35mm Motion Picture Filmmaking for Directors
In this course, we will spend time in the classroom and the field to learn practical skills to demystify the process of shooting movies on 35mm.
The workshops are sponsored by Kodak Film Lab Atlanta and Keslow Camera.
We will start with an overview of film formats, the basics of how to calculate runtime, and where and how to get film and film cameras.
We will take a 35mm camera into the field and each student will have a chance to frame, film, and operate a shot. During this, we’ll discuss the basics of exposure, what to consider in prep and during shooting, and how to use different techniques to convey certain emotions.
We'll cover how the film will get to the lab, processing/scanning options, and how to get connected with a lab.
We’ll open with a general discussion about pricing and how to start a relationship with the lab.
We will then review the footage from the previous week, and talk about the basics of digitally color grading a 35mm negative. Each participant will receive a link to download a copy of the footage for them to experiment with.
We will leave ample time for Q&A to fill in any specific gaps in knowledge.