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If you are an emerging cinematographer eager to expand and develop your understanding and training, this course will instruct you to visualize, frame, light and interpret stories visually. If you are working in a related area, such as camera assisting or stills photography, this course will hold up your development in becoming a cinematographer. You will discover the professional, technical and theoretical based abilities required to work as a cinematographer as well as the important role of camera assistant.
The course is divided into three modules; beginner, intermediate and advanced. The first level has 30% practical work and 70% theoretical framework. Moving up to the second phase you get 50% of the work on practical structure.  And finally the last phase emphasizes all its work on the practical support. And by finishing all the three phases, the student is ready to establish his own movie and is grasped all the principles and techniques of creative directing.

Learning outcomes

•   Basic Lighting .
•    Color Temperature.
•    Direction of  Lighting Source.
•    Lighting and Meaning.
•    Different Types of Spot Lights .
•    Lighting Strategy .
•    Choosing the  Right Time for Shooting.
•    The parts of the Camera.
•    The part of the lens: Primary lens and Zoom lens.
•    Focus Lens.
•    Depth of Field .
•    Shutter Speed .
•    Filters .
•    White Balance.
•    Focus and Focus Shift .
•    Camera Movement.
•    Difference kinds of Internal and External Lighting .
•    Hand held Camera .
•    Camera Mountain.
•    Filters.
•    TV Lighting.
•    Difference between Cinema and Digital Camera.
•    Difference types of measuring lighting .
•    Natural and Artificial Light.
•    Lighting and Shadow .
•    Lighting Mood.
•    3 main position of lighting.
•    Key Light.
•    Fill Light.
•    Back Light .
•    Background Light.
•    Kick Light.
•    I Light.
•    Hard Light  or Soft Light.
•    Reflectors .
•    Contrast .
•    Low Contrast .
•    The objects that effect the contrast .
•    Composition.

Admission requirements:

Basic and background knowledge about cinema and its history and the people working on it.


Each level is held for 6 weeks, two sessions per week, each for 3 hours.


Career Gates- British Training Institute


Cinematographer: Said el Shimy


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