MEA-120 - Intro to Cinematography - Frederick Thornton
|Course:||Intro to Cinematography|
My name is Frederick Thornton, and I am excited to be your instructor for cinematography this fall. I have been a working filmmaker for over a decade now. I have won a Gotham Award, AFI Audience Award, Imagen Award, Sony Pictures Award, and been nominated for a Spirit Award. Furthermore, I love talking about film, the history of cinema, and the craft of filmmaking, so please always feel welcome to nerd out with me.
Our class will focus on Cinematography for a filmmaker. You will learn the ins and outs of being a DP, as well as some other key positions within the Camera department. You will also learn how to be a more informed filmmaker and how to engage with cinema with a better understanding and ability.
What to Expect in this Course
Expect a welcoming environment and lively discussions about cinema. You will learn all the pertinent information regarding camera types, lighting, and grip equipment. You will learn how to use your camera, lighting, and grip equipment for full emotional story driven standpoint versus this is an ARRI Alexa LF it shoots in 4.5K ARRIRAW or 422 ProRes. At the end of the class you will be able to distinguish how filmmakers use focal lengths, stylistic shot selections, framing devices, lighting setups, camera motivations, etc to tell a story to audiences. Students will also become stronger visual storytellers and believe in their own ability to craft stories without overly relying on expository dialogue and clichés. You will be exposed to cinema that is more avant-garde and outside the mainstream American cinema experience. Therefore, you may be exposed to cinema from filmmakers covering topics and stories that you may be unfamiliar with.
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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 71