Cinematography is an art and a craft. The cinematographer or DP—director of photography—is responsible for the visual elements of a motion picture. As guardian of the image, he or she makes every creative choice related to composition, lighting and camera movement—everything that the audience sees in every shot. The cinematographer is one of the director’s key collaborators, translating the screenplay into a visual language, bringing to life the look of the story.
Not only are you prepared in the classroom, you also have opportunities to work on professional sets during your studies. By the time SVA cinematographers are ready to graduate, many are already hired.
|AHD-1070||Film History and Criticism|
|CFD-1020||Introduction to Production I|
|CFD-1025||Introduction to Production II|
|AHD-1075||Film History: Analysis of Genre|
|CFD-1140||Fundamentals of Narrative I|
|CFD-1145||Fundamentals of Narrative II|
|HCD-1020||Writing and Literature I|
|HCD-1025||Writing and Literature II|