|"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out" Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
|Cinematography training and camera directing.
Our Cinematography Training is unique in that it covers both, Technical and Artistic aspects of Cinematic
Expression. Program consists of Lectures, Demos and hands-on with Light and Camera.
Main purpose of cinematography workshop is to teach methodology of Creative Process through exploration
of artistic potential of Tools of Cinematography: Light, Lens, Camera, Exposure (Zone System), Color.
Dancing with Light technique leads to development of one's personal style in cinematic expression.
Seeing in one's mind and the ability to "bring it out" (Michelangelo) without help of video monitor constitutes
creative approach in Cinematic Expression. "Dancing with Light" is an invaluable tool for Directors and
Cinematographers in their pursuit of artistic self-expression. Light Extreme Cinematography Workshops do
aspire to making contribution to student's sense of eloquence in cinematic expression.
Anyone with desire to enter "Realm of Beyond" in Creative Process of Cinematography encouraged to apply.
(Dancing With Light Technique is not taught in film schools)
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Light Extreme Cinematography Workshops motto - "It's in this stone, I just need to bring it out" - comes from Michelangelo's description
of Nature of Creative Process. It emphasizes two core elements of any consciously conceived creation:
Imagination and Technique.
We believe that technique alone is of no value unless supported by an Idea.
Creative Process starts as an Idea, which - in Cinematography - takes the form of previsualised image.
As a synergy of different art forms Cinematography, due to its technical sophistication, requires a method in realization of the Creative
Process. Dancing with Light technique - specifically addresses methodology of Creative Process in Cinematic Expression.
2. Film and Video
Advances in technology make today's Video Camera resemble Dynamic Range of Film. This creates possibility for video lighting being
treated the "film way" with the application of Zone System of Exposure.
Light Extreme Cinematography Workshops seek to eliminate the difference in artistic potential between Film and Video.
For digital cinema camera and lighting people with desire to engage in true nature of creative process in cinematography
where lighting by the monitor is left where it belongs (improvisation) - Light Extreme Cinematography Workshops is recommended.