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#1 michelle arakelian

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

Eloquence of Cinematic Expression... Technique alone is of no value unless supported by an Idea.

Two weeks of Cinematography and Advanced Lighting Techniques in Film Studio in Florence, Italy.
Combination of Film and Digital Cinematography taught by award winner cinematographer
Janusz Sikora who teaches filmmaking at University of Southern California and Dreamworks Studios.
After successful Workshop last summer, Light Extreme and Movie and Sound are setting up for yet
another artistic endeavour in amazing Florence - Birthplace of Renaissance.
Janusz teaches his Dancing with Light technique which is comprehensive approach to Visual Expression
where cinematic eloquence is of primary concern. Workshop is designed for Directors and
Directors of Photography as it deals with eloquence of cinematic interpretation.
Students are encouraged to bring ideas as they will have chance to explore both artistic and technical
aspects of their interpretations within professional environment of Film Studio in Florence. Program is
an unique undertaking in that it covers both Technical and Artistic aspects of Cinematic Expression.
Although workshop is English language, Italian students are encouraged to apply
since there will be translators through out the program. Besides... "Art does not need translation"!
Beginners are encouraged to apply, as it is within Janusz' discretion to bring anyone "up to speed" .

Workshop costs 2950$
Deposit of 500$ is required by deadline date:

Aug 17 - Aug 29, 2009
Aug 2009 Workshop - Application/Deposit Deadline - Jul 31, 2009
for more information: info@movieandsound.it


Workshop is for 10 students only and placement is based on "first come, first served" basis.

Program - Esthetics and Eloquence of Cinematic Expression
Workshop for Directors and Directors of Photography. Designed to teach - Demonstrate and Practice of Organic Filmmaking where the CHOICES made relate to emotional / intellectual quality of a Scene.


Week 1. Film
Monday - Intro Stage. Camera and Lighting Equipment.
Building the Camera. Camera Test - Lens Focal Length, Depth of Field, Focus/Selective, Field of View
Tuesday - Intro Lighting/Exposure. Dialogue between Director and Director of Photography
Light Direction, Light Quality, Three Point Lighting, Five Point Lighting, Exposure, Zone System
Wednesday - Creative Lighting. Dancing with Light
Mood, Lighting Styles, Value of Ambiance, High Key/Low Key Lighting,
Thursday - Dynamic Lighting for Block/Movement, Lighting Continuity. Motivation for Camera Movement
Friday - Special Effect Lighting - Limbo, Candle Light, Car Interior, Simulation of car Movement on Stage
Saturday - Exterior Light Control - Against the Sun, Edge, "Changing Direction of Sun", Lighting Styles with Natural Light

Week 2. Video
Monday - Film Look Intro. Digital Video Camera Advanced Menu, Camera Calibration, Video Camera ASA Equivalent,
System of Zone Exposure in Video
Tuesday - Basic Sequence, Screen Direction, Camera Movement, Esthetics of Cinematic Expression - Motivation for Choices,
Dialogue - Director/Director of Photography
Wednesday - Application of Film Lighting Technique in Video. Lighting for Video with Mood Creation. Motion Picture Light Meter
Thursday - Production. Execution of Ideas/Projects. Demo Reel
Friday - Production. Execution of Ideas/Projects. Demo Reel
Saturday - Production. Execution of Projects/Ideas. Demo Reel. Wrap Party
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