Light and Face: The Art of Cinematography

This workshop will walk you through how to light the most important and emotional subject you could put in front of your lens, the enigmatic face on a low budget. This workshop is unique in that it will literally guide you through the entire process of making your film. Taught by award-winning cinematographer Suki Medencevic A.S.C.

The Complete Cinema Camera Lenses Primer

Become a Master of Cinema Camera Lenses! Improved your Cinematography, Video Production, Filmmaking & DSLR Video by diving into the world of lenses. Learn what each kind of lens does and when to use them on your film productions.

The Definitive Super 16mm Filmmaking Workshop

Why the hell have you created an online Super 16mm Film Course? Because believe it our not there are a ton of television productions, feature films and indie films that are shooting on Super 16mm film. The need for education in the craft of shoot celluloid is great. After getting many requests for this information instructors Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle) and Egon Stephen Jr. (Cine VideoTech) decided to put together the DEFINITIVE Educational resource for anyone interested in shooting in Super 16mm film.
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DSLR Filmmaking: How to Make Your Indie Film or Video More Cinematic

This course is targeted at beginning videographers and anyone interested in shooting better video, course covers cinematography basics, DSLR pitfalls to avoid, important gear, and guerrilla filmmaking with your DSLR. Along the way, discover how to choose lenses, record audio, and make shots more professional.

Kodak Cinematography Masterclass Series

This unique series, sponsored by the Kodak Worldwide Student Program, features nine of the world's finest cinematographers sharing their wealth of experience in a workshop setting, as they guide you through a series of professional lighting problems both in the studio and on location. 3-D computer animations are used to vividly illustrate solutions in over 7 hours of instruction.

Shooting for Black and White Masterclass

Allen Daviau, ASC (The Falcon and The Snowman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Bugsy, Twilight Zone, The Color Purple) takes students back to the golden age of cinematography — the 1920's. He painstakingly recreates the shooting style by employing the filtration, vignetting, aspect ratios and shot coverage of the period. In doing so he evokes the spirit and dynamic of the B&W silent screen masterpieces. Denis Lenoir (Monsieur Hire, Daddy Nostalgie/, These Fooling Things, Paris Awakes Shuttlecock) creates an intriguing comparison to the work of Daviau by using modern cinematic techniques featuring a moving camera. He shoots with both color and B&W stock to make the comparison complete.

Location Lighting Masterclass

Location lighting, utilizing the equipment one truck can carry, is the most common task a young cinematographer will face. Geoff Burton (The Year, My Voice Broke, Flirting, Wide Sargasso Sea) condenses his many years of location lighting experience in this highly practical and useful workshop. Geoff’s approach emphasizes the maximum use of natural lighting resources (daylight and practicals) and imitating these sources with the light he adds. Geoff shows how to work with the limitations of location space and design (in this case three rooms of a cramped apartment) rather than against them. He demonstrates how fast stocks and fast work can be critical to success.

Studio Lighting: A Comparative Workshop

Two internationally renowned cinematographers Don McAlpine(Moulin Rouge!, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Romeo + Juliet) and Denis Lenoir A.S.C (Paris, je t'aime), light the same shots from the same dramatic script in this back-to-back workshop. They vividly demonstrate how differences in creative style and approach affect the impact and tone of the scene.

Shooting For Drama Masterclass

Robby Muller (Repo Man, Paris Texas, To Live and Die in L.A.), Peter James A.S.C. (Meet the Parents, Driving Miss Daisy). Both were given the same script and set constraints. The beautiful images they created reflect their different backgrounds & philosophies on the art the business of filmmaking. Muller creates a moody and impressionistic feel & James creates a wider view of the dusty cafe. Both men prove to be generous teachers, sharing many creative and technical insights that come from years behind the camera. The video culminates with split-screen comparisons of each cinematographer's finished piece.

Hot Moves: The Science of Awesome

This course is all about making single shots and master shots look absolutely awesome. Hot Moves focuses on a very different angle of how to make single shots look super expensive and sexy for their own sake. What is fascinating is that the vast majority of truly awesome and trailer-worthy shots come from just a handful of techniques, which we explore in Hot Moves.

The Master Course In High-End Blocking & Staging

Years in the making, The Master Course In High-End Blocking & Staging is the most comprehensive and ambitious camera blocking course in the world. A groundbreaking learning tool used by everyone from beginners to Academy Award winners, the course teaches high-end camera work through over 9 hours of 3D animated instruction.Besides working with actors, blocking is one of the most important things a Director does, and should be really good at. Yet most books, videos and many film schools barely touch the basics.


Taught by veteran award-winning film producer and author Suzanne Lyons. The filmmaker behind over a dozen profitable low-budget feature films.


Taught by veteran award-winning film producer and author Suzanne Lyons. The filmmaker behind over a dozen profitable low-budget feature films.