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Creative Cinematography Class with Jacques Haitkin!
Shelton Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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Creative Cinematography Class with Jacques Haitkin!
Creative Cinematography Class with Jacques Haitkin!

This class will explore the basic principles behind the creative aspects of cinematography.  Jacques will take theories from his own professional experience and apply them to his lecture.  His most recent projects include The Expendables and Amelia.

This class will also de-mystify the technical process of cinematography to harness the tools of the craft to empower artistry in any situation regardless of the level of resources.  There will be practical lighting demonstrations and examples from personal projects and mainstream cinema.  

Class Highlights:
The Physics of Light:
- Hard Light
- Soft Light
- Inverse Square law
- Facial Portraiture
- Basic Principles of lighting locations/sets
- Scouting interior and exterior locations for light and camera angles
- Finding the visual "sweet spot" in locations

Camera Basics:
- Composition
- Color
- Lensing
- Camera Movement
- Formats

- Putting all the elements together to illustrate, express, and interpret ideas
- Staging/Blocking
- Art Direction

Instructor Bio:
With over 30 years behind a camera, Jacques Haitkin has worked with an amazingly diverse group of actors and directors including Orson Welles, Rod Steiger, Melanie Griffith, Laura Flynn Boyle, Mira Nair, David Hasselhoff, Richard Gere, Ewen McGregor and Wes Craven.
Horror film fans will know the name immediately from his groundbreaking work on A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street II, The Hidden, and Wishmaster.  Haitkin's work also includes Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Herbie Fully Loaded.  
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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter Street

Members: $45 (must use the discount code in your Scary Cow email)
Non-Members: $75



Shelton Theatre
533 Sutter
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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