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One-Year Conservatory

Cinematographers use light to paint a Director's vision on film. During Semester One, students are introduced to the aesthetics of cinematography and begin shooting black and white film on 16mm Arriflex-S and color film stocks on the Arriflex SR and Panavision 35mm cameras.

The second semester progresses into shooting digitally. High-definition video is used in many productions, from low budget independent features to blockbuster studio films. Students shoot a number of projects on high-definition video exploring the benefits and limitations of the medium. A range of cameras are used with lighting workshops focused on achieving optimum outcomes with this format.

Through practice & experimentation, students develop their own style and vision. They will further their growth as they collaborate with directors in the One-Year Filmmaking program to shoot their final semester projects.

New York City
September 2017 - July 2018
January 2018 - November 2018
September 2018 - July 2019
Los Angeles
September 2017 - May 2018
Tuition: $39,292* (USD) Per Year
Equipment Fee: $4,136 Per Year

*Students will also incur additional expenses on their own productions. This varies depending on how much film they shoot and scale of the projects.

Number of Semesters: 2