This workshop, taught by award winning directing and cinematographer Michael Lavelle, is a practical, hands on approach to finding your own voice in cinema. It is suitable for those interested in cinematography as well as directors who are looking to gain a clearer grasp of visual storytelling. It is designed to help you find a doorway into your own unique visual language. You will be guided through the practical use of the camera and ways of getting the most from your camera.
The course consists of a series of hands on workshops followed by specific shooting tasks designed to help you discover your own way of communicating in cinema. The short exercises will be reviewed and broken down in class so that you can chart your understanding and begin to find your own voice.
- Introduction to the visual world
- Discovering your eye
- Decoding the language of film
- Behind the scene – what’s it about?
- Breaking down a script
- Getting the best from your camera
- Putting together a lighting plan and lighting a scene
- Advanced lighting
Lead Tutor: Michael Lavelle
Michael is a graduate of the National Film School of Ireland and an award winning writer/director and cinematographer. He was nominated for the Berlinale Today Award for ‘Mummy’s Little Helper’, which he wrote and directed. He also wrote and directed ‘Cluck’ which was nominated for an IFTA. In 2010 he won the World Award for Cinematography in Documentary at Sundance. Michael is also in production on “6 Hours”, his debut feature film as writer/director.
- Spring 2015 dates TBC, Thursday – Sunday. 10 – 5pm
- €310 Members / €350 Non-Members – €50 OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE ALONG WITH MICHAEL’S SEPTEMBER DIRECTING MASTERCLASS
- €100 Deposit
To Book / More Info:
- For more info or to book, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0.
- Detailed information on this course is available from our Training Department; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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