From May 15 to May 19, 2017, the Department of Cinematography of BFA, Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) and Netherlands Film School (NFS) carried out the one-week International Cinematography Workshop. This is the International Cinematography Workshop hosted by Department of Cinematography of BFA with the joint efforts of the three colleges and universities after participating in the International Cinematography Workshop hosted by KAFA in South Korea in 2015 and the International Cinematography Workshop hosted by NFS in the Netherlands in 2016.
This Workshop, themed on “Historical Traditional Illuminant Lighting”, was presided over by Professor Zhao Fei of the Department of Cinematography. The other two colleges and universities also paid much attention to this Workshop, and both KAFA and NFS sent the teacher-student creation teams consisting of several people to participate in the shooting.
In the shooting process at the film studio, the teachers and students of the three specialized film colleges and universities broke down the language barrier, cooperated with a common effort and solved many problems in the shooting process together. Along with the trend of Chinese films “going global”, such international shooting environment greatly arouses the creation enthusiasm of students of the Department of Cinematography of BFA. They can learn something by doing, and this is a rare learning opportunity for them.
After the on-the-scene shooting, all the workshop participants were absorbed in the post production. On May 19, the short film produced by this Workshop was shown in the Department of Cinematography.
It is learned that the Department of Cinematography of BFA will continue to hold the International Cinematography Workshop. It will reach a cooperative relationship with Chapman University of the USA next to make this workshop program more international.