There is no greater filmmaking challenge than translating one’s cinematic vision into a practical shooting plan that produces edit-able footage. In Shooting The Scene, renowned cinematographer Jim Denault, ASC teaches you how to take a production plan and shoot efficiently, economically, and artistically.
Jim’s award-winning work includes The Campaign, Boys Don't Cry, and Game Change. In this class, he’ll share insights from his experience shooting both indie and studio films and teach you how to translate your vision into a series of filmed units (aka “coverage”).
You’ll learn how to:
- Set the aesthetic and technical approaches for each shot
- Determine how many shots you’ll need within a scene
- Balance practical limitations and still acquire what's best for the scene
Shooting The Scene will help all cinematographers, camera operators, and filmmakers develop a more systematic approach to planning a shoot. You’ll become more equipped to take an idea that only lives in your mind and turn it into an actionable shooting plan.
Bonus Materials with RSVP
Camera Gear List.pdf
Equipment List Examples.pdf
Lighting Gear List.pdf
Glimmer of Hope - By Jessica Brown.pdf
Shooting the Scene Syllabus.pdf
Glimmer of Hope Shooting Schedule.pdf
Bonus Materials with Purchase
SHOTLIST - Scene - EXT OFFICE ROOFTOP.pdf
SHOTLIST - Scene - INT OFFICE SPACE.pdf
Shooting the Scene - INT DOORWAY MORNING - Setup .pdf
Shooting the Scene - EXT OFFICE ROOFTOP STAIRCASE - Setup.pdf