Four-Week Cinematography

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A 4-week short course available at:

*This course is taught and delivered at MetFilm School Berlin

Four-Week Cinematography is a full-time intensive and practical course which covers the fundamental skills for aspiring Directors of Photography (DOP).

By the end of the programme, you will have an enhanced understanding of on-set practices and the technical requirements for camera, light, and sound. This course is suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required.

Why take this course?

Four-Week Cinematography course students will learn the basic sound theory, how to handle relevant equipment and record location sound, developing postproduction skills to further enhance the visual aesthetics of your content. Students will shoot their first commercial video that demonstrates their camera, lighting and editing abilities.

Four-Week Cinematography is designed to improve the understanding, knowledge, and practice in the following core areas:

  • an overview of the contemporary screen industries from the perspective of the sound, camera and lighting departments
  • the core principles of light and exposure
  • the use of light, as a fundamental tool, not only illuminate but also to create mood and tone in support of the narrative arc of a film
  • the analysis of a script from a visual perspective
  • the development and exploration of creative and technical choices in an on-set, production environment
  • understand working as a filming crew and the importance of collaboration and communication.
  • Health and Safety on set

Course, dates and price

Course: Four-Week Cinematography

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Length of course: 4 weeks (Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm)

Campus delivery: MetFilm School Berlin

Start dates:

  • 15 July 2024 – 9 August 2024
  • 19 August 2024 – 13 September 2024

Price: €2,700

Entry Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 at the start of the course.

This course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

In order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.

Please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Information

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Introduction to Cinematography

Students will explore the impact of creative decisions in image and sound on storytelling and explore Cinematography as a narrative tool.

Visual Storytelling

Students will learn how to tell stories through the use of visual mediums.

Lighting and Camera Movement

Students examine how cinematography has progressed through history and how camera placement and movement has evolved.

Sound and Sound Design

Students will explore the impact of creative decisions in image and sound on storytelling.

Professional Practice

Students will learn the importance of teamwork and professional practice.

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our short courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to MetFilm School, please contact their Admissions Team at +44 20 82809119 or


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