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    Basic Knowledge & Practices of Motion Picture Cameras

    Many people mistakenly believe that shooting movies with a digital camera is easier than with a traditional film camera. And while certain aspects of digital filming are more forgiving, it also requires a whole new set of skills and techniques! This hands-on, intensive seminar is designed to give you a sturdy foundation in all aspects of a professional motion picture camera. You’ll learn all the key components that are used to build a professional camera system and you’ll get acquainted with the functionality of all pro tripod and fluid head platforms. Discuss camera support, form, and function, and practice working with camera accessories too. You’ll also delve into lens design and function for a comprehensive introduction. By the end of the class, you’ll have taken your filmmaking chops up a notch!
    Basic Knowledge & Practices of Motion Picture Cameras

    609 Greenwich St, New York

    • Learn the basics of filmmaking using a digital camera
    • Go over the key components that are used to build professional camera systems
    • Practice working with additional camera accessories
    • Take your filmmaking chops up a notch
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    Cinematography & Lighting with Rick Siegel

    Looking for an introduction to the world of cinematography? Have an interesting story you want to tell through film? You’ve come to the right place! This 6-hour hands-on course led by Rick Seigel, Emmy award-winning Director of Photography, will teach you the fundamentals! Using your own story’s themes, you’ll discuss particular camera set-ups, analyze lens choices, and dissect different lighting treatments. This class uses the controllable challenges of interview portraiture to examine various camera situations that occur in any kind of film, whether narrative, documentary, or corporate. By the end of the class you’ll be ready to light and frame your ideas into engaging cinematic portraits!
    Cinematography & Lighting with Rick Siegel

    609 Greenwich St, New York

    • Learn the foundations of cinematography from an Emmy-winning Director of Photography
    • Discuss camera and lens selection, and learn about lighting treatments
    • Examine the specific challenges of interview portraiture so you can focus on various camera situations that occur in most films
    • Begin your journey as a filmmaker with expert guidance
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    Lighting & Framing with Rick Siegel

    A movie can have a great script, incredible actors, and a fantastic director, but if the cinematographer doesn’t know his stuff, it’s gonna look like junk! During this intensive, hands-on class, Emmy award-winning DP and Lighting Designer Rick Siegel will teach you the fundamentals of lighting and framing. You’ll focus primarily on interview portraiture, but the skills you’ll learn can be applied to any type of film making. Part discussion and part hands-on, this workshop will cover how to maximize your location, how to light the interviewee to the best effect, how to set up the camera, and how to make the right decisions on set that will positively affect the edit. By the end of the class, you’ll have taken your filmmaking chops up a notch!
    Lighting & Framing with Rick Siegel

    609 Greenwich St, New York

    • Learn the essentials of lighting and framing from an expert, Emmy-winning cinematographer
    • Focus on interview portraiture in order to learn skills that can be applied to all styles of filmmaking
    • Practice lighting interviewees to the best effect, in order to get great looking shots
    • Take your filmmaking chops up a notch
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