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As of 3/28/22, Cinematography Summer Institute is closed to further applicants.

 

Track 7: Pre-College Cinematography

The UCLA Film and Television Cinematography Summer Institute gives high school students an unparalleled opportunity to study cinematography at one of the most prestigious film schools in the world. This one-week intensive workshop is designed for highly motivated rising juniors and seniors, and spring 2022 high school graduates. Students are immersed in the concepts, creativity and technique of cinematic lighting through a combination of lectures and hands-on lighting exercises. Students will explore such concepts as composition, framing, blocking, lens choice, camera movement/placement, exposure, lighting techniques/equipment, shot design, and set protocol.

  • Students work on UCLA sound stages with the latest digital cinema cameras and lighting equipment
  • The program curriculum consists of a combination of lectures and hands-on lighting exercises
  • Class exercises will be screened at the end of the workshop. Friends and family are welcome!
  • This workshop carries 2 units of UCLA college credit

 

This is an intensive immersion experience for beginning to intermediate filmmakers designed to form a basic understanding of the aesthetic, creative, and logistical decisions involved in lighting for film and television. Previous experience in cinematography is not required.

 

Curriculum

This program carries 2 quarter units of UC credit. Students in this track are enrolled in FTV 75 Lighting for Film and Television.

 

Supply List

 

External Hard Drive

You will need a 500gb (minimum) external hard drive to save your film work this summer. It should be:  

  • 7200 RPM HDD or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • With either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt connection. USB 2.0 is supported, but not recommended, as it will be very slow for video editing.
  • Examples of acceptable drives:
    • Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 500GB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA500B/AM)
    • G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE ev RaW USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Rugged Bumper

 *Recommended Supply Lists will be sent out to enrolled students as part of their welcome packet after registration and acceptance to the program.

 

Admission

Admission to the program is by instructor consent only. This track is open to high school students enrolled in 10th - 12th grade in Spring 2022.

 

Schedule

View the program layout for
Cinematography Session A (August 7 - 13, 2022)

 

Registration

As of 3/28/22, Cinematography Summer Institute is closed to further applicants.

 

Grades and Transcripts

Program participants will earn units of credit on a letter grading basis and will be recorded on an official University of California transcript. Please note that official transcripts are not automatically sent to students. To request a transcript, please contact the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

 

Housing

Participants in this track can choose to commute to campus or apply for summer accommodations in the UCLA Residence Halls. It is highly recommended that you apply for housing early, as applications are approved on a first-come-first served basis. Check back soon for more information on the housing application.

 

Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship

The Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship for Film & Television is a need and merit-based scholarship opportunity for underserved/ underrepresented high school students enrolled in grades 9-12 who would benefit significantly from a Summer Institute experience. Both partial and full scholarships are available for high school students enrolled in UCLA Film and Television Summer Institutes including Digital Filmmaking, Writing for TV: Big Ideas for the Small Screen, Cinematography, Traditional Animation, and Media Parks: The Cinematic and Televisual History of Theme Parks. For deadlines, eligibility requirements and application information, please visit the Nicholas Endowment TFT Summer Institute Scholarship page.

 

Summer Scholars Support

Scholarship support may be available for continuing California high school students with a family annual adjusted gross income of $115,000 or less. For deadlines, eligibility requirements and application information, please visit the Summer Scholars Support page.

 

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E-mail: info@summer.ucla.edu