• Cinematography is the science or art of motion-picture photography by recording light or different electromagnetic wave, either electronically by means that of an image sensor, or with chemicals by means that of a light-sensitive material such as film stock.

    Cinematography finds uses in several fields of science and business further as for entertainment purposes and mass communication.

    Typically, a lens is used to repeatedly focus the light reflected from objects into real images on the photosensitive surface inside a camera during a questioned exposure, making multiple pictures. With an electronic image sensing element, this produces an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a video file for subsequent display or process. The result with photographic emulsion is a series of invisible latent pictures on the film stock, which are later chemically “developed” into a visible image. the pictures on the film stock are played back at a speedy speed and projected onto a screen, creating the illusion of motion.

Cinematography Syllabus :

  • Still Photography
    • 1. Anatomy of still cameras
    • 2. Shutters
    • 3. Types of shutter
    • 4. Shutter speed & Aperture relation
  • Perspective, Depth of field and Depth of Focus
  • Pictorial Composition:- Elements, Format and Balance
  • Framing
  • Visual storytelling
  • Psychology of camera
  • Introduction to various types of lenses
  • Anatomy of motion picture camera
  • Elements of visual design and composition
  • Introduction to demo Video Cameras
  • Practical assignments on still photography
  • Concept of continuity
  • Exposure meter, Principle of different types exposure
  • Introduction to camera preproduction & Postproduction
  • Intro to various types of lighting technics
  • Intro to other accessories: trolley , tracks, Jib

Practical Assignments :

  • Framing excises
  • High speed exercises
  • Music Video
  • Ad Film exercises
  • Camera movement exercises
  • Mos Film
  • Feature Shortfilm