• Gulshan Kumar Film & Television Institute of India
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Camera & Lighting Techniques (Digital Cinematography)

Courses Type :  1 Year Diploma courses

Through proper framing, composition, lighting and fluid meaningful cinematic movements the cinematographer can express the director’s vision and make it a visual delight for the audience. The synthetic atmosphere of studios changes to realistic world with the cinematographer’s knowledge of the medium. For a cinematographer technology is the means to reach the goal that is aesthetics. The art is the goal. Lighting is ‘painting with light’. Converging point of Art and Science is cinematography and cinematographers can create a visual poetry by marriage of the two.


Salient features: Full Still photography course syllabus plus the following:

  • History of photography.
  • Development & various applications of photography.
  • Photographic science
  • engineering and technology.
  • Nature of light
  • colour and filters.
  • Lighting tools.
  • Various lenses and its uses.
  • Optics in details. (Photography point of view).
  • Basic science involved in digital cinematography.
  • Cinematography as a visual art form.
  • Framing and composition.
  • Developing aesthetic sense for framing & composition. Several practical exercises involving still and motion picture compositions involving movement.
  • Various types of movement in cinema.
  • Practical involving various lighting situations.
  • Anatomy of a digital camera.
  • Basics of Sound recording in modern digital cameras.
  • Photoshop – Software. (Elementary level).
  • Skill development program.
  • Student Production exercises. involving the following:
  • News.
  • Interviews.
  • ENG.
  • Multi-camera productions.
  • Song videos.
  • Fictions / Documentary films.
  • Basic knowledge of other departments of cinema.
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