CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL COULTER

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The workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of cinematography, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Mick Coulter, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future.

The over all theme of the workshop will be: How Mick Coulter applies 30 years of shooting on film to shooting in the digital age, and what cinematographers can gain by ‘thinking film, shooting digital’

Duration
2 Days (9.30am - 5.30pm)

Price
S$1790 before 7% GST
S$1915.30 after 7% GST

This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Scheme through Six Degrees Asia .
In addition media freelancers can apply for a S$ 7.50 per hour training allowance.
Availability and amount of subsidies and grants are subject to IMDA. More information about application procedures and terms here.

Date

The workshop designed for Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of cinematography.

Course Outline:

ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT
Auteur versus Industry – the realities of the business.
DIY - low budget approaches
Understanding your abilities
Overview and “Case Study” clips of my work

GETTING THERE
Hollywood versus Europe
Agents/managers/lawyers 

PREPPING
Script break down
Aesthetic overview – the look and the story - Stylistic Approach
Crewing up
Location hunting
Rehearsing before the shoot
Storyboard
How to work with:
Art department
Costume
Camera
Planning for Digital VFX 
Camera systems,
Lens selection
Grip equipment
Originating materials (film stock/tape)
Relationship between the DP and the director
Tradicional Vs. Digital
How to properly tech scout a location
How I design master shots and coverage 

SHOOTING
Planning your day
Blocking the scene
Shotlists
Storyboards on set
Shooting strategy
Camera - Movement - How / When / Why
laboratory procedures 
Exposure - Zone System of Exposure - Film and Video

LIGHT
light meters
Lighting Setup - Mood
natural light
location lighting
studio lighting
Night and day
Lighting to suit actors