Tue, Oct 26|
Revealing Story Through Lights, Camera & Angles with Landi Maduro
n this class, Landi Maduro will show you how to use camera angles and blocking to strategically reveal story elements and information about your characters.
Time & Location
Oct 26, 2021, 5:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Having a lot of money to make your film is always nice but technique trumps expensive gear any day. If you have the best camera in the world but you don’t know how to use it in a way that you get the most from it your film will suffer. Maybe you have a character whose life is falling apart and you need to reveal how they feel in a single moment. How can you do that with lights, camera movement, and camera angles and no dialogue? How can you show the audience what is going on inside one of your character’s mind, be it anger, frustration, sorrow, or joy? In this class, Landi Maduro will show you how to use camera angles and blocking to strategically reveal story elements and information about your characters. She will give tips on how to use lighting to affirm or throw off your audience on who your protagonist is in your story. She will give advice on how to communicate your vision to your cinematographer and crew to achieve your film goals. Landi is a photographer, producer, writer, director, and CEO of the production company Bluechild Entertainment. She has produced, written, and directed various small business commercials, music videos, online courses, shorts, and virtual live broadcasts. Her most fulfilling project to date is, The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer In The African American Community. With this documentary, she challenged herself as a writer, producer, and director and began touring and lecturing nationwide advocating prostate cancer awareness. As the proud leader of WOCF, Landi believes in supporting and uplifting female filmmakers as they pursue careers in film and television.