$499 – $590

ARRI Certified User Training: Block, Light, Shoot | Brooklyn

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ARRI Rental Brooklyn Haus

236 Greenpoint Ave.

Building 6

Brooklyn, NY 11222

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ARRI Certified User Training: Block, Light, Shoot

This 2-day class will explore the art of cinematography through intensive practical group experience while emphasizing creativity and collaboration. Students will learn how to build the lighting design and camera set up in a professional environment. This unique opportunity sharpens their technical skills through hands-on practical experience, but the ultimate goal is to facilitate growth as creative storytellers and filmmakers.

Who should attend

  • Emerging Filmmakers
  • Filmmakers
  • Film students
  • Independent production crew
  • Videographers
  • Content Creators

What you will learn

  • Discover the basic elements of camera composition and lighting design thru ARRI Creative Tools
  • Develop fundamental skills in setting up lighting and camera instruments
  • Learn what the ‘WHY’ function of lighting by understanding 3 core concepts
  • Explore the tools of lighting called ‘The Three Q’s’
  • Learn how cinematography can elevate the story and plot points in a scene
  • Develop fundamental skills in lighting and camera thru hands-on experience
  • Explore spherical and anamorphic lens characteristics for storytelling.

2 days

Trainers: Jason Inouye and Art Adams

Course Language: English

Jason Inouye had his own small boutique production/post-production company with a small studio space. His company produced branded entertainment, corporate interactive, web series, commercials, and title sequences. He shot and produced VFX plates for Fast and Furious 4 & 5, Community, and Sons of Anarchy. He managed the business development and sales for their production/post-production services and worked on a variety of projects as a ‘cinematographer/producer’. His clients were Lionsgate, FOX, and Universal. Jason worked as a cinematographer/producer on the main title sequences for FX’s Sons of Anarchy and The Bastard Executioner. He produced and shot indie movies that have been distributed on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. He is currently working on FX Networks Mayans MC as the cinematographer/producer for their main title sequence and VFX plates. He has been an adjunct cinematography professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts for 10 years. He has also taught filmmaking workshops at YouTube/Google. Finally, he had the great honor to create and project manage all the interactive media for George H.W. Bush’s Presidential Library.

Art Adams spent ten years in Hollywood working on features, TV series, commercials, music videos, sitcoms and visual effects projects. For the last 20 years he's lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he shoots commercials and marketing/branding projects for a who's who of Silicon Valley tech companies.

His curiosity, and desire to share knowledge with others, has resulted in a side career as a writer and educator who specializes in making complex technological and artistic concepts accessible and relevant to filmmakers. His articles currently appear at ProVideoCoalition.com, but he has written for American Cinematographer, Australian Cinematographer, the SOC: Society of Camera Operators' magazine Camera Operator, HD Video Proand DVInfo.net. He has also worked with several major equipment manufacturers as a market researcher, product designer and usability consultant.

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Q: Is my registration/my ticket transferable?

A: Yes, you can transfer your ticket either to another event in the same country or to a friend.

Q: What else is included in the ticket price?

A: Your ticket includes lunch, snacks, drinks, a folder with printed participant documents, and very nice giveaway swag.

Q: Does ARRI Academy offer discounts to members of industry organizations such as ASC, SOC, DCS, etc and student discounts?

A: Yes, please send a copy of your membership card or student card to academy@arri.com to receive your discount code.

Q: Where can I stay during the training?

A: Please have a look at our hotel recommendations and select the location where your training takes place: arri.academy/hotel-recommendations

Q: Is there parking available?

We do not have any parking accommodations near Greenpoint. We recommend using the subway or a car service. From Manhattan's Grand central station you can catch the 7 train to the G Train to Greenpoint Ave. In Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The train stop is only two blocks away from our facility 236 Greenpoint Ave.

If you get lucky you may be able to find some street parking but it's challenging.

Q: What are the conditions for refunds?

A: The participant shall have a right to withdraw from the contract up to 5 calendar days before the start of the event.

  • No cancellation charges up to 14 calendar days or more before the start of the event.
  • Cancellation charges amounting to 25% of the event fees up to 6 calendar days or more, but lesser than 14, before the start of the event.
  • The full participation fee is due 5 calendar days before the start of the event.

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NOTE: "Diversity and Inclusion" discounts are for US-based camera classes only. For further information: academy@arri.com

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