Section 2: Modern Path
Learning From Experience (Guest Artist DP Workshop)
The classical approach to meaningful lighting for narrative films. This course, originally created by GCI Co-Founder Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, will examine the "why" and "how" through conversions with master Hollywood cinematographers. Lighting techniques, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises will be part of the class.
Career Management (How to Combine Artistry and Business)
This class instructs students on the nature of creativity and the mix of Artistry, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. The course not only teaches students the work that they need to do in order to succeed, but more importantly, it teaches how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to stagnant careers.
Modern technology is making what was one impossible, now possible for today's cinematographers - to shoot with green or blue screen with traditional cameras and see "real-time" compositing results on the monitor. This results in a stronger integration of traditional cinematography elements, such as lighting, when approaching shots in a "virtual" setting. The course is an examination of new cutting-edge technology and how it can be put into use for practical application.
Modern Tools & Concepts for Digital Imaging
Cinematography is changing with rapid evolution of new technology. This class aims to bring students "up-to-speed" on current tools and concepts which aim to enhance the role of the cinematographer in all phases of pre-production, production and post. This class includes hands-on software and mobile app demonstrations designed for the "expanded cinematographer".
Cinematography for VFX
Shooting for visual effects often requires special considerations and skills provided by the Director of Photography. In this course, students learn the fundamentals of how visual effects shots are created - including aspects of compositing (blue/green screen), motion control and other technologies which effect the work of the cinematographer.
Cinematography for Video Games
Learn the intricacies of shooting cinematography for video games. Taught by Dori Arazi, Director of Photography on the recent “Game of the Year” God of War.