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Movie making is multi billion business. You put much into the creation of a film and if you’re lucky enough you might have a double investment at the box office since the movie you produced was a huge hit that its target market watched it to their heart’s desire. No wonder that the  number of online film schools that offer film making courses continue to grow every day.

However, if ever anyone forgets about it, film creation is art at its most imaginative format and among the many aspects involved in film making it is cinematography that screenwriters, directors, and producers find to be more exciting, interesting and challenging at that. So you would like to find out more about this particular movie making aspect, which also happens to be the hardest to learn among the many film making courses offered in the film academies? Well, continue reading this article.

What is cinematography?

Cinematography is also known as the art of moving photography. It is this aspect of the film when the cinematographer can choose the type of camera gauge to use and the lighting effects to use when doing the scenes needed to complete the movie. This is that part in the movie-making process that will test the creativity and imagination of the people behind the scenes – from the director to the cameramen. In film school, cinematography is said to be the most difficult to learn among the film making courses.

What are the different aspects that are involved in cinematography?

The following things are what consist the film-making process known as cinematography:

Film Stock- The first step in film-making wherein the cinematographer chooses the film gauge, the film speed, what color sensitivity to use when images are recorded.

Filters- Whether the cinematographer uses the diffusion filters or color effects filters, the objective is still the same, that is, that these devices can be used to create a more dramatic effect for a certain scene in a movie.

 Lens- It’s the instrument that the cinematographer attaches to the camera to have a certain look, feel, or effect for a certain film. Being able to pick the right lens to be used in shooting a specific scene or scenes in the film can either make or break the film.

Aspect Radio and Framing – The images’ aspect ratio is  the ratio of an image’s width to its height. This part of cinematography is vital since these different ratios create different aesthetic effects.

Lighting- This is significant in cinematography because it is this aspect that is involved when it comes to exposing images on the film. It is this aspect too when executed properly evokes the right emotions that the director want to get from the film’s viewers.

Camera Movement- It’s that aspect of cinematography that enables the film’s audience to have the required viewpoint in understanding the film totally.

Now you know what cinematography is. Are you interested in learning more from film making courses? The Internet has it all.

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