Return to Campus
We are in the process of re-opening in-person instruction and select labs in accordance with the guidelines set by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. We remain committed to providing the highest quality course instruction to our students. For more information on our return-to-campus plan please visit lafilm.edu/alerts.
Create Your Future in Film
As a cinematographer, you must understand camera movement, composition and, most importantly, lighting. Learn how to guide a film’s narrative through powerful imagery and become a master visual storyteller.
Earn your Bachelor of Science in Film Production. As a student, you’ll be exposed to every stage of film production through a theoretical and gear-centric curriculum.
- 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.
It’s all about the look and feel of a film. Cinematography students will study the advanced camera system and its capabilities. Students gain extensive experience lighting for the advanced system, shooting in 4K, data management and understanding high-end digital cameras such as the Arri Alexa. This course will teach students how to progress the narrative forward through setting, mood and tone.
Advanced Operating & Steadicam
Show and tell a story through seamless camera movements. Learn the skills and aesthetics of camera operating and the equipment used by both independent Steadicam technicians as well as professional Steadicam operators. Students practice framing, composition, movement, balancing and finer points of operating as it relates to technique are the focus of this course.
Color Grading & Correction
Fine-tuning the final product. In this hands-on course, students learn the art of color grading from an aesthetic and technical perspective. Principles of color theory, and the tools available to achieve them, are explored through lecture and interactive exercises using the DaVinci Resolve color system. Students gain the essential knowledge to properly color correct their own content and experiment to find their visual aesthetic.
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 Microsoft Office.*
*Specific types of gear and gear info subject to change without notice.