THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
CINEMATOGRAPHY LAB with JAY HOLBEN
LAB 1.01: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
1:00pm – 4:00pm
PANAVISION – HOLLYWOOD
6735 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028
Instructor: JAY HOLBEN
In today's digital age, higher quality and less expensive cameras have democratized the filmmaking process making it accessible to nearly everyone. Now that is easier than ever to get out there and start shooting on your own, it is important to learn the art, aesthetics and science of how to utilize digital technology to create an artistic and pleasing image.
Cinematographer-turned-director JAY HOLBEN, Technical Editor at DV Magazine, will take us on a journey through the basics of photographic imagery. Jay will cover what light is and how we see it, to understanding dynamic range, exposure and WHY we light (especially when modern cameras can nearly see in the dark). The Fundamentals of Cinematography explores how the professional cinematographer crafts their images. Move your own image-making forward quantum leaps.
This lab is perfect for aspiring DPs and camera crew, filmmakers who have recently acquired a digital camera package, and directors who want to improve understanding and communication with their cinematographers.
Jay Holben - Head Educator
HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Cinematographers Lab
Our Emerging Filmmakers Program (EFP) offer a full line up of filmmaking seminars and labs. This Cinematographers Lab for Filmmakers is designed for filmmakers, producer and aspiring camera crew. The monthly seminars encompass a wide range of topics and issues, designed for all ranges of experience and formats. The HS/EFP Cinematographers Lab takes us into some of the workrooms of some of our favorite camera shops and camera related organizations that every camera department professional and up-n-comer should know...
Seminar Topics include:
- Fundamentals of Cinematography
- Getting the Best Image From Your Camera
- The Camera Crew
- Flavors of HD
- The Camera Showcase
- Lighting from Home Depot
ABOUT JAY HOLBEN Jay Holben is an independent producer & filmmaker who worked as a director of photography for nearly a decade. Previously serving as Technical Editor covering film cameras and lighting, Jay has been a contributing editor to American Cinematographer Magazine for 12 years. He is currently the Technical Editor for DV Magazine, with a monthly column, 'DV101,' and has contributed to several books including the American Cinematographers Manual. Jay has contributed to several books on cinematography, including the American Cinematographer Manual, 9th Edition. He is the author of "A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget" which was released earlier this year. This year, Jay also co-founded FILMMAKER IN A BOX, an educational resource for feature filmmakers. Jay has been a member of HOLLYWOOD SHORTS since 1999 with his short film adaption of the Stephen King poem, "Paranoid", and he is our Department Chair - Cinematography at HOLLYWOOD SHORTS FilmLab.
When & Where
HOLLYWOOD SHORTS is one of the longest running monthly short film microcinemas in Los Angeles. Since October 1998, our festival features the world's best short film and animation by emerging filmmakers. Our industry screenings are held at THE ATTIC, affectionately knows as Cinespace, and The American Cinematheque's historic Egyptian Theatre, both on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. We also present filmmaker education programs, including the monthly Panavision Cinematography Lab, and the Actors Lab.