Cinematography Course


India’s renowned film institute, Chennai’s Visualite Academy is offering cinematography course. We offer certificate course in cinematography and diploma in cinematography. Our course is designed in such a way that it makes the students confident enough to enter the industry on the completion of the course. The up to date syllabus, upgraded studio facilities, well experienced staff and professionals who come as guest lecturers makes our course the best cinematography course in Tamil Nadu, India.
we also offer certificate and diploma courses in Direction, Screenplay writing, Photography etc. our Digital film making course encompasses all the topics.
In a movie, it is cinematography which conveys more than music and language to the audience. If you want to convey your aesthetic work through visual form, then start your career as a cinematographer. Visualite Academy offers the unparallel Cinematography course for young minds who aspire to become a well-known cinematographer. We teach you the complete knowledge of visual language to create some unique masterpieces. Our hands-on training starts by putting our students behind the camera, receiving instructions from our tutors and start practicing the direction of photography. By attaining mastery in High-Definition (HD) cameras, 16 mm, 35 mm film and RED EPIC digital video cameras, your skills will catapult from ordinary to outstanding.


At the Visualite Academy, students learn both the academic and professional skills essential to be a professional cinematographer. We have committed to training a new breed of professionals to use the high standard cameras. Our instructors are not only well-experienced in their profession but also in teaching who are highly supportive and friendly, and they also stimulate your creative thinking. Hence, we make sure our students are passing out with all the necessary skills in imagination, critical thinking, and problem-solving in addition to photography, lighting, editing, etc to be a successful cinematographer.


What is Cinematography?

Cinematography or Direction of Photography is considered to be the science or art of motion-picture photography which can be performed in two ways, either by recording light, by an image sensor (electronically) or by other electromagnetic radiation, light-sensitive material such as film stock (chemically).

A cinematographer or director of photographer of a film, television production or some live action piece is holding responsibility for making image related artistic and technical decisions. He/she is the head of the camera and light crews of a movie. The cinematographer selects the camera, lenses, filters, film stock, etc., to synchronize the scene according to the director’s expectations.


Duration of the course:

The certificate course in cinematography is for 3 months and the diploma in cinematography course is for 6 months. The classes can be taken up either as weekday classes or weekend cinematography classes based on the convenience of the students. We offer both short term and long term cinematography courses in order to accommodate all kinds of cinematography enthusiasts.
A new batch starts during the first week of every three months. (January, April, July, October)
Registration should be done at least 15 days in advance.


Course syllabus


Syllabus for the three months course:

    Component 1:
  • Understanding the role of a cinematographer
  • Photography basics
  • Pre production work of a cinematographer

  • Component 2:
  • Evolution of cinematography
  • Director – cinematographer relationship on set
  • Demonstrate basic roles of camera assistant, gaffer, focus puller etc.

  • Component 3:
  • Lighting for outdoor shoot
  • Lenses and its uses
  • Make a production workflow

Syllabus for the six months course:

    Component 1:
  • Understanding the role of a cinematographer
  • Photography basics
  • Pre production work of a cinematographer

  • Component 2:
  • Evolution of cinematography
  • Director – cinematographer relationship on set
  • Demonstrate basic roles of camera assistant, gaffer, focus puller etc.

  • Component 3:
  • Lighting for outdoor shoot
  • Lenses and its uses
  • Make a production workflow

  • Component 4:
  • Analyzing a screenplay from a cinematographer’s perspective
  • Indoor shooting lighting setup
  • Usage of all equipments for effective shooting

  • Component 5:
  • Creative lighting
  • Continuity
  • Lighting tools

  • Component 6:
  • Basics of video editing
  • The long take
  • Shoot a short film

After Course Tutoring Support

We provide an After Course Tutoring Support program for the students who complete the course successfully. In order to give them a right direction to enter into this competitive filmmaking industry, we dedicate our time and groom them into a skilled professional. Here we will discuss about their area of interest and strengths and guide the students on how to approach the experts from other genres and get connected with them. Since students learn cinematography with us, we will take them to various practical sessions which give them a good knowledge about the practical difficulties and the solving techniques by applying their mind.

As a fresher in this field, you might experience some complexities and challenges, to tackle those situations swiftly; you can seek our help anytime. As this program is free of cost, you can get our assistance how many ever times you want, and we always welcome your inquisitiveness. Apart from cinematography, if you want to learn the other courses like photography, videography, editing, audiography, digital filmmaking, etc, then you can enroll yourself in any stream of your desire, and acquire that knowledge easily. For old students, we deliver our coaching at discount rates to encourage them learning. The main goal of this tutoring support is to make sure our students are getting a smooth entry into the industry.

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