When I was in college, my friend Alex introduced me to the brilliance of Stanley Kubrick.
Now, I had seen The Shining and Full Metal Jacket when I was younger, but Alex is the first person that got me to watch his movies from a cinematic point of view.
See, Alex LOVED Kubrick’s style, and after immersing myself in the Stanley Kubrik DVD collection from Criterion, I began to learn why.
Kubrick was a master at many things–color, perception, lighting, you name it. He pioneered visual storytelling and was eons ahead of his time in terms of creative genius. Hell, he even requisitioned a lens from NASA to shoot the famous candle-light scene in Barry Lyndon!
So, Stanley Kubrick kind of became the gold standard of filmmaking for Alex and I.
And we used to say, “I want shots like Stanley Kubrick” because that’s what we saw as the top level of creativity when it came to filmmaking.
Now, you may not be ready to shoot like Stanley Kubrick, and that’s OK.
You may need to learn some of the basics, before you start pumping out creative, cool shots on your own.
And if that’s the case, then our next workshop just might be right for you.
This is an Intro to DSLR Filmmaking workshop, taught be filmmaker & photographer Donn R. Nottage and put together by Gorilla Film School and the Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
It’s an introductory level workshop, so Donn will be going through all of the basic stuff–things like exposure, ISO, aperture, and focal length.
If those all sound like foreign words to you, then you should probably take this workshop.
Donn’s a true pro–he was the official photographer for the Cleveland City Club for years, and he’s since transitioned into filmmaking.
But because he comes from a still photography background, he really knows his stuff when it comes to the basic tenets of cinematography. Remember that a film is just a bunch of still images moving at 24 frames per second.
So if you have a DSLR camera and were thinking about getting into filmmaking, or maybe you have a DSLR and know how to point and shoot with it, but really haven’t figured out how to make the shot in your head look that way on camera, then I strongly recommend that you come to this workshop.
It’s on December 1st from 10:30am to 3:00pm at the 9 in downtown Cleveland, and it’s only $20.
Why waste a snowy Cleveland Saturday sitting in front of Netflix when you could spend so little to take a workshop that would make such a big impact on your work?
Get all of the details and register for the workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-sweet-film-fest-community-workshop-dslr-filmmaking-w-donn-nottage-tickets-52634416958
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