Special Skills: The Power of Cinematography

Date: Saturday, February 28th
Time: 12-5pm
Ages: 13-18 year olds
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $75
Location: 121 E. Water Street

Description:
Light House is proud to partner with Zack Keifer, of
Folk Hero Films, for this workshop on Cinematography.

Students participating in this workshop will learn the basic philosophy behind shot composition and the ability to convey story through the lens of the camera. Students will be provided with a quick overview of camera shots. Then the students will observe scenes from Hollywood films that employ the various camera techniques where they will note the differences across a variety of genres. The following portion of the workshop will involve the students filming a single prewritten scene multiple times where they will be challenged to compose different shots based on an assigned genre. Students will be placed into small groups where they will each plan and storyboard their shots.

Ultimately, students attending this workshop will gain an appreciation for the many different ways that one can film a single script. They will learn the power of cinematography as well as gain a keen understanding of what it means to think visually about a story.

Mentor:
Zach Keifer runs a production company, Folk Hero Films, with his business partner Gabriel DeLoach.  With an office on the downtown mall, Folk Hero Films has produced all types of visual media including commercials, music videos, narrative shorts, and 2 feature length documentary films that went on to play at several festivals.  Zach has been involved in the filmmaking community around Charlottesville for the past 7 years, and currently resides in the Hessian Hills neighborhood with his wife Teresa.


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