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The Technique alone is meaningless unless supported by an Idea
Visual Eloquence in Cinematic Expression depends on Choices that Director and Cinematographer make in order to relate to
emotional content of the Scene. Knowledge of the expressive potential of tools of cinematography (Lens, Camera, Light
Color) is detrimental in understanding the reasons behind creative Choices that help in communication with cinematographer.
Vice versa - it helps Cinematographer relate to quality of dramatic/narrative content as sought by Director.
Program relates to Cinematic Expression in two main aspects of directorial interpretation:
1. WHY (Creative)  2. HOW (Technical)

Workshop format - Lecture - Demonstration - Hands-on (with Camera and Lighting)


    Process of Cinematic Expression - Visual Eloquence
    Diegetic world of Cinema
    Identifying Moments - Building Blocks of  Directorial Interpretation
    Relevance of Technical / Artistic Choices - Why and How

    Lens - Expressive Qualities
                   Optical and "Psychological" Attributes
                   Choice of Lens - relation to quality of emotion to be described
                   Depth of Field - Focal Length - Aperture - Selective Focus
                   Focal Length - Perspective Distortion - Visual Dynamics

    Camera Eloquence - Position, Angle, Movement - Reasons and Motivations

    Color - Meaning of Color and Color Contrasts
                   Relation to emotional content of  the Scene
                   Spiritual Colors of Chakra - Symbolism

    Dialogue - Director / Cinematographer

    Light and Lighting - Expressive Qualities
                   Elements of Cinematic Mood
                   Lighting Style
                   Narrow versus Broad Lighting - Dramatic Implication
                   Lighting Style versus Dramatic Content of the Scene
                   F-stop as "Scene Canvas"
                   Low Key Scene Challenge
         Correlation between Creative and Technical Choices


     This is One Day Workshop 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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