun 23
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Become a Director of Photography in 6 weeks

In this course, students will develop skills and knowledge in cinematography which explores the art of visual storytelling and provides a firm overview of the technical foundation on how to effectively use the camera, lighting, and other tools to convey your message.

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Who is this course designed for?

If you have interest in film then this course is for you. This is also for anyone who want to shoot better with their camera or make money by shooting videos. It is also for those who want to enhance their video production skills.

What system configuration will I need?

Students should bring their laptops which should meet or exceed the following hardware configurations.

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 or Mac OS
  • 32-bit/64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum (8 GB recommended)
  • 16 GB of free disk space for installation
  • Qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL® graphics card
  • 3-button mouse

Will I get a certificate at the end of my training?

Students will qualify for a certificate of training only if the pass the assessment exam at the end of the training course. Final score is based on attendance (10%), tests (30%) and a final examination (60%) based on the standard grading system

Letter Grade Percentage
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • F
  • 70-100
  • 60-69
  • 50-59
  • 40-49
  • 0-39

COURSE OUTLINE

Through practice, students will develop skills in composition, lighting, exposure, camera placement, monitoring light sources, and framing people and objects for editing together with the safe operation of cameras and equipment. These fundamental techniques will provide an understanding of creative visual storytelling for all communication outputs. The course applies these skills and knowledge to single camera field recording and editing techniques applicable to a variety of video codecs, export formats which are common to film, television and digital media practice.

INTRODUCTION TO STORYTELLING AND DIRECTING
•The role and responsibilities of a director in script development, pre-production, production, and post production
•Introduction To Storytelling
•Film Genres
•Global Cinema

INTRODUCTION TO CINEMATOGRAPHY AND THE CAMERA
•An Overview Of the work of a Cinematographer
•Camera Types
•Lens Types and Filters
•Depth of field
•Camera Operation
•Hands‐on introduction to camera and different settings
•Exposure/F‐Stop/Shutter/ISO

LIGHTING
•Lighting for emotional impact
•Lighting example clips
•Discuss lighting terminology & concepts
•Color temperature
•Types of lighting units
•Controlling light
•Grip equipment
•Gels
•Diffusion

ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
•Day Exterior Lighting Techniques
•Bounced/Diffused Sunlight Concepts
•Day Exterior Lighting Example Clips
•Shooting an Interview. Studio Vs Outdoor
•Advanced Camera Movement
•Lighting for Green Screen
•Documentary Production
•Music Video Production

PROJECT (1 week)

Final exam, student assessment and graduation