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Venue: Dulwich College, London

Dates: This workshop ran for for two days from Wednesday the 23rd October 2019 until Thursday the 24th October 2019.

Workshop Information

Ona film shootWhat is Commercial Cinematography

Cinematography is the art of photography and camerawork in film-making. In corporate advertising and marketing, video is an essential element of production. Currently many of these videos end up on Facebook and Instagram, rather than television or cinema. Budgets are shrinking which mean that filmmakers have to be smart about the way they shoot videos, in order to be as economical as possible.
A large proportion of shooting can be small scale and feature ‘table top’ products, and often shot within in a studio setting.

What to Expect

This workshop will take you through the basics of lighting, camera operation, art direction and shot design. You will essentially experience what a professional film crew would do on a commercial shoot; from setting the lighting, building small sets, to altering settings on set using an iMac.

The tutor, Jonathon Sendall, has been working in the film industry for over thirty years in a variety of roles, and has specialised in cinematography for 10 years. He has shot commercials, documentaries and drama. You can see more of his work at

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Directing or Producing Film and TVMarketing, Advertising, and Photography. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be  14 – 18 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate your creativity.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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