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MICHAL LUKA

DURATION: 4 Days HOURS

21/24 . 02 . 2023

LOCATION: Online


PRICE: 499EUR (299EUR Until 16 November)

VACANCES: 25

CONTACT: filmlab@fest.pt

CINEMATOGRAPHY WITH ELEMENTS OF VFX AND CGI WORKSHOP WITH MICHAL LUKA



ABOUT MICHAL LUKA
Michał Łuka is an experienced director of photography for both commercial and cinematic projects. He specializes in advanced cinematography techniques for CGI and VFX productions.

Michał worked on Netflix’s animated miniseries The Liberator (dir. Grzegorz Jonkajtys), created using the new and unique Trioscope technique. He shot the feature drama Prime Time (dir. Jakub Piątek), which premiered during World Cinema Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2021. He's working on a new international tv series.

Two of his international films premiered in 2017, including the Bollywood thriller ITTEFAQ (dir. Abhay Chopra) and the feature-length documentary, Call me Tony (dir. Klaudiusz Chrostowski). Call me Tony premiered during the DOK Leipzig Festival and was screened at the world's leading documentary film festival, the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), where it received the ARRI Award.
In 2014, Michał was nominated for the Laszlo Kovacs award at Camerimage for his short Laughter in the Dark. Michał has also served as DOP on numerous commercials and music videos. He has created content for international brands such as McDonald’s, Nike, Lovela, Ted Warsaw, and more.

MIchal Luka experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Nowadays, it is rare for a film to not use any kind of VFX, which can range from slight background changes to entire VFX shots. But when should a filmmaker start thinking about VFX? VFX, if used right, can be an important tool for the betterment of the narrative.

When filmmakers think of VFX only after filming, it will often end up as a botched attempt, since VFX elements weren’t thought out, leaving the VFX team with the job of coming up with solutions and working around the mistakes made during filming. Storyboarding is a great way to put the filmmaker, and the VFX team, on the same page, allowing for a better understanding of the wanted final product, offering clear and concrete imagery of the needed VFX elements.

Cinematographers must increasingly be prepared to work with VFX and similar digital environments such as Virtual Production. Increasingly these tools will become more standard in independent, small film production, therefore it is imperative for, not only producers and directors, but also cinematographers to better grasp the specifications of this. In this workshops, Michal Luka will show how to work with these tools, and how to better achieves your results
The course will also cover the following topic list:

ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT
Auteur versus Industry – the realities of the business.
DIY - low budget approaches
Understanding your abilities
Overview and “Case Study” clips of my work
Documentary and feature film approach

PREPPING
Script break down
Aesthetic overview – the look and the story - Stylistic Approach
Crewing up
Location hunting
Rehearsing before the shoot
Storyboard
How to work with:
Art department
Costume
Camera
Planning for Digital VFX
Green screen / blue screen environment

SHOOTING
Camera angle and framing,
Different aspect ratios
Static vs movement
camera’s personality

LIGHT
light meters
Lighting Setup - Mood
natural light
location lighting
studio lighting

PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT
The workshop designed for Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Directors, DIT, VFX artists, CGI Artists, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of cinematography.

WORKSHOP LOCATION
The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking.The online workshop will maintain the quality expected with the best experts available, and also the networking and interactivity of the workshops:

-The workshop group will have a limited number of 25 participants.

- We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants.


16 hours
Duration: 4 days
Dates: 21st-24th of February 2023
1PM - 5PM WET (London)
2PM - 6PM CET (Brussels)
8AM - 12PM EST (New York)
5PM - 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai)
9PM - 1AM CST (Beijing)
6:30PM - 10:30PM IST (New Delhi)

Location: Online
Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 16th of November)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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