Cinematography in EFA


Cinematography is an art and technology of motion and picture photography. It involves the composition of scene, lighting of the set and actor, choice of cameras, camera angle and integration of special effect to achieve the photographic image desire by the director. The person looking thought the viewfinder, controlling aperture, focus, shutter angle, lighting and other live action piece, and takes technical decisions related to the image are cinematographer. The Everest Film Academy does not only give hands-on practical training in the film and digital cameras along with extensive lens and lighting practical’s, but also gives a rigorous input in the aesthetics of image making. We prepare our students doing the cinematography course to be able to perform in all kind of shouting condition, be it the studio floor, the exterior space or a combination of interior and exterior lighting conditions. We also train them to work as part of a collaborative team and be able to communicate with the director and understand his or her requirement fully.

Syllabus for Cinematography


Introduction to visual storytelling

  • Visual Language
  • Images as communication
  • Basic shot terminology
  • What is shot?
  • Camera movement
  • Fundamentals of composition

A technical introduction to the camera

  • How is an image created
  • Camera Components
  • exposure control
  • The Exposure triangle
  • Sensor
  • Sensitivity and noise
  • Filter
  • Resolution
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Camera support system
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture

The lens

  • What is lens?
  • Focus
  • Lens speed
  • Perspective and depth
  • Aperture effects
  • Focal length
  • Depth of field

Lighting methods and techniques

  • Light
  • Color temperature of light
  • Key, Fill , Back light
  • High key
  • Low key
  • Three point lighting
  • Mood and light
  • Directional and diffused light
  • Color temperature of light
  • Light sources

Basic of Audio

  • Microphone
  • Pickup pattern
  • Sensitivity
  • Mic-Placement
  • Audio Levels
  • Usage of Microphone
  • Sound perspective
  • Quality of sound

Practical Assignments

  • Camera Movements
  • Multi Camera set-up
  • Using single camera
  • Shooting Small Continuity
  • Short film
  • Documentary film
  • Camera height
  • Camera support system

For Admission


Course Period: 12 Months
Class Hours:
Morning Shift – 7:00 AM to 9:30AM
Evening Shift – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Class Days: Sunday to Friday (except public holiday)
No of Seats: 15 person
Age Criteria: 16 years and above

All essential facilities and equipment’s are provided by Academy.