cinematography course - one year program
Students of Muybridge Film School participating in a special workshop conducted by Eminent Cinematographer Manoj Paramahamsa.

Learn Cinematography from the basics...

Structure of the academic process draws its strength from a well-researched and tested content. Muybridge focuses on building your foundation. Every student has to understand the history of photography and the development of equipments over the years. It is the foundation that makes the Muybridge student confident and sure of himself. Muybridge believes that the combination of equipment and infrastructure is important to render quality education. Our school is a judicious mixture of the right equipment with a teaching system that works.

Learn Cinematography from the basics...


Fundamentals of Cinematography

  • Study about basic still photography
  • Role of an cinematographer
  • History of cinematography
  • Study of different types of motion picture cameras
  • Persistence of vision
  • Intermittent mechanisms of motion picture cameras
  • Introduction to lenses
  • Types of lenses
  • Formats and lenses
  • F-stops
  • Circle of confusion
  • Depth of field
  • Lens perspective
  • Lens distortion and aberrations
  • Composition and rule of thirds
  • Aspect ratio
  • Exposure
  • Types of light meters
  • Camera filters
  • Cinematic continuity
  • Screen direction

Introduction to digital cinematography

  • Types of digital cameras
  • Image sensors
  • Methods of image capture
  • Digital video encoding
  • Image data storage
  • Lighting for high definition video
  • Colour grading
  • Fundamentals of light & vision
  • Electromagnetic magnetic spectrum
  • Colour temperature
  • Origin of motion picture lighting
  • Tools of lighting
  • Lighting objectives and methods
Cinema Camera Man Course from fundamentals

Muybridge not only makes the students to learn art and craft of cinematography, but also supports to learn direction and screenplay writing.

Subject outline:

  • The evolution and history of cinema
  • Film analysis and film appreciation
  • The language and grammer of cinema.
  • Techniques of screenplay writing.

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