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Film Director Online Course from Contempo Learning (94% Off)

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This online course covers modules such as what to know about focus, identifying problem spots, what is a lense or working in HD or 4K

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The Deal

  • £19 for a film cinematographer online course (94% off)

Modules of this course include:

  • Who is a director of photography? 
  • Overview of position and responsibilities 
  • How DP responsibilities can change from job to job 
  • Understanding your relationship with producers and directors
  • Common misconceptions 
  • Differences in digital cinema cameras: benefits and drawbacks to each 
  • Choosing the right camera 
  • Working in HD or 4K 
  • What is a lens? 
  • '’Cine’’ lenses and ‘‘still’’ lenses: what’s the difference? 
  • How to choose the right lens for your shot 
  • Focus: what you should know 
  • What is parfocal? 
  • What is framing? 
  • Basic framing - the rule of thirds 
  • Three basic shots: wide, medium, close up 
  • Lenses and framing- how a lens can illustrate emotion
  • How to frame interviews 
  • How to frame a dialogue 
  • “Breaking the line’’ what is this and why is this important? 
  • Shooting for the edit
  • Lighting: how to light the scene 
  • My philosophy to lighting (a lifelong pursuit of learning) 
  • Tungsten and daylight 
  • Fresnel, open-face and soft lights
  • LED and HMIs 
  • Three-point lighting 
  • Adding a fill light 
  • Talking to the director: what’s the shot? 
  • Identifying problem spots 
  • Finesse the scene 
  • The essential skill: shooting an interior interview 
  • Understanding depth 
  • Real-time lighting transitions, i.e. not understanding the edit 
  • Using foreground 

Full contents of the course can be found here.

The Fine Print

Validity: Must redeem by 31 Mar 2019. Course content available for 12 months from registration date.
Purchase: Limit 1 per person. May buy 3 additional as gifts.
Restrictions: Register online: No refunds or cancellation once log in details have been provided. Internet connection required. Customer support available, contact

About Contempo Learning

Contempo Learning is a hub for online video tutorials and courses made for creative types, including those interested in fashion, film, art, music and design. On-demand training programmes include everything from make-up and coiffure to acting and film editing. The company also offers courses designed to boost participants' mindfulness and social skills.

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