Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30pm
Austin Studios Screening Room
1901 East 51st. Street, Austin, Texas 78723
Enter Gate #2 (Before the water tower)
February 7-May 9
6:30-9:00 pm, Tuesdays
Austin Studios, Screening Room 1901 East 51st. Street, Austin, Texas 78723
limited to 15
VOICE AND VISION Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
HITCHCOCK Fracois Truffaut
DAVID LEAN: A BIOGRAPHY Kevin Brownlow
THE SET LIGHTING TECHNICIAN’S HANDBOOK Harry Box
The Film Mind: Advanced Cinematography and Directing blends an in-depth examination of current large sensor digital cinematography with classic filmmaking techniques, both technical and aesthetic. The core tools of cinematography: lenses, filters, exposure and lighting are melded with the discipline of classic film grammar and directorial technique to prepare completely to make accomplished films.
The Great Directors. Threaded through the course are the concepts and ideas of three great directors of the last century: David Lean, Alfred Hitchcock and Akira Kurosawa. All three were primarily visual storytellers who shared much in common. Their work and ideas inform many of the concepts reviewed in class and students will be required to view films outside of class and do assigned readings in addition to technical reading and assignments directly related to the work of the course.
The course focuses on three phases:
Preparation: idea, script, visual narrative approach, design and story boarding.
Shooting: directing, blocking, lighting and cinematography.
Editing: progressive cuts, image color correction and timing, mixing and finishing.
Projects: Each student will shoot a short camera exercise make a six minute short finished film.
Requirements: Students must have access to a camera (DSLR, iPhone or other) and editing software.
The course objective is to produce excellent work and provide a framework for the student to move forward creatively.