Cinematographers need to do more than simply, “show up and shoot.” Preparing to film is a complex, considered, and artistic task andCinematographer's Preparationwith Jim Denault, ASCwill teach you how to strategize and achieve the most creative, productive shoot possible.
Most filmmakers are in the dark about what cinematographic preparation truly entails. This class will give you with a step-by-step guide to preparing to shoot a whole range of narrative material – from the simplest moments to the most complex series of scenes. Jim will show how to break-down and analyze a script from an aesthetic, technical, and practical point-of-view.
You’ll learn how to:
Analyze a script aesthetically and technically
Evaluate and provide for the practical needs of a scene
Achieve maximum subjective effect within your shooting "strategy"
You’ll learn precise, effective, artistic, and technical approaches to shooting, which can be applied across all forms of filmmaking and length of material.
Working cinematographers, camera operators, and filmmakers will develop new skills for efficiently and beautifully conveying the artistic essence of their material.
Jim Denault, ASC got his start shooting distinctive independent features. He has gone on to photograph in a wide range of film and television genres. An interest in photography from an early age led him to study at the Rochester
Great class! Highly recommend to those starting out who are unclear about the process of getting the first job, meeting the director and keeping things organized so you feel more in control and have good clarity when you're at the shoot finally Thank you Jim!
This class is perfect for anyone who does not have years of experience as cinematographer ; it teaches everything a DP should do in pre-production, and is often not taught in film schools ! I'm freshly graduated and thus I don't have that much experience of pre-prod as DP, but this gave me everything I needed to know.
It's also one of the few class of the genre online, and it's a fantastic one, thank you so much !
There is nothing more valuable than learning from people that continue to work in their field. This course is priceless. To get into the processes and thoughts of a successful working Cinematographer -- there aren't words. Everyday I'm on set I think about the necessity of mentorship and this is the closest thing to that. Thank You Jim for agreeing to share your processes and techniques and to Mentor us in this digital age. Thank you CreativeLive for hosting this class and making it available.