Our curriculum is designed to make students participate in both the technical and creative demands of shooting films, television shows, music videos and web series. Students study under the Academy’s award-winning faculty of professional cinematographers who not only assist students but also provide insight into the current industry trends and professional realities. Thus students gain extensive experience learning how to overcome the many technical challenges they will encounter at the location. Under direct faculty supervision, students will be given the opportunity to shoot and edit several short projects. Through lectures, discussions, in-class exercises, outside readings, and film viewings they gain an overview of the film production process.
Students will be introduced to the techniques of motion picture, different lights and lighting pattern, latest digital cameras, Lenses, accessories, shooting grips, track dolly, jib, aerial shoot equipments, steadycams. Topics including high-key vs. low-key lighting, bright and dark scenes, indoor day/night, and outdoor day/night will all be explored from both an expressive and practical approach.