The Cinematographer as Media Illustrator: Instructor Jacques Haitkin
This class will explore the creative side of cinematography: how to illustrate ideas using the tools of the craft. Focus will be on the complex process of deciding how to shoot sequences and make the right technical choices; based on content, budget, technical limitations, interpretation and target audience.
Mr. Haitkin will explain the art of being technically appropriate and explain the meaning of the concept.
Topics will encompass all genres and examine emotional values of lighting, composition, and camera movement as filtered through the higher purpose of illustrating subtext.
There will be practical demonstrations and clips from mainstream sources as well as Mr. Haitkin's professional experience.
This class is for new AND returning students.
- Scouting interior and exterior locations for light and camera angles
- Inverse Square law
- Facial Portraiture
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. HaitkinÃ¢ÂÂs work also includes Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Herbie Fully Loaded. His recent projects include The Expendables, X-Men First Class, and Fast Five. Find the rest of his impressive credits on IMDB.
Wednesday, January 19th
Shelton Theatre: 533 Sutter Street
Non Members: $75
San Francisco, CA 94109
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