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#1 michelle arakelian

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:35 PM

Technical and Artistic Aspects of Cinematic Expression
Two Week Workshop - Florence, Italy

Workshop for Directors, Directors of Photography, Camera and Lighting People.
Goal:to teach, demonstrate and practice of an Organic Approach to Filmmaking where it is about technical and artistic Choices which determine Emotional and Intellectual Quality of the Scene.
Instructor Janusz Sikora - Award Cinematographer and University Film Instructor.

Program conducts on Professional Film Stage Facilty and consists of Demonstrations, Lectures and Intensive Hands-on with Film Cameras (16mm/35mm), HD Video Cameras and Professional Lighting Equipment.

Subjects covered:
Cinematic Expression - Film Look - Dancing with Light Technique -
Camera Directing - DP/Director Dialogue - Camera Operating (Film and Video) -
Green Screen Lighting - Set Lighting - Location Lighting - Available Light Control - Limbo Cove Commercial Product Lighting - Chiaroscuro Lighting - Film Sensitometry - Film Laboratory - Video Camera Advanced Menus and Control - Shooting a Sequence - Scene Direction - Telecine

After first week of Demonstrations and Intensive Hands-on, students engage in productions of their own Scenes where Main Concern is the Eloquence and Quality of Cinematic Expression.
In the filmmaking reality it is Not about University Diploma...
it is about the Demo Reel.
One Good Scene on Demo is better than four years of theoretical knowledge and, it is exactly what one is asked for when talking with Producer or Production Manager trying for job as Cinematographer and/or Director.

Schedule of Events: 02/08/10 – 14/08/10 9:00am - 6:00pm Registration Deadline: Jul 1, 2010 3.500,00$
For enrolment please check: http://www.lightextr...l_Schedule.html
Program - Technical and Artistic Aspects of Cinematic Expression
Week 1. Film
Day 1 - Intro Stage. Film Camera and Lighting Equipment
Camera - Understanding Film Camera - Shutter Angle,
Intermittent Movement, Frame Rate (Slow Motion),
Camera Loading, Camera Threading
Building the Camera, Focus Pull, Camera Operating Technique
Camera Test - Lens Focal Length, Depth of Field,
Focus/Selective, Field of View/Focal Length

Day 2 - Lighting/Exposure/Film Laboratory
Grey Card, Light Meter (Incident/Spot)
Film Sensitometry, Film Laboratory
Light Direction, Light Quality, Three Point Lighting,
Five Point Lighting, Exposure, Zone System

Day 3 - Creative Lighting - Chiaroscuro
Mood, Lighting Styles, Ambiance/Key,
High Key/Low Key - Broad/Narrow Setup,
Dynamic Lighting for Block, Lighting Continuity
Dancing with Light

Day 4 - Dialogue Director/Director of Photography
Basic Sequence - Screen Direction
Motivation for Lens and Camera Movement Choices

Day 5 - Special Effect Lighting - Limbo, Candle Light, Car Interior,
Simulation of car Movement on Stage

Day 6 - Exterior Light Control -
Against the Sun, Edge, "Changing Direction of Sun",
Lighting Styles with Natural Light

Week 2. Video
Day 1 - Video Camera. HD Video and Camera Red (work-flow)
Advanced Menu, Camera Calibration - Gama/Cine Gama,
Knee, Detail, Video Camera ASA Equivalent,
System of Zone Exposures in Video

Day 2 - Film Look
Application of Film Lighting Technique in Video. Mood Creation.
Lighting for Video with Motion Picture Light Meter

Day 3 - Production. Execution of Ideas/Projects. Demo Reel
Day 4 - Production. Execution of Ideas/Projects. Demo Reel
Day 5 - Production. Execution of Ideas/Projects. Demo Reel
Day 6 - Screening - Diplomas - Wrap Party
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