Applied Cinematography

This event took place Jun 5 - Jun 26, 2019


$190 to register
$175 for Forum members
(prices do not include Brown Paper Ticket service fees)
Scholarships available – apply here

Instructor: Craig Downing



Limited to 10 participants
All equipment is provided, but students are welcome to bring their own camera to practice with if desired.

This workshop is designed to provide next level techniques to our Intro to DSLR Videography workshop. It is also for those who know their way around their DSLR, and want to learn tools and practice cinematography techniques for professional productions.

Discover what you need to know in order to choose the correct framing and tools to paint with light in your next short film or video project. This workshop will cover and practice:

  • Frames sizes, camera movement, camera angles, storyboarding, focal length and ND filters.
  • Use of the Ronin-M, application of first week concepts and tools in shooting for different frame sizes.
  • Application of 3-point lighting, use of bounces, paper balls, LED lights, catch lights, and color temperature.
  • Practice shooting a scene using learned lighting and cinematography techniques.

Craig Downing

Craig Downing

Pronouns : he/him/his

Craig has both taught film and produced films in Seattle, Haiti and Iceland. In Haiti, Craig was the senior media educator at the Haitian School of Journalism, while also producing documentaries for NGOs in the area. In Iceland, Craig was the camera and grip department head at Saga Film, assisting with international features and commercials. Craig also serves as the festival director for Couch Fest Films, and contributes reviews to Short of the Week.

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