During the course, you will practice your skills in cinematography on up to 40 short films of different styles, create industry- standard showreel and present it to the panel of film professionals in a public cinema.
You will shoot at least 2 festival-worthy short films on the most popular cinema cameras such as RED Gemini, RED Dragon, Alexa Amira or Sony F55. You cinematography lessons will be taught in professional filmmaking rental house.
You will get a chance to take part in filmmaking internship on a professional film set. The internship will grow your network of all-important contacts and set yourself apart in a very competitive career field.
Your main focus during the year will be to shoot at least 2 short films of festival-quality. You will invest most of your free time developing your final films, which will have higher production value compared to average school films. Through guidance of your tutors, you will prepare your film on the same level as a professional film production. You will shoot your movies with the professional filmmaking equipment at the value of more than 90 000 USD.
Below you can see the basic topics which you will complete on the course. You will turn into practice all knowledge acquired in the classroom. During practical exercises, you will create industry-standard showreel and equip yourself with key skills needed to shoot festival-worthy films with professional cinema cameras. The curriculum of the 1 Year Cinematography Course is identical to the first year of the 2 Years Filmmaking Degree Course.
The emphasis on cinematography specialisation will be given mostly during practical classes and shootings. At the same time, our 1 Year Cinematography Course also includes all basics of general filmmaking to make you understand how different departments collaborate and what are the responsibilities among crew members, which is crucial for your future successful career in the film industry.
After finishing 1 Year Filmmaking Course with directing specialisation, you will receive qualification BTEC Level 4 HNC in Film. You can decide to start working in the film industry or continue your studies to the second year.
We recommend that all new Prague Film Institute students purchase their own personal laptops for self guided learning and post-production practice. Our goal is to teach students how to use their own computer for high quality results. Make sure that you choose a laptop which meets the minimum recommended specification. However, for tasks which requires specialist software tools, you will be also allowed to use Prague Film Institute’s computer equipment.
|Component||Minimum Requirement||Recommended Requirement|
|CPU||Intel COre i7 or AMD Ryzen 7||Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9|
|RAM||16 GB||32 GB+|
|GPU||4 GB VRAM||8 GB+ VRAM|
|Media Storage||SSD or RAID||SSD, Direct Attached RAID or NAD RAID (10 GbE)|
We understand that by choosing to study with us you are making a big financial commitment. The tuition fee of this course is 20 250 USD. We want to make sure you understand exactly what your tuition fee will cover when you decide to become a Prague Film Institute student.
Hovewer Prague is still cheaper than many European cities. The capital offers very safe living environment with high rating in housing and healthcare.