OWN YOUR CRAFT
As a cinematographer you must understand and modulate camera movement, camera placement, composition and, most importantly, lighting. Take charge of a film’s narrative through powerful imagery and become a master visual storyteller. What are you waiting for?
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our conservatory structure allows students to select an industry-focused specialization based on their individual interests. As a student, you’ll learn how to enhance a story through the use of lighting and composition while working with industry-standard camera equipment on a live set.
- •Our Bachelor of Science in Film Production Degree with a concentration in Cinematography is 120 credit hours and 36 months in length.
- •Each class is studied exclusively during a four-week period allowing students to focus on one particular subject at a time.
- •Courses include Advanced Cinematography I & II, Color Grading & Correction, Advanced Operating & Steadicam!
NOT YOUR AVERAGE CLASSROOM
Peek inside our film sets and production stages with our virtual tour. Not only will you be exposed to industry-experienced faculty, you’ll work in a hands-on environment and learn the technical skills needed to excel in the field.
Step onto our sets and get a first-hand experience of our
Multiple Soundstages • Green Screen Stage • Dolby-Approved Dubbing Stage • 300-Seat Movie Theater • Avid Editing Lab and more!
Did you know that we offer daily tours of our campus?
Gear & Software
You’ll use the same equipment used by the pros. We outfit you with a retina display MacBook laptop loaded with software including: Avid Media Composer, Final Draft, Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling, Adobe Creative Cloud and MS Office.*
*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.
OUR FILM ALUMNI
Meet Brandon Trost
With a thriving career in film, Brandon Trost has amassed an impressive list of movie credits in his young career. It’s safe to say that moviemaking is in Trost’s blood. His father worked in special effects, his grandfather was a First Assistant Director and his great-grandparents worked as stunt actors. After attending The L.A. Film School, Trost went on to become a successful cinematographer with contributions to popular feature films, award-winning films, documentaries, short films and commercials.
More recently, Trost worked as the DP on The Disaster Artist with James Franco. He’s also collaborated with the actor, comedian and filmmaker Seth Rogen on several feature films, including The Interview; Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising; The Night Before; and This Is the End (DP). Trost credited his work on the 2009 film, Crank as his first big DP job.
Admissions & Tuition
Are you ready to take that first step? Let’s help you get started. For more detailed information about the admissions process, please visit our Admissions Page. To learn more about tuition, click here.
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