Cinematography Lab 1.06: FLAVORS OF DIGITAL IMAGE – Nov 27

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Cinematography Lab




THE MASTER PALETTE: Flavors of Digital Images


LAB 1.06: Advanced Digital Cinematography
Instructor:  Jay Holben
Pre-req:  Lab. 1.01 or 1.02 recommended, or
Basic cinematography knowledge or experience

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
1:00pm – 4:00pm

6735 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

Register for our upcoming Panavