A cinematographer is called the visual eye of the director. Therefore, a cinematographer has to shoot according to the director. He/she has to transfer the text into motion picture with the help of crewmembers. A cinematographer has to keep in mind that the ideas and thoughts should communicate clearly by means of motion pictures.
The course in cinematography lays emphasis on the fact that cinematography is co-related to the director's vision. A good cinematographer should understand the context and mood of the screenplay that is to be transferred into motion picture. The responsibility of a cinematographer is to create a visual narration, which communicates clearly and meaningfully.
The art of lighting is different for every scene. Students are given practical exercises to learn the fundamentals of lighting. They are taught the importance of light in a particular scene. Lighting varies from scene to scene.
There are different lighting techniques for still photography, film and television. The module on lighting explains the parameters with techniques of lighting for different programmes. Students are taught to organize the shoots on his/her own and work on the textures of light. Media Minds offers indoor and outdoor lighting to facilitate them respond to any kind of challenges in their profession.
Videography can be described as the image that is acquired electronically in place of the visual optical process. The module on videography helps students to understand the fundamentals of videography. Students are taught how nitty gritty of video signals are amplified, generated and recorded. Students are also taught various formats and resolutions in which contemporary video exists.
Besides inputs in multicam setups and DV CAM, students are given inputs into high end cameras such as Red and many other HD cameras capable of 2k resolution. Students are also given ample information on 2k film transfer. The module helps students to understand the basics of videography. After completing the course, students start their career in the realm of videography.
Shooting on Film Cameras
The module dedicates to shooting on film cameras, where students are taught the usages of 16 mm and 35 mm cameras. Students are given practical exercises in titling, panning, zooming and tracking with adaptation of film loading, magazine changes and variable film speeds. Students are also given training in advanced film camera to provide them with live exposure to filmmaking. After completing the course, students are well accustomed to various types of cameras used in the film industry.
Shooting for Chroma
Whenever there is a need to create a composite shot using more separate shots, the techniques of matting, frame blending and keying are used. Students learn lighting blue/green meant for chroma key effects. Students are given training in blending and matting techniques.