How It Works
Concentrated Study In Expanded Cinematography
Classes are offered in Sessions every two months. Each session spans roughly two consecutive weeks, with classes taught daily on the G.C.I. Soundstage (each class day lasting 6-8 hours). Students additionally have two "creative days" during the week to complete practical assignments for the Lighting and Composition class.
Free time during the weekdays allows more freedom for working professionals, and gives students the opportunity to complete assignments during the day and explore Los Angeles, the center of the worldwide filmmaking industry.
Throughout the session G.C.I. Students participate in Practical Lighting Workshops on the G.C.I. Soundstage using industry standard equipment. Students learn under the supervision of experienced cinematographers and gaffers how to light scenes requiring different effects such as daylight, candlelight, night, firelight, etc.
Many other G.C.I. classes feature additional hands-on instruction, including color management from pre-production through to post in Davinci Resolve, shooting VFX, green-screen lighting, combining live action and virtual elements, and more!