film, video & TV training | professional development
Date/s & times:
|CIN1302 Saturdays/Sundays 9, 10, 16, 17 November, 2013 (10.00am-5.30pm)
|Fee:||$347 Open Channel members / $416 (non-members) (Prices are Inclusive of GST)
(Membership: $55 / $44 concession - join Open Channel here)
|Prerequisites:||Digital/Documentary Filmmaking introduction or equivalent. Students are encouraged to supply their own digital video camera (with microphone and headphone input and ability to attach a tripod base plate). Otherwise students will have shared access to Open Channel cameras.|
"The tutor's technical and practical knowledge were invaluable and he quickly tuned into our focus and tailored the day to suit our needs. For me it was THE most effective training day I have ever had...and I have had a few"
This practical and popular introductory workshop provides a solid foundation for new Cinematographers.
The course covers:
- The nature, quality and behaviour of light
- Pre-visualisation exercises and examination of photographic styles
- Interior/exterior lighting styles and logistics
- Composition, exposure and movement
- Choosing cameras and formats
- Lighting safety, equipment care and maintenance
- Practical exercises in three-point lighting and derivatives
Who should do this course?
Where can I go after this course?
Graduates can apply for work in the Camera department on a professional shoot as an Assistant, or may continue shooting independent productions as a Cinematographer or Camera Operator. Packaging multiple cinematography courses together with up front fee payment attracts a discount.
Are you interested in being Accredited for this course?
Read about Accreditation Options on Short Courses
How do I Enrol?
Simply print an Enrolment Form and return to us with payment to secure a place in the Short Course. See the Enrolment Form for details on how to pay.
Short Courses Application Form (pdf)
If you wish to enrol in this course as part of a full Certificate III in Media / Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, with up-front payment, click here.
Julian is multi award winning Australian Filmmaker currently based in Melbourne working as a senior lecturer for SAE Institute and Open Channel. He has received several awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society for excellence in storytelling and the ability to compose shots and utilise lighting techniques to create beautiful images.
Alan commenced his career as a clapper loader on Fred Schepisi's film, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, he subsequently began shooting freelance documentaries and music videos. With over 30 years experience shooting and directing TVCs both in Australia and overseas, Alan now works primarily in drama. Feature film credits include Lost & Found and Under a Red Moon, he has won numerous cinematography awards for his work in the drama and TVC area. Alan has lectured at the VCA Film & TV School and Kodak Cinematography Workshops and is currently ACS National Vice President, President of the ACS Victorian branch and a member of the Victorian Film & Television Industry Working Party.
Feedback from participants:
Alan offered intricate detail of camera and lighting operation with a great mix between the prac and theory.
Alan's feedback during the prac exercises was very helpful.
Alan's experience combined with working with the Gaffer and his truck was great value for money.
The tutor knowledge, prac exercizes and small class size was most satisfactory.
Daniel Martin (Satisfaction, Rush); Julian Filer (Lighting Assistant Sea Patrol, Fool's Gold); David Hawkins (Academy Award Nominated short, The Saviour)