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Digital Cinematography

Digital Cinematography

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Abdul Mohammed, Esteban Gitton


Today digital camera technology is matured to the point where feature films are being made with this medium. The cinematographer is responsible for achieving the artistic and technical decisions needed to makes images for film that convey a story, its mood and its world. To do so, the cinematographer must master the use of light, cameras, grip equipment, the rules of composition and continuity as well as understanding the principal of storytelling, editing and film language.

Topics covered

  • You will learn the theory and apply the principles through practical workshops and seminars.
  • The practical workshops will explore digital camera technology and help you get hands on experience with this new emerging medium.
  • We look at how cinematography is used for story telling, with the use of lenses, grip, lighting, camera and sound.
  • A strong emphasis will be given on narrative and the visual story of the film.

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Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Abdul Mohammed has over 20 years of experience in the creative industry with a considerable amount in print production and graphic design. He trained as an Industrial Designer followed by an MSc in Architecture and Computation. His early professional experience was in graphic design and film and video. He has been a tutor for Short Courses at Central Saint Martins for a number of years covering a range of subject areas from film and video to creative design. Abdul also works across Central Saint Martins and UAL teaching and developing programs in digital tools for staff, students, Postgraduate level and a number of Undergraduate courses in the School of Graphic and Industrial Design.

Esteban Gitton is a producer/writer/director who won 3 Golden Awards at 2006 Kodak Commercial Award, Best international short fiction Film at Tehran Short Film Festival 2006, Best Visual Effect at Animex Awards 2007, nominated at Cannes 2007. He teaches filmmaking to BA graphic design courses at Central Saint Martins.


There is no specific materials list for this course. A list will be either added to this website shortly, sent to you nearer the time or discussed on the first day of the course.

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