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Cinematic Storytelling: Three-Part Series

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Cinematic Storytelling: Three-Part Series
with Ángel Granados

"Not just technique, but a course on how cinematographers think."

This cinematography course is taught in three classes; camera, lighting, and lenses. 

You can sign up for each class separately, or you can sign up for all three classes and save $50.

Your instructor, Ángel Granados, is the current Acting Head of Cinematography at UCLA.

Part 1: Camera - Saturday, June 12 from Noon to 3 p.m.

Designed to develop visual storytelling skills for anyone with basic experience with cameras. The class is relatable to classic still photography, applied to motion picture narrative.

It focuses on how cinematographers approach narrative visual storytelling and set their cameras to express cinematic visual language.

Topics Covered

• How to set up a motion picture camera to produce a "professional Hollywood-grade" image 
• How to break the "professional Hollywood Image" to evoke emotion from an audience
• Camera operating and composition for motion picture

Audience

Anyone with a basic understanding of still photography and interested in learning more about video and cinematography

Required Equipment

• DSLR or mirrorless camera 

• Note pad or note-taking device

 

Part 2: Cinematic Lighting - Sunday, June 13 from Noon to 3 p.m.

Designed to develop visual storytelling skills for anyone with basic experience with cameras. The class is relatable to classic still photography, applied to motion picture narrative.

The class focuses on how professional cinematographers approach and design cinematic lighting for storytelling, from 4-point lighting and beyond.  

Topics Covered

• Insight on how pro cinematographers approach, plan, and carry out creative lighting for different projects.
• Light intensity, direction, color & shadow quality
• Logistics of lighting on professional sets

Audience

Anyone with a basic understanding of still photography and interested in learning more about lighting as it pertains to video and cinematography

Required Equipment

• DSLR or mirrorless camera 

• Note pad or note-taking device

 

Part 3: Lenses - Saturday, June 19 from Noon to 3 p.m.

Designed to develop visual storytelling skills for anyone with basic experience with cameras. The class is relatable to classic still photography, applied to motion picture narrative.

This class focuses on how cinematographers use lenses for cinematic visual storytelling design and helps filmmakers express ideas on an emotional level. 

Topics Covered

• Advantages and disadvantages of prime lenses vs. zoom lenses
• How to select lens focal length to express intimacy in narrative
• How to control depth of field without compromising other camera and lens controls

 

Required Equipment

• DSLR or mirrorless camera 

• Note pad or note-taking device

 

About the Instructor

Ángel Granados served as an in-house cinematographer for the American Society of Cinematographers in Hollywood. After 16 years of professional documentary and narrative work in 15 countries, he now serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Austin Community College and a Lecturer at UCLA graduate cinematography program. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Directing from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts degree from UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media. Ángel is the current Acting Head of Cinematography at UCLA.

 

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Class & Event Cancellations

Tier 2: Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Portraits in Depth Series, Photo Campouts (including Spring and Fall Photo Camping Extravaganza), special events and one-time classes to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a tier 2 class your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. Cancellations made within 7 days of the class will receive a 50% refund.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email classes@precision-camera.com to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored.

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