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The manner we capture images allows us to tell a story in unique ways.
Cinematography is the aspect of filmmaking largely in charge of how the visual elements are seen, slightly seen, and unseen in the frame. It sets the look and mood of a film—this often leads us to associate conventions in the way movies are shot. Cinematography is language. And experimentation with the camera uncovers countless of ways to convey a message with the moving-image.
This Advanced Digital Cinematography course will, as with the introductory level, come with a production set-up for liveshooting environment. Expect intermediate lighting in the presence of Ari and/or Alexa cameras armed with professional prime lenses. A post-production aspect of cinematography— Color Grading—will be also discussed in an afternoon session.
About the Facilitator: Nap Jamir is a multi-awarded cinematographer and director who has been working in the field of Philippine advertising and filmmaking since the 1980s.
His early feature film works are Carlitos Siguion-Reyna’s Isauli Mo Ang Lahat sa Akin, Tikoy Aguiluz’ Rizal sa Dapitan, and Jeffrey Jeturian’s Bridal Shower. He was awarded Best Cinematography by the Metro Manila Film Festival and the Star Awards in Rizal sa Dapitan.
Digital filmmaking credits include Aureaus Solito’s Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil’s Boses, Walang Himala—a documentary by Sari Dalena & Keith Sicat on the 30th anniversary of the Ishmael Bernal classic Himala—Mel Chionglo’s Lauriana, Joel Lamangan’s Hustisya, and Sari Dalena’s Nick Joaquin biopic Dahling Nick.
His latest works as a cinematographer were Anthony Juan’s Hinabing Pakpak which premiered at the 2016 Busan International Film Festival, Swipe by Ed Lejano, and the TOFARM Film Festival best picture Tanabata’s Wife which also won Best Cinematography.
The University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) offers
film courses for both bachelor and master’s degrees and
modules for non-degree courses. It is the only academic
institution in the Philippines that is a member of CILECT,
the International Association of Film and Television
Schools. The UPFI holds censorship-free screenings and
conducts workshops (the longest running in the Philippines),
masterclasses, seminars, exhibits, and other film-related
events and activities under the university’s mandate to
promote film literacy and appreciation in the country and as
a supplement to the institute’s academic and research
Schedule: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, & 22 of 2020 (5 Saturdays; 9 AM – 6 PM)
Note that ticket buyers who purchase a slot and are not qualified to attend the workshop will not have these slots refunded.