Want to become a Cinematographer?

Highlights of Cinematography Course @ ZEFT​

  • Learn from the leaders in the Film industry!
  • Practical training that will transform into true professionals
  • Guest lectures from noted film makers, actors and technicians
  • Access to numerous world cinema
  • Library with numerous books in Tamil and English
  • Affordable fees
  • Week-end and Regular Week-day batches available

Weekend Cinematography Course in Chennai

Many a time, a movie or television show becomes a good one because of great photography. Good work on the camera can turn even an average movie into a great one. On the other hand, a well-directed movie comes across as a boring one if the camera work is not creative. The camera is one of the most important elements of any audio-visual program and ends up as the perfect combination of art and technique.

• Working the TV/Video Camera
• TV Camera – Different types
• Film and TV camera &Images – Differences
• Camera Mounts and heads
• Camera Movements – Different Types
• Camera Lens – Different Types
• Lenses and Their Properties
• Camera Composition
• Camera Composition – Principles
• Digital and Analog Images – Differences
• Digital & Analog Images – Image formation Theory
• Shots in Cinematography/ Videography – Different Types
• Colour Filters – Uses
• Shooting Formats – Different Types
• Aspect Ratios (RAW, 2k, 4k, JPEG, etc.)
• Colour Correction – Principles
• Lighting in Cinematography – Principles
• Lights – Different Types used in Cinematography
• Lighting Qualities
• Hard & Soft Lighting
• Soft, Directional Lighting
• Light Balancing & Colour Conversion Filters
• Colour Temperature
• Static & Moving Shots – Lighting
• Character Lighting & Camera Movement

• Practical exercises with D-90 Still camera
• Principles of Composition
• Lighting and camera operation Practical exercises (AG HX 90 Camera)
• Tungsten lights and Artificial Daylights Introduction
• Indoor day & night sequences with actors and their creation
• Camera menu
• Static Shots and their Lighting
• Different Camera Angles
• Ratio Lighting – An Introduction
• Lighting and camera operations (z7p/NX3/ NX100 Camera)
• Location lighting – An introduction
• Use of natural daylight
• Mixed Lighting
• Lighting of Character & Camera Movement (with actors)
• Lighting & Camera Operations (Canon EX3 or Panasonic P2HD Camera)
• DSLR Cinematography (Canon 5D-MARK III/ MARK IV/7D or Nikon 700D Camera)
• Camera Movement – DSLR cinematography
• Control of Camera Movement
• Shooting Action Scene
• Camera Operation & Lighting (Sony AS7, BlackMagic Cinema camera)
• Outdoor Location Lighting
• Song Shooting Techniques (with Artists & Choreographer)


Any individual with an interest in making films is eligible to attend this course. There are no prerequisite criteria for enrolling into the Cinematography Weekend course. Basic knowledge of photography is helpful.

On completion of the Cinematography weekend course in the ZEFT Film Institute Chennai, the students will be competent enough to start a career in the film and television industry as an assistant cameraman or as an apprentice cameraman in a film or television channel. They can opt to start working as a freelancer by setting up their own studio. They can even pursue further studies in film institutions of repute.

The weekend course in cinematography will be conducted by experienced professional cameramen with more than 20 years’ experience in the film and television industry.

Our Faculties & Guest Faculties

R. Amarendran

Film & Theater Actor, Director & Author


Film Editor

John Edathattil

Script Writer, Director & Producer

Santosh Nambirajan

Cinematographer & Actor

Dr.V. Senapathi Reynald



Director, Actor & Writer

Vijay Armstrong


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ZEFT Film School

335A, Ram Nagar South Extn, 13th Street, Ramnagar South, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600091

Contact info

Phone: 90036 23340



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