Cinematography Fundamentals

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
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The cinematographer is responsible for all the visual elements of a film. They make every creative choice related to composition, lighting, and camera motion—anything that audiences can see in a given shot. Whether you are interested in directing or shooting, this lecture-based class will give you a solid understanding of the elements of cinematography. Topics include: film and video formats, focus and depth of field, filters, natural and practical lighting, and shooting for editing.

The Camera Theory workshop is required as a prerequisite to this class. This course is recommended as a companion to the Lighting Fundamentals and Creative Lighting workshops.



Andrea Cuda is a cinematographer who studied at York University’s competitive Film program. Over the course of his four year degree, Andrea’s work has contributed to countless short films in both the narrative and documentary fields, several of which have seen success at festivals in Canada and internationally. Andrea himself was recognized with the 2012 Best Cinematography award at Toronto’s Cinesiege Festival, for one such film. Since his time at York, he has gained extensive experience with all components of set and lighting design, and has shot both fictional and factual entertainment for the big and small screens. More recently, he has worked on television shows for TVO and HGTV, along with a number of award nominated short films.