Cinematography Scene Deconstruction
Cinematography Scene Deconstruction, Pro Hollywood Filmmaking.
Filmmaking is not all about blasting every film production gear and voila film is ready.
Welcome to this course in Cinematography Analysis and Breakdown of Hollywood Movie Scenes. My name is Isaac Albert, with years of filmmaking experience.
Speaking of Cinematography, there’s more at play. Whoever you may want to be in the industry, or whatever area of filmmaking you’re into; be you a Real Estate Filmmaker, Wedding Filmmaker, Music video Filmmaker, Travel Filmmaker, Documentary Filmmaker, Product Ad Filmmaker, Vlogging filmmaker, Sports Filmmaker, or as in the case of the Hollywood’s, Narrative Filmmaking as a movie producer. Whatever it is you do, know that every creative decision has a consequence on the final film product.
Whatever area of expertise you belong in the creative industry, be you Cinematographer, Gaffer, Audio guy, Director, AD, DP, ADP, Script supervisor Focus Puller, Editor, Trailer Editor, VFX Artist, Colorist, or indie Producer who wears many Hats. and so on.
Whoever you are, whatever role you play. It is essential to know that the final product of filmmaking is influenced by the intentional technical and Logistic decisions and choices made by the industry professionals during the preproduction, production, and postproduction process of the Film.
Technical and Logistic decisions and choices make movie or film production a professional creative venture ruled by a collective intentional choice of the experts in the industry.
Therefore, everything that appears on the screen, has a creative reason and meaning for being there, as they serve the intentional choices made by the experts. The framing size of the film, the shot type, the shot angle, the Lens type, the lighting type, the film format, the composition of the frame, the color tone of the scene, even the set location, and so on serve a purpose. Hollywood, being in the business of emotion, makes these intentional choices to convey the emotional experiences of the players in the screen. Thereby intensifying the emotions of the characters through the careful use of filmmaking elements and techniques so as to trigger an emotional response from the audience.
Everything you do must serve a purpose, they’re not just there just because you want to show off your creative muscle.
That is why I have created this course, to show you how and why creative professionals do what they do in the industry. This is a critical breakdown and analysis of a real Hollywood Movie. Deconstructing each extracted shot to the bare bone and decoding the meaning behind each element and technique that made up the Film production.
In this course, you’re going to learn a wide range of things.
You’re going to learn and be acquainted with insider Creative decisions.
You will learn:
The cinematography in General. The real practical exercises of what cinematography is really all about.
You’ll also learn How professional cinematographers use Lighting to convey emotion in the scene. How they shape light for different creative reasons, different types of lighting equipment they use, and why they use them in the scene. As we get acquainted with cinematography techniques in; Natural Lighting, Daylighting, Controlled or Artificial Lighting, Cinematic Lighting, Soft Vs Hard Lighting, Diffused Lighting, Light Diffusers, and what are C-stand and their functions. And so on.
You will also learn Lens choices for different types of shots and framing sizes. Long Lens, Wide Angle Lens, Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens, Telephoto Lens, Film Format, Focal Length, Depth of Field, and so on. You will learn compositional rules, and why professionals place players in a certain corner of the frame. Right heavy, Left Heavy, Balanced, and Symmetrical composition rules.
You will learn different types of shots and the meaning behind their use in the scene, you will also learn something called shot combo; how professionals combine different types of shots in a single shot to amplify the intended emotion in the character on the screen and trigger an emotional response in the audience. Wide Framing size plus Low angle plus Dutch angle, and High angle plus Dutch angle, Plus Close framing size. Close up, extreme close up or choker, medium shot, Medium wide shot, Medium close up, insert shot, Point of view shot, cutaway, B-roll shot. And so on
You will also learn how and why colorists grade the movie the way they do it.
By the end of each lesson, the list of what you will learn in a single screenshot extracted from a professional Movie is unlimited. The goal is to get you more skilled and increase your expertise in film production and teach you how it is done by industry professionals so that you too can do the same thing in your own uniquely creative way.
This course is jampacked with a lot of practical exercises and presents the breakdown and analysis in a relatable and interactive analytical sense.
All you need in order to participate successfully in this course is a basic of fundamentals of filmmaking, and you’ll be fine.
This course is created for beginner or intermediate cinematographers, filmmakers, and indie film producers. It is also made for film students who want to learn beyond their lecture hall.
If I were you, I will Jump right in already!