“How to shoot James Bond (and more)” Course Syllabus

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY PHASE ONE

  1. WHY DO WE MAKE MOVIES?
  2. ASSESSING THE PROJECT PART 1: Documentary; Music Video; Drama – Short Film, Television or Feature film: reading a script or treatment.
  3. MEETING THE TEAM: The director and his approach – referencing material
  4. AGREEING TO THE PROJECT PART 2 – Getting the job
  5. AGENTS: Do you need one?
  6. FEES AND CONTRACTS
  7. THE UNION – Do you need one?

CINEMATOGRAPHY PHASE TWO

  1. Creating a “bible” and references.
  2. Scouting  – importance of photographs, light studies, and other issues.
  3. Working with other department heads
  4. Creating a style
  5. Production budgets

CINEMATOGRAPHY PHASE THREE

  1. Digital or Film
  2. Cameras
  3. Screen Format
  4. Lenses: Spherical or Anamorphic
  5. Depth of Field
  6. Camera Mounts
  7. Camera movement
  8. Crewing
  9. Testing – importance
  10. Lighting: style, practice and equipment
  11. Exposure Meter/colour temperature – D. Log E curve – exposure rating
  12. Shutter angles
  13. Camera Speeds
  14. Filters
  15. Composition

CINEMATOGRAPHY PHASE FOUR

  1. ON SET
  2. WORKING WITH OR WITHOUT D.I.T.
  3. VIDEO VILLAGE

CINEMATOGRAPHY PHASE FIVE

  1. POST-PRODUCTION – Grading, working with colourist, director approval.

CASE HISTORIES

  1. BLACK JOY
  2. SCUM
  3. THE FOURTH PROTOCOL
  4. LEGEND OF ZORRO
  5. GOLDENEYE
  6. BEYOND BORDERS
  7. CASINO ROYALE
  8. EDGE OF DARKNESS