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The Craft of Cinematography: Mastering Visual Language with Emmy Award-Winning ProducerThe Craft ofCINEMATOGRAPHY:with Emmy Award-Winning ProducerMASTERING VISUAL LANGUAGE
The Craft of Cinematography: Mastering Visual Language with Emmy Award-Winning ProducerThe Craft ofCINEMATOGRAPHY:MASTERING VISUAL LANGUAGEwith Emmy Award-Winning Producer
Stephen Beres

Credits: Game of Thrones / House of the Dragon / Succession / Westworld / Sesame Street / From the Earth to the Moon / True Detective

Course Details

  Key Topics

This course explores how to develop your own visual language for filmmaking, and how to combine that language with production techniques to convey your film’s ideas.


1 Course

  Available Start Dates

Jul 1, Aug 5, Sep 2 (6 weeks, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

NOTE: This course is taught by industry professional(s) and is not included within Full Sail University’s scope of accreditation. No course credits are available for this course.

About This Course

Whether it’s Westworld or Westeros, creating epic worlds on screen is a complicated job that balances technical know-how with industry nuance and creative vision. If you’re interested in pursuing a role in film production, you want to learn from someone who has done it – someone like Stephen Beres. He’s an Emmy-winning producer and technologist who has worked on some of television’s biggest shows, including HBO’s Game of Thrones, Westworld, and True Detective. In this course, Stephen draws from his years of experience to give in-depth insights into the visual language of film.

What You'll Learn

  • How to break down complex visual elements to better understand their components, and then use that knowledge to better convey visual language
  • How to assess cameras and movement to select the right equipment for the project
  • How to apply post production technology such as color correction and texture to better convey your visual language
  • How to apply new and familiar industry terminology when expressing your visual language to others

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Meet Your Instructor

Stephen Beres

Emmy Award-Winning Producer

A Full Sail University Film graduate, Stephen Beres is an Emmy-winning producer and technologist who has led production and post teams that are responsible for record-setting television shows and movies such as Who Killed the Electric Car, Sesame Street, Westworld, Succession, Game of Thrones, and House of the Dragon. Stephen was instrumental in transitioning HBO from film capture into the digital world. He received a Television Academy Emmy award for his work on the virtual reality game Westworld Awakening, and has produced HBO’s one-of-a-kind Camera Assessment Series and Image Study Series for over a decade.

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"We're not just teaching you how to use a camera, we're going to dive deep into technologies that allow you to empower your creativity."

Course Outline

Who This Is For

Aspiring filmmakers entering the world of visual storytelling, as well as anyone who is looking to expand their filmmaking toolbox with new skills, terminology, and the ability to create complex visual tests.

  • Cinematographers
  • Producers
  • Directors of Photography
  • Production Designers
  • First Assistant Camera
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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 45 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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Why Choose Full Sail DC3?

  • 45 Years of Experience

    Built by Full Sail University, using everything we’ve learned in 45+ years of offering hands-on, project-based degrees for the world of entertainment media and emerging technologies.

  • Innovative Original Courses

    Full Sail DC3 features original content built around what you want to learn.

  • Curriculum Designed in Collaboration with Industry Leaders

    All Full Sail DC3 curriculum is created in collaboration with people who’ve done the work and know the subject - from sportscasting to audio engineering.

  • Real-Time Access to Educators

    As a Full Sail DC3 student, you’ll be able to ask questions and get feedback on your work so you can improve and build your skills.

  • University-Level Support

    Full Sail DC3 students have access to many of the same support systems that drive Full Sail - from digital resources to Full Sail One, our university community platform.

  • Flexible Learning Paths

    We built Full Sail DC3 to give you the freedom to choose your learning path - take a single course to learn a new skill, or take multiple courses to build your capabilities - it’s up to you.

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