This advanced course approaches cinematography as a practical craft and a design art. With a combination of theoretical study and hands-on exercises, students build a rich understanding of a DP's most important skill-sets—light, exposure, color, lighting, cameras, formats, lenses, frame composition and shooting practices. There is a strong emphasis on student cinematographers’ preparation for the professional world. Note: this is a hands-on workshop for Cinematography majors and those who want an advanced understanding of the craft. It is not a portfolio production class for directors.