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  • Join us for an exclusive live webinar, “Cinematography & Elements of Style: Effective Techniques for Elevating Your Visual Storytelling,” featuring Award-Winning Director of Photography and Director Tony Westman CSC, DGA, DGC, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. This highly anticipated session delivers invaluable knowledge and practical techniques, empowering attendees to enhance their visual storytelling skills and elevate their filmmaking careers.

    By participating in this webinar, you will gain a deeper understanding of the conceptual tools of cinematography, visual language, and design principles of the frame as a picture. Learn how to effectively tell a story with pictures while mastering the partnership between the Cinematographer and Director. Tony Westman’s extensive experience in the film industry offers you the unique opportunity to acquire insights and expertise from a distinguished professional.

    In addition to a comprehensive curriculum, the webinar includes an interactive Q&A session, enabling attendees to ask Tony their questions directly and gain valuable insights tailored to their filmmaking journey. Don’t miss this unparalleled learning opportunity – register now to secure your spot!

    Webinar Schedule
    Cinematography & Elements of Style:
    Effective Techniques for Elevating Your Visual Storytelling
    With Award-Winning Director of Photography and Director Tony Westman CSC. DGA, DGC

    Date: Tuesday May 30, 2023
    Time: 10:00am PST to 11:30am PST (California Time)
    1:00pm EST to 2:30pm EST (New York Time)
    Location: Live Online via Zoom
    Registration: Pre-registration required.
    Cost: TBA. Sign up for membership to be notified.

    A term from the Greek meaning, Writing with Motion.

    Telling a Story with Pictures
    Partnership of Cinematographer and Director
    Conceptual Tools of Cinematography
    The Frame
    The Lens
    Light and Colour
    Point of View
    Visual Language
    A Question of Perception: Suspension of Disbelief
    Subtext and Metaphor
    Point of View / Perspective
    The Frame and Composition
    Camera Dynamics
    Building Blocks of the Scene
    Master Scene Method
    Eye Lines and Axis
    Design Principles of the Frame as a ‘Picture’
    Visual tension
    Interactive Q&A Session

    About the Speaker
    Tony Westman CSC. DGA, DGC has been making films for over fifty years both as Director and Director of Photography and past president of IATSE 669. His film projects include drama, documentaries, television, features, and corporate productions. His roster of clients includes Castle Rock, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, CBC, National Film Board of Canada. His film awards include Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Yorkton Film Festival, Leo Awards. He has taught film production at Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University and Art Institute of Vancouver and Capilano University.

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