During the course, you will practice your shooting skills on up to 20 short films of different styles.
You will shoot a high-quality production film on the most popular cinema cameras such as Red Monstro, Alexa Amira or Sony f55.
From all the materials shot you will make an industry-standard showreel and present it to the panel of film professionals in a public cinema.
Your main focus during the semester will be to shoot your final film at the end of the course. During the semester you will invest most of the time developing a film, which will have higher production value compared to average school films. Through guidance of your tutors, you will shoot your film with the professional filmmaking equipment at the value of more than 90 000 USD and on the same level as a professional film production.
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 equip yourself with key skills needed to shoot your final film and industry-standard showreel. The curriculum of the Semester Cinematography Course is identical to the first semester of the 1 Year Filmmaking Program.
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 11 200 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.