Cinematography for VFX (4 weeks)

About the course


  • Shoot your own VFX shots
  • Learn the camera techniques
  • Practical case study
  • Workflow round-trip, from previz to post

This course is a unique opportunity to get hands on and practical training using a mixture of on-set equipment and post production software to truly understand the bridge between production and post production.

Whilst on-set you’ll operate camera and lighting equipment, work with actors, direct your own sequence and then take it in to post production and finish the shot in Nuke. On-set you will take on different crew roles so that you begin to understand and appreciate the challenges of other departments involved in the production process and specifically see how that can impact on the life of a VFX artist in post.

Access to a professional BlackMagic 4K production camera, lighting and grip equipment is all included in the price of this course, as is access to our state of the art post-production suites. We believe this course to be unique and an absolute essential for the modern film maker and VFX artist alike.

By the end of the course you’ll have a deeper understanding of how the shots you work on as a VFX Artist are produced. You’ll also have a wider understanding of practical filmmaking and how it impacts on VFX.

Cinematography and VFX are inextricably linked; despite the technical advances in the filmmaking process, there is still a huge knowledge gap between the work of production and post-production teams.

Who's the course for?

It’s perfect for current and aspiring VFX artists; whether you're working in the industry already and want help advancing, or want help creating your own shots, this short course will give you the skills to confidently achieve the images you want.

What equipment will I be using?

This is just some of the equipment that you’ll be using on this course.

  • BlackMagic Production Camera 4K EF
  • Samyang 8mm T3.8 Fisheye IF MC VDSLR CS II lens
  • Samyang 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC lens
  • Samyang 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC lens
  • Samyang 35mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens
  • Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC lens
  • Samyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens
  • Samyang 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO lens
  • Samyang 135mm T2.2 ED UMC lens
  • Canon Extender EF 2x III adapter
  • Lastolite Foldable Panoramic - 4x2.30m green screen
  • Fotoflex Popup - 190x150 green screen
  • Aladdin Bi-Flex - 1 x 4 ' + Stands
  • Falcon Eyes LSB-2

Why Cinematography for VFX?

The course offers an insight into the reasons why, sometimes, the decision is made to fix something in post-production, rather than simply re-shoot. You’ll also learn why shooting correctly for VFX can lead to better results and save money!

Discover some of the common mistakes made when shooting for VFX and learn tips and advice on how to set up correctly for a VFX shoot. We cover a variety of different techniques on this course which are commonly used on set for shots which require VFX work in post production.

Meet Clement, your tutor

Clement Gharini is an award winning filmmaker with 16 years of experience working in the film industry and a double technical background in cinematography and visual effects.

Learn more about Clement

Check out Clement's IMDb page

Professional network

Studying at Escape Studios gives you access to a network with a huge pool of VFX talent at various levels in their career. Why not take this opportunity to further discuss your ideas and perhaps set up collaborations for future projects

Find out more

If you'd like to find out more, email Andy Brassington ( Alternatively you can buy this course on the Escape Studios eShop.

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Cinematography for VFX (4 weeks)

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14 May 2018

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