Online education has its advantages and disadvantages. If we know what we want to learn, the Google search engine will offer us dozens of courses (better or worse) on a given topic. There is a lack of comprehensive classes on entire areas of audiovisual knowledge. Packages of audiovisual courses, which, through a composed program, guarantee comprehensive knowledge of a specific field and high quality through the selection of lecturers.
In 2023, the Film Spring Open Foundation, in addition to individual online courses, offers packages on specific areas of creativity and AV techniques.
To begin with, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the “Profession: cinematographer” Package consisting of three separate courses.
The whole event will be started by the award-winning cinematographer Paweł Dyllus, who in six sessions will introduce the participants to the profession of cinematography, not only regarding the technique, but above all the creative role of the cinematographer.
Another course on cinematography technique, including post-production, will be conducted by the camera operator and cinematographer Paweł Grabarek.
In his course, Sławomir Idziak will talk about the visual dramaturgy with the example of Natalie Portman’s debut “A Tale of Love and Darkness”, for which he served as a DOP.
More details about courses below.
Duration: March – June 2023
Deadline for submission of applications: 7.03.2023r.
If you are interested in attending courses, please send an application with your CV and a link with your work to: email@example.com.
Course “Profession: Cinematographer” – Tutor: DOP Paweł Dyllus
- Duration: 6 meetings of 2h each with a 15 minute break, every 2 weeks
In my fourteen years as a professional cinematographer, I have gone through various life and artistic downs, ups and downs. In retrospect, I can confidently say that my preparation and filmmaking activities as a cinematographer have changed radically on many levels.
In a creative endeavour, there always comes that moment when you have to finally step out into the ring and face your vision and expectations.
My aim during the online meetings is to guide you from the preparation period to shooting a specific scene from a film of my choice. You will be given a short, written scene from the script of the film – we will discuss the different possibilities of making it happen. At the end, each participant will present their scene shot on their own.
I know that we will learn the most from each other. I believe it will be a good, real cinematic feast. The workshop will consist of six two-hour meetings with a 15-minute break taking place every two weeks.
Before the class I will give you the titles of 3 films that inspired me as a cinematographer and I would like you to see them too before we meet online.
I. My journey as a cinematographer. The scope of a cinematographer’s activities in the preparation and shooting of a film.
II. Preparation of the film. Basic issues about location, light and camera movement – how to tell an interesting story.
III. Discussing how to tell a story and how to prepare the location, to shoot a scene from the film.
IV. Final preparation, i.e.: previs, storyboards or a series of shots.
V. Presentation of scenes – discussion.
VI. Summary, conclusions, questions and answers.
Course “Cinematography and post-production techniques” – Tutor: Paweł Grabarek, cinematographer, camera operator
Duration: 3 meetings of 2h each
I. Discussion of selected ARRI, SONY, RED cameras (2h)
– Ergonomics of the camera, hand-held operation with Gimbal, Steadicam
– Resolution, sensor size, lenses
– Slow motion
– Sensitivity, tonal range
– Exposure test
II. ACES, color management (1h)
– Overview of ACES basics
– Colour management Da Vinci Resolve
– Workflow on set
– Show LUT
III. Da Vinci Resolve basics (2h)
– Basic editing functions
– Colour correction
– Working with LUT
– Material export
Course “The visual dramaturgy in film” – DOP Slawomir Idziak
In this course, participants will learn the ins and outs of the visual dramaturgy based on Natalie Portman’s directorial debut ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’.
Duration: 6 meetings of 2h each