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Testimonials

 

Our mission at G.C.I. is to equip and prepare the next generation of cinematographers and filmmakers with our intensive, hands-on class sessions in Expanded Cinematography®. G.C.I. students come away from our class sessions with an upgraded skillset, more confidence in delivering professional, consistent, and expressive images, whether with film, digital, virtual, or game technologies, to navigate the modern world of production and move their careers to the next level.

 
 

 

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"THE GLOBAL CINEMATOGRAPHY INSTITUTE HAS BEEN THE MOST INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE...WORTH EVERY MILE TRAVELED TO GET THERE!"

DP João Jasmin, GCI Graduate

 “THE DEPTH AND BREADTH OF SUBJECTS COVERED IS INVALUABLE IN MY CAREER MOVING FORWARD.”

DP Tim Sutherland, DP and DIT (Local 600), GCI Graduate

 

"WHAT SEPARATES G.C.I. FROM OTHER SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS IS THE LEVEL OF THE TEACHERS AND STAFF. COMBINING TECHNICAL AND ARTISTIC SUBJECTS”

DP Julio Costantini, GCI Graduate

 

"I THINK ANY CINEMATOGRAPHER WILL FIND THIS INFORMATION EXTREMELY USEFUL, WE’RE GETTING INTO MORE ADVANCED WAYS OF WORKING."

DP Aaron Torres, GCI Graduate

 

"THE WORK I'M CAPABLE OF TODAY IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE GUIDANCE AND TEACHINGS OF MY MENTORS, WHO HAVE HELPED ME TAKE MY WORK TO THE NEXT LEVEL. I PROGRESSED A LOT IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. THANK YOU!"

DP Eli DiFiore, GCI Graduate

 

“IN JUST 13 DAYS MY DEPTH OF FIELD AND LINES OF SIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPANDED AD INFINITUM!

Director Leslie Small, GCI Graduate

 

"GCI IS GENERATING AN UNPRECEDENTED FLOW OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ART, CRAFT AND TECHNOLOGY EMBODYING THE WIDE REACH OF CINEMATOGRAPHY.”

DP Liz Radley (SOC), GCI Graduate

 

"GLOBAL CINEMATOGRAPHY INSTITUTE IS TAKING A KIND OF INTERESTING APPROACH TO TEACHING THIS NEW BRANCH OF TECHNIQUE AND TOOLS THAT ARE EMERGING FOR CINEMATOGRAPHERS."

Virtual Cinematography Expert Ron Fischer, GCI Teacher

"I HAVE COMPLETED MULTIPLE COURSES IN CINEMATOGRAPHY OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, AND I CAN SAY WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST COURSE I HAVE ATTENDED. EVERY CLASS IS TAUGHT WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN MIND."

DP Zachary Peel McGregor, GCI Graduate

"I ENJOYED THE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE COMBINED WITH CONCEPTUAL AND ARTISTIC ADVICE.  A LOT OF DOORS OPENED IN MY MIND CREATIVELY AND ALSO INSPIRED ME TO WORK HARDER TO REACH MY GOALS.

DP Eugene Yu, GCI Graduate

"BRUTAL AND HONEST BUT EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR. I INSTANTLY FELT A CHANGE IN MY IMAGERY AFTER THE FIRST CRITIQUE.

DIRECT AND HONEST TEACHINGS THAT DID NOT DANCE AROUND THE MAIN POINTS. WITH A STRONG EMPHASIS ON THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF PROPER VISUAL QUALITIES THAT CREATE STRONG AND CAPTIVATING IMAGERY.

VERY INTERESTING AND UNIQUE INSTRUCTORS WHO EACH BROUGHT SOMETHING NEW AND SPECIAL TO THE CLASS. IT WAS COOL TO SEE SOME OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS SHOW IS SOME OF THEIR TIPS AND TRICKS."

DP Anthony Minassian, GCI Graduate

  

"THE COURSE WAS AMAZING, GREAT INFORMATION WITH GREAT EXPERTS, EVEN MORE THAN WHAT I HAD EXPECTED. THIS COURSE HELPED ME CHANGE MY WAY OF THINKING AS A CINEMATOGRAPHER.”

DP Fares Corbani, GCI Graduate

 

THE VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY CLASSES OPENED UP A TOTALLY NEW CHAPTER FOR ME, THAT I BELIEVE BRINGS ME FORWARD BY YEARS COMPARED TO THE EXPERIENCE THAT I COULD GET IN MY HOME COUNTRY."

DP Giacomo Urban , GCI Graduate

 

"SO THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING GCI IS THAT I’M ABLE TO COMBINE ALL OF THESE COURSES THAT I LEARNED, SO THAT WHEN I GO INTO WORKING ON A FEATURE FILM OR A MUSIC VIDEO OR EVEN A DOCUMENTARY - I CAN TAKE THOSE ELEMENTS AND FOLLOW THROUGH FROM THE VERY BEGINNING TO THE VERY END OF A PROJECT.”

