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How to Make an Award Winning Film on a Small Budget: Introduction to Digital Cinematography Online Short Course

How to Make an Award Winning Film on a Small Budget: Introduction to Digital Cinematography Online Short Course

Course Features

  • Modules 8
  • Quizzes 6
  • Duration 8 Weeks
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 20
  • Certificate Yes
  • Practical Assignments

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Start Date Option 1:
Course starts:
06 February 2017 (8 weeks)
Registrations close:
30 January 2017

Start Date Option 2:
Course starts:
20 March 2017 (8 weeks)
Registrations close:
13 March 2017

Course fees:R10 500.00
Introductory special:R7 035.00

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How to Make an Award Winning Film on a Small Budget

Introduction to Digital Cinematography Online Short Course

Welcome to our Introduction to Digital Cinematography Online Short Course! In this course you will learn about the filmmaking process, and how to control your camera to capture video footage that is well exposed, sharply focused, with dynamic colour and beautiful composition.Once the footage has been captured, we will then delve into the editing process and piece together a complete video.



In this course

Module 0

Orientation Module

Module 1

3 Stages of Production

  • Understand the 3 Phases of Production
  • Learn the importance of planning and documents needed to plan well
  • Recognise who does what in a production
Module 2

Properties and Parameters of Digital Video

  • Understand broadcast standards worldwide
  • Understand Resolution, frame rate and resolution
  • Understand Resolution, frame rate and resolution
  • Gain historical context about the difference between Digital and Analog
Module 3

Controlling your DSLR or Cellphone

  • Recognise pros and Cons of HD Video Camera ,DSLRs and Cellphones
  • What can be done and what can’t be done on each
  • Where to find the controls on each
  • How to Manually Focus an Image
Module 4

Exposure and Depth of Field

  • Understanding the Perfect Exposure and a “Clean Image”
  • How and why to use exposure controls
  • Manipulating DOF
Module 5

Colour, Composition and Camera Movement

  • Identify different Shot sizes and Angles
  • Comprehend Colour Temperature and how to White Balance an image
  • Choosing the right shot for the story
Module 6

Basic Editing in Adobe Premiere

  • Import footage
  • Understanding the workflow
  • Create simple edits on the timeline, using IN/OUT Edits
  • Exporting the video
  • Import footage
Module 7

Wrap Up

  • Synthesise your learning journey experience


Meet your online course lecturer

Gareth H. Graham is a cinematographer and editor who has been working in the film industry in Cape Town since 2005. His films have been well received in film festivals both Nationally and Internationally. In addition to his work with Renegade Pictures as creators of documentary films and corporate videos, he has also lectured at CPUT, CityVarsity, UCT, SAE and the Cape Town School of Photography. He has also filmed footage for well regarded TV shows such as Top Billing and worked as an Online Editor on various inserts for Carte Blanche. Gareth will be the Online Course Lecturer (OCL) through the Digital Cinematography course. You will be able to engage with him directly.


Meet your academic advisor

Each CityVarsity Online course is assigned their own academic advisor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their online learning experience.

The Academic Adviser who is assigned to How to Make an Award Winning Film on a Small Budget: Introduction to Digital Cinematography Online Short Course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Academic Adviser to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects of the course. As a complimentary online service, students are contacted by their Academic Adviser over the phone or by email.



THE NEED FOR THIS COURSE : Digital Cinematography
In this day and age, people are often carrying around devices capable of capturing incredible video footage at any time. This course provides a theoretical framework around the basics of filmmaking, and then delves deep into video cameras, mobile phones and DSLR’s to unlock their full filmmaking potential

 

COURSE INTRODUCTION:
Welcome to our Introduction to Digital Cinematography Online Short Course! In this course you will learn about the filmmaking process, and how to control your camera to capture video
footage that is well exposed, sharply focused, with dynamic colour and beautiful composition. Once the footage has been captured, we will then delve into the editing process and piece together a complete