SIX MONTHS CERTIFICATE IN EDITING & CINEMATOGRAPHY PROGRAM(#150,000 NG) | ($333 USD) | (£260 GBP)

Mattmax Film Academy’s Cinematography courses are highly packed with the industry standard training facilities. The course would ultimately build a modern day film maker from the pre-production stage to its post production and directing skill. Our one on one interactive training session with our students sublime entry into the industry of today. The training starts with the basics of cinematography, including how to adjust exposure, get coverage, create more powerful camera moves, and use three-point lighting effectively. We will also demonstrates how to set up and frame a shot, use lenses as a storytelling tool, properly light your actors, and more. We will explore the process of production from pre-production, production and post productions.

COURSE STRUCTURE
The course is divided into two parts namely theory and practical

Theory Course Outlines

  • Introduction into Cinematography
  • History of Film
  • Film appreciation
  • Directing
  • Definition of directing
  • Role of a director
  • Lenses & Optics
  • Picture Composition
  • Camera Operation
  • Camera Mounting & Equipment
  • Filters
  • Light:  Theory of Light (Definition of light & its components)
    Color Temperature
    Principle of Lighting
    -Studio/ Indoor Floodlight
    -Outdoor Spotlight
    -Outdoor Floodlight
  • Television Technology
  • Aspect Ratio (AR)
  • Stages in Production
  • Production & technical personnel
  • Sound:  Theory of Sound

 

Practical Course Outlines

  • Basic camera settings
  • Learning camera anatomy
  • Exploring important camera settings
  • Understanding Exposure: Aperture, Shutter speed & ISO
  • Using gain to artificially brighten an underexposed picture
  • Choosing the right shutter speed
  • Understanding how to focus
  • Understanding color temperature
  • White balancing a shot
  • Why motion is important & Various types of motion
  • Pans & Tilt
  • Zooms
  • Rack focusing
  • Sliders/Dollies
  • Slide Side to Side
  • Slide in & out
  • Vertigo Dutch
  • Handheld – Handheld vs Stabilizers
  • Pedestals vs Tilts
  • Car mount etc.
  • Picture Composition
  • Details of picture composition (drawing)
  • Information aiding picture composition (Headroom, Nose/ Lead room, P.O.V)
  • How to combine camera operations with picture composition
  • Multi-camera
  • Light
  • Lighting Fundamentals (Role of lighting in telling a story)
  • How to Setup Light & Shoot for different scenes (Lighting Exteriors, Lighting Interiors, Combining Artificial with Natural Light)
  • How to Enhance Light appropriately
  • Using Light to add depth
  • How to reveal or obscure with Lighting
  • Shifting Light to Heighten Drama
  • Pre-production
  • Understanding a script, Creating a Story Board (Student’s Class Project)
  • How to use a Story Board as guide
  • Production
  • Compositing
  • Treatment
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Budgeting & proposal
  • Students’ Projects/ Group Projects

VIDEO EDITING
This beginning-level course teaches how to professionally edit video with techniques the experts use. The course teaches all the fundamentals: editing video and audio, correcting color, adding titles, transition, effects, multi-camera editing and more. The course project-based approach gives context to each of the tools, allowing students to experience both the technical and creative sides of the editing process. The course begins with a tour of the Premiere Pro interface, and then goes through the entire post-production workflow—including media import and organization, editing and trimming, audio adjustment, styling and re-timing effects, color correction, titles, captions and output. By the end of this editing course, students should be able to hit the ground running and create their own professional video projects with Premiere Pro.

CAREER PROSPECT
Our graduates are eligible for employment as camera operators, production assistants, producers, directors and cinematographers.

INTERNSHIP
Our students are required after their training embark on minimum of 3 months internship with us or any of our accredited media houses, independent producers, directors and broadcasting stations. In this way, students gain direct experience by working under the supervision of industry professionals.

COURSE SUMMARY
Classes Sessions
Mondays : Cinematography & Editing, 10am to 4pm
Tuesdays: Cinematography, 10am to 1pm
Wednesdays: Cinematography & Editing, 10am to 4pm
Thursdays: Cinematography, 10am to 1pm
NB: Students registering for the Cinematography & Editing are to come with their personal laptop computers.

CODE COURSE DURATION COST
CN101 CINEMATOGRAPHY ONLY – 4 times a week 6 MONTHS 100,000
CN102 CINEMATOGRAPHY WITH VIDEO EDITING (SIMULTANEOUSLY) – 4 times a week 6 MONTHS 150,000