Achieving the Cinematic Look

What You'll Learn

For over ten years, the DSLR revolution has democratized filmmaking by introducing an affordable means to creating shots that look like Hollywood films. If you've taken our "Intro to DSLR" class, you know why shots look this way (i.e. their shallow depth-of-field) and you've learned a few ways to make the most out of your large sensor camera. Now, this course will take your filmmaking to the next level by learning cinematic moves and techniques, and finding affordable add-on gear to pull-off Hollywood-style shoots. We will view real world examples of classic shots from films and learn how to re-create them affordably.

The course will cover these topics:

  • Storyboarding your shots
  • The language of cinema through shots and moves
  • Cinematic shots and angles
  • Cinematic camera moves (pan, tilt, dolly, etc.)
  • Eyelines and powerful vs. weak angles
  • Why zooms are almost always bad
  • Inserts and cutaways
  • "Locked-down" shots vs. moving ones
  • Creating tension and release with shots
  • Lens field-of-view and focal lengths
  • Shallow depth-of-field vs. deep focus
  • Rack focusing with a follow focus
  • The "180 degree rule" and when to break it
  • Monitoring your shots (field monitors, loupes)
  • Steadying your shots (tripods and rigs)
  • Basic gear for moving the camera (see our Camera Movement: Dollies, Sliders and Jibs workshop for an in-depth course)
  • Hand holding techniques that won't make your audience sea-sick

Who Should Take This

Anyone shooting video with a large sensor video cameras (DSLR, mirrorless, etc.) that wants to achieve cinematic-quality shots.

Presented By Brian Brown

Brian Brown

Brian Brown has owned his own full-service video, audio, and motion-graphics production business, BrownCow Productions, since 2004. A "one-man show," he scripts, produces, shoots, and edits all of his own content. He regularly creates video and audio for the web, broadcast television, large events, and in-house corporate training. He also dabbles in composing his own songs. Brian is a daily user of Adobe's Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop applications, as well as Steinberg's Cubase.

$69
BDA Members
$89
Non-Members

Registration:

BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

March 13, 2018 / 6pm - 9pm

In Boulder Location

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July 23, 2018 / 6pm - 9pm

In Boulder Location

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