Storytelling in Film: Using Cinematography to Convey Emotion skillshare originals badge

Joe Simon, Director of Photography

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8 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:20
    • 2. The Why and How

      2:49
    • 3. Framing and Composition

      13:14
    • 4. Lighting

      12:09
    • 5. Using Camera Movement

      11:38
    • 6. Shooting For Higher Production Value

      6:33
    • 7. Camera Gear and Settings

      8:03
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      0:17
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About This Class

Create films that are enthralling to your audience through the power of cinematography!

Join Joe Simon, acclaimed Director of Photography and cinematographer, in this deep-dive class on the fundamentals of what makes a scene evoke emotion in a viewer. Learn essential skills for lighting and framing your subject, the hows and whys of cinematographic principles, and how to apply them to your own projects.

The art of cinematography is integral to every part of the creation of a film, and whether this is your career’s focus or you simply want to understand it better, this class will give you the tools to craft compelling and engrossing emotional narratives in your work. 

With Joe’s straightforward, clear teaching style, you’ll learn how and why:

  • To use different styles of framing and composition
  • Light sources are developed and implemented
  • Camera movement, or the lack of it, can help you tell your story
  • To shoot for higher production value, giving your film a polished finish

Whether you’re a filmmaker or just a person who loves the craft of creating a movie, Joe’s class will equip you with the skills and tools you need to understand the art of cinematography and the ways you can start implementing it in your own work immediately. Join in and get shooting!