What a fun time it was last week at Emerson College! Professor Bosmajian’s advanced cinematography class was fantastic! I showed footage from the undercover Navy SEAL movie to have the students take each shot apart to analyze both the lighting and photography. We talked about the new Canon 5D and 7D cameras and how they are changing the game; shifting the paradigm. We reviewed the basics of lighting and practiced those skills on a three wall set that the students put together. We reviewed color temperature, how its use can give you more of a three dimensional image, and discussed how to use a monitor to light from in the field or a studio to light. I showed the students the use of a fill light and they decided what level they liked while seeing it real time on the Hurlbut Visuals lighting monitor.
I value your input from the blog post “What Do You Think Film Students Need To Know?” Here is how I incorporated your thoughts into my presentation at Emerson.
- Heard that studying the history of film is important
- Heard that the story is KING
- Heard that experiencing everything is important so they have the ability to appreciate each co-collaborator and understand their unique talent
- Practiced composition and discussed how to expose film
I also addressed the Emerson Faculty and Alumni to explain the paradigm shift with HDSLR technology and pointed out that Emerson could position themselves as a leader in embracing this new technology.
Thank-you to everyone at Emerson for their enthusiasm, participation and expertise in pulling off a wonderful event. Emerson’s facilities were in one word:IMPRESSIVE. They are giving the students everything possible to dream!