Join us for this in-person workshop at NOVAC on December 19th from 6-9 PM

One of the first things students are taught in film school is the purpose of the basic types of camera shots. This common language is essential for writers, directors, camera operators, and cinematographers to effectively communicate visual elements of a shot, particularly the size of a subject—often a person—within the frame.

This workshop will cover the essential shot types that you should get to know and when/how these shot types are used.

  • Using a one scene script, the workshop participants will work together to execute a shot list and discuss why you would choose certain shot options for each script. 
  • This course will be hands-on! We will be reviewing camera basics. Bring your camera if you have one!


Ejaaz Mason

Ejaaz Mason is a nationally televised producer, director, and camera operator. He is a member of Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40” class of 2021 and Dillard University’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2020. Mason is widely recognized for work with brands such as Dove, Google, Time Magazine, Crown Royal Whisky, & Teen Vogue. Mason produced music videos for Atlantic/Warner Music Group's platinum-selling recording artists Youngboy NBA and Kevin Gates. Mason is also an award-winning film and digital media educator. He is the program director and co-founder of the youth journalism training non-profit Lede New Orleans. Prior to co-founding Lede, Mason founded and led the award winning film program at New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School. Mason was also Cinematographer on the HBO Original Documentary ‘Katrina Babies'. Learn more at

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NOVAC members get a discount on all Indie Filmmaker Courses.