Also called the Director of Photography (or DP, for short), the cinematographer is the person who brings the “magic” behind the camera, blending his/her technical knowledge of lighting techniques with the artistic sensibility to compose the best shots for the film. Working side-by-side with the director from concept to completion, the DP serves as the director's right hand as a partner, confidant and ally through the entire process of the shoot. The director relies on a good cinematographer to help come up with outstanding shots and direct the camera/lighting crew to make every image the best it can be. Needless to say, this job is full of creative possibilities. It is also a position that can make or break a film.
As an apprentice (extern) in the Film Connection cinematography program, you will be paired with a working DP who will mentor you one-on-one, teaching you not only the basics of the job, but also the tricks and techniques that come with years of experience. You'll not only learn to work the gear—you'll learn to trust your own artistic eye under the guidance of your mentor. Best of all, by learning on the set, you'll gain the hands-on experience that is absolutely essential to becoming a successful DP.
THE FILM CONNECTION OFFERS A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO LEARN FILMMAKING AND BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS WITHOUT TAKING ON TONS OF STUDENT DEBT.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS AN APPRENTICE OF THIS PROGRAM:
Here’s an overview of the curriculum you will be studying as a Film Connection film school student:
- LESSON 1: RULE OF THIRDS
- LESSON 2: BASIC LIGHTING
- LESSON 3: T-STOPS AND F-STOPS
- LESSON 4: DEPTH OF FRAME
- LESSON 5: ASPECT RATIO
- LESSON 6: SHOT SIZES
- LESSON 7: FRAME RATE
- LESSON 8: FINAL ASSIGNMENT 1
- LESSON 9: FINAL ASSIGNMENT 2
- LESSON 10: FINAL ASSIGNMENT 3