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Learn The Art Of Cinematography From Kevin Garrison

Demystify the subject of camera and lighting completely and provide a practical basis in the business and negotiations necessary to make it as a filmmaker.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    1 - Introduction

    • 001 - Introduction

    • 002 - Why Should I Listen to You

    • 003 - How Long Does It Take To Get Started

    • 004 - Why Learn The Fundamentals

    • 005 - Course Overview

    • 006 - Purpose Of This Course

    • 007 - Hurdles

    • 008 - Digital Book

    • 009 - Throw Away Rules

  • 02

    2 - Avoiding Failures in Filmmaking

    • 010 - Too Much At Once

    • 011 - Too Many Complicated Words

    • 012 - Be Willing To Fail

    • 013 - Too Many Losses

    • 014 - Submit Goals Purposes

    • 015 - Construcitve Critiscm

  • 03

    3 - Philosophy of Cinematography

    • 016 - Definition Of Cinematography

    • 017 - Visual Communication

    • 018 - Other Definitions

    • 019 - Tools For Communication

    • 020 - Duties

    • 021 - Lessons

  • 04

    4 - Understanding Your Camera

    • 022 - Definition Of a Camera

    • 023 - The Exposure Triangle

    • 024 - Histograms

  • 05

    5 - Camera Orientation

    • 025 - Camera Orientation Intro

    • 026 - Find The Sensor

    • 027 - Find The Lens

    • 028 - Experiment With Aperture

    • 029 - Shutter Speed

    • 030 - ISO

    • 031 - Speed Drill

    • 032 - Challenging Exposure Drill

  • 06

    6 - Lighting Theory

    • 001 - What Exactly is Light

    • 002 - Subtractive Lighting

    • 003 - Lighting Definitions

    • 004 - Direction Of Light

    • 005 - Type Of Atmosphere

    • 006 - Backlight + Atmosphere

    • 007 - Fill Lights

    • 008 - Negative Fill

    • 009 - Specular VS Diffused

    • 010 - Introducing Randomity Into Light

  • 07

    7 - Lighting Demonstration

    • 001 - Natural Light + Back Light

    • 002 - Hard vs Soft Light

    • 003 - Interview Lighting Without Lights

    • 004 - Interview Lighting With One Light

    • 005 - Light Direction On Faces

    • 006 - Creative Front Lighting

  • 08

    8 - Lighting Practical

    • 000 - Lighting Practical

    • 0. Introduction

    • 1. Subtractive Lighting

    • 2. Additive Lighting

    • 3. Far Side Lighting

    • 4. Near Side Lighting

    • 5. Back Lighting

    • 6. Atmospheric Lighting

    • 7. Hard Lighting

    • 8. Soft Lighting

    • 9. Forever Assignment

  • 09

    9 - Camera Movement Practical

    • 1. Static Shot

    • 2. Introduce Movement

    • 3. Wipe Reveal

    • 4. Camera Height

    • 5. Pan And Tilt

    • 6. Change of Space

  • 10

    10 - Professionalism + Set Etiquette

    • 001 - Introduction

    • 002 - Professionalism

    • 003 - Manners

    • 004 - Safeguard The Director

    • 005 - Unnecessary Actions

    • 006 - Love And Respect Producers

    • 007 - Take More Not Less Responsability

    • 008 - Work With The Right People

    • 009 - Social Media

    • 010 - Social Media Assignment

    • 011 - Crew Duties

    • 012 - Dp Department

    • 013 - Dp Department Senior Purpose

  • 11

    11 - The Magical World of Cinema Lenses

    • 001 - Definition Of a Lens

    • 002 - Fstops VS Tstops

    • 003 - Prime VS Zooms Lenses

    • 004 - Spherical VS Anamorphic

  • 12

    12 - Business and Negotiations

    • 001 - Introduction

    • 002 - Why Understand Business And Negotiations

    • 003 - Don't Negotiate Yourself Out Of A Job

    • 004 Standard Agreements + Meal Penalties

    • 005 Deal Memo VS Contract

    • 006 What Are Points

    • 007 Standard Set Schedules

    • 008 Always Get It In Writing

    • 009 First Negotiation What To Expect

    • 010 Can You Avoid Negotiating

    • 011 Should I Get An Agent

    • 012 Do I Need To Join A Union

    • 013 What Are The Beginning Rates of a Cinematographer

    • 014 Creative Negotiation

    • 015 What Goes Inside a Deal Memo

    • 016 Estimating Crew and Gear Costs

    • 017 How You Get Paid On Set

    • 018 When Do Crew Get Paid

    • 019 Should I Go To Film School

    • 020 What If There Aren't Film Jobs In My City

    • 021 What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self

    • 022 Closing Notes

  • 13

    13 - The Journey Onward

    • 001 - The Journey Onward