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Introduction to Cinematography (part 2)

  • 120 mins


This workshop will be virtual and will last 2 weeks for 2 hours per week.

Join us for a 2-week workshop where you’ll get a basic intro to Cinematography including lessons to improve your still and video images.  This workshop will include lessons on framing, composition, focal length, lenses, exposure (aperture, ISO, shutter speed), frame rate.  Practical lessons will demonstrate the skills and creativity needed to improve your cinematography as well as provide you with simple steps to improving your camera work immediately.   We will also hold a discussion on current technology trends in the industry.

This is an intro course meant for beginners or those interested in an overview of the art and skill of cinematography or a refresher course.


Cost:  $25 plus $1 processing fee per two week workshop.

Ages: 14 and up

Level: Beginner to Intermediate.


Online Via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the workshop dates.


This class will be taught by the founder and president of the Film Consortium San Diego, Jodi Cilley.

Jodi Cilley bio:
Jodi Cilley is a long-time filmmaker, entrepreneur, and educator. She has been teaching video production since 2004 and has taught video and editing at San Diego City College, UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center, Platt College, and the Media Arts Center San Diego. She has produced over a hundred projects including web series’, short films, TV specials, documentaries, and commercial projects, and recently produced Film Indiego, a 6-Part TV Series for KPBS.

She has a BS in Sociology from Boston College and an MBA with specializations in entrepreneurship and management from San Diego State University. As the founder and current president of the Film Consortium San Diego and the founder and producer of the annual San Diego Film Awards and San Diego Film Week, she is working to build a strong local film industry and to increase exhibition, distribution, funding, and employment opportunities for local up and coming film talent.