DP Beth Cloutier, GCI Graduate

 

“I APPRECIATED HOW YURI WAS VERY REAL WITH US AND POINTED OUT WHEN SOMETHING FELT ARTIFICIAL IN THE SCENE.  I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE AND FEEL THESE THINGS IN OUR LIGHTING AND THAT OUR LIGHTING SUPPORTS THE STORY WITHOUT BEING DISTRACTING."

DP Eugene Yu, GCI Graduate

 

"I REALLY ENJOYED IT AND LEARNED MORE THAN I IMAGINED. I LEARNED MORE THAN I IMAGINED. I AM INSPIRED AND READY TO WORK!"

DP Eugene Yu, GCI Graduate

 

“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE WHO IS WILLING TO DEVELOP HIS CAREER AS A CINEMATOGRAPHER. I LEARNED A LOT IN THIS COURSE, AND I’M SAD IT IS OVER."

DP Fares Corbani, GCI Graduate

 

"THE COURSES WERE INCREDIBLY USEFUL, TOPICS I HAD A PASSING FAMILIARITY WITH WERE COVERED IN SUCH DETAIL AND CLARITY THAT I NOW FEEL THAT I UNDERSTAND THEM FUNDAMENTALLY BETTER.”

DP Erik Kjonaas, GCI Graduate

 

”I WAS INTRODUCED TO NEW CONCEPTS THAT I WOULD OTHERWISE NOT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO. I ENJOYED THE SELECTION AND COMBINATION BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES.”

DP Erik Kjonaas, GCI Graduate

 

"WOULDN’T CHANGE EVEN A COMMA. YURI IS TOUGH BUT IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND. HE HAS A POINT AND WANT TO INSPIRE AND MAKE US BETTER CINEMATOGRAPHERS. HIS CRITIQUES ARE THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE THING."

DP Rafael Malta, GCI Graduate

 

"GCI IS A REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION. MORE LIKE AN INTERNSHIP, IT IS AN INTIMATE TUTORIAL BY VETERAN FILMMAKERS IMPRESSING THEIR KNOWLEDGE, SECRETS, AND EXPERIENCE TO A NEW GENERATION OF FILMMAKERS. THEIR AIM, IN THIS FAST CHANGING TECHNOLOGY, IS TO ELEVATE THE CINEMATOGRAPHER FROM TECHNICIAN TO ‘DIRECTOR OF IMAGES’. THE BATON IS BEING PASSED.

Producer Douglas Chase, GCI Graduate

 

MY UNDERSTANDING OF CINEMATOGRAPHY HAS IMPROVED. BOTH AESTHETICALLY AND TECHNICALLY."

DP Michael Watson, GCI Graduate

 

“G.C.I. IS EMBRACING CENTURIES OF IMAGE CREATION AND LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE.  I SEE THE PROGRAM AS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO JUMP ON THE TRAIN BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. THE SCHOOL WILL CHANGE THE GAME."

DP Michal Dabal, PSC, GCI Associate

 

"AS A RESULT OF THE HOLISTIC APPROACH THE COURSE TOOK. I WILL BE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE TO MAKE INFORMED CHOICES IN ALL AREAS OF CINEMATOGRAPHY, CAMERA CHOICE, LIGHTING INSTRUMENTS, WORKFLOWS, AESTHETIC APPROACH, ETC."

DP Milton Santiago, GCI Graduate

 

"I THINK GCI HAS PUSHED ME TO STRIVE FOR EVEN HIGHER QUALITY IMAGES, TO EXPLORE NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE CINEMATOGRAPHER. “ 

DP Justin Lubke, GCI Graduate

 

UNLIKE OTHER WORKSHOPS I TRIED IN THE PAST, THERE WERE NO SECRETS. THE COURSE WAS A DIRECT, INFORMATIVE, HANDS ON APPROACH TO LEARNING THE DEEP COMPONENTS OF CINEMATOGRAPHY

DP Jeff Galyan, GCI Graduate

 

 “IT REMINDED ME THAT CREATIVITY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY. THE INPUT RECEIVED IN THIS PROGRAM HAS EXPANDED MY VISION AND WILL DEFINITELY IMPROVE THE OUTPUT OF MY CREATIVE DECISIONS.”

DP Miguel Tafich, GCI Graduate

 

"GCI WAS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME. CINEMATOGRAPHY IS A SUBTLE YET POWERFUL WAY OF CONVEYING FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS. YURI’S CRITIQUES HELPED ME UNDERSTAND MANY THINGS ABOUT LIGHTING AND FRAMING

DP Antonio Cavalheiro, GCI Graduate

 

"I CONTINUE TO BE OVERWHELMED BY THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT PROVIDED BY THE GLOBAL CINEMATOGRAPHY INSTITUTE THROUGH A ROBUST CURRICULUM THAT IS SECOND TO NONE!"

DP J. Andy Moreno, GCI Graduate

 

"I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE G.C.I. COURSE TO ANY SERIOUS CINEMATOGRAPHER YOUNG OR OLD LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR CRAFT. I LEARNED SO MUCH THAT I AM ALREADY INCORPORATING INTO MY WORK TODAY AND NOW HAVE WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR, AND NOT ONLY ONE, BUT SEVERAL PEOPLE I CAN CALL REAL LIFE MENTORS!"

DP Harvey Glen, GCI Graduate

 

 
 
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