The role of a cameraman in shooting movies or a television scene is one of the most crucial one. The success of the film or the television program very much depends upon the quality of the shoot. An ace cameraman can bring an additional charm to the scene just on the strength of his quality of shoot. The job of a cameraman is an envious one too. They get to come close to celebrities and get their snaps or videos. They get to travel places with the production team. Shooting is an art that comes with lot of hard work and practice. Among other things lighting plays a crucial part in getting the best photos or videos. The content of the course thus focuses on creative lighting too.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in 10+2 from a recognized board in any of the streams. Duration of the course is 1 year.
More about the course
Shooting a scene for a movie or a television program is not simply pointing the camera and operating. It’s an art as well as science. In order to ensure that the shot scene is pleasing to the eyes, a cameraman needs to understand the finer points of doing a shoot. One needs to understand how our mind responds, when presented by a visual stimuli. One also has to keep in mind the past perceptions and experiences of the viewer. Then there is the lighting part too, which plays a crucial role in ensuring the shot scene is the best one. Through this course one gets to understand the various tools and techniques that are involved in illuminating the set or the surrounding. The course is a mix of theory along with lots of practical work. It’s through experience one gets to become an ace photographer.
Among the topics you are introduced to are- Filmmaking, Television Production, Human Vision, Optics, Lenses, Light Filters, Exposure Control, Light Sources, Controlling Light Intensity, Camera Movements, Framing and many more.
For a professional cameraman there are a host of opportunities in the film and the television industry. They can also work for magazines and newspapers. There are opportunities in news reporting, fashion shows, covering events and live shows, shooting television serials or in movie making. One can also work in the advertising industry, do photo shoots of celebrities and models. Then there are endless opportunities to engage in freelance photo or videography.
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