Cinematography & Lighting is a course, which explores the art of visual storytelling. It also provides a firm overview of the technical foundation in how to effectively use the camera, lighting and other tools to tell your story.
The course starts by examining the art of photography and video, and the technical shills needed to create images and videos using the camera and its components. You will learn to control the viewer experience through creative choices you make about where to put the camera and how to move it.
The course then explores how to create a mood in a scene with lighting techniques. These techniques are shown in a straightforward, practical way so you will be able to produce professional results.
At the end of the course, you will shoot a short video piece and prepare the footage for editing, applying the theoretical, technical and practical knowledge you’ve gained.
Students will receive up to 120 Hours of Classroom theoretical and hands-on practical instruction. 6 hours per week for 20 weeks. Another 4 weeks will be given for student to produce a final project.
- Introduction to Visual Storytelling
- A Technical Introduction to the Camera
- The Lens
- Camera placement and movements
- Lighting Tools
- Creative Lighting
- Concept Development and the script
- Production Staff and Collaboration
- Produce any kind of video, including a music video or short film.
- Tell a story visually
- Employ camera work creativity
- Employ lighting to tell a story or set a mood
- Prepare video footage for editing
Students who successfully complete the Digital Cinematography course could be:
- Director of Photography
- Camera Operator
- Production Staff
1-2 years (2-4 Semesters) – Applicants must have the WASSCE/SSCE Certificate (with passes)
Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.
Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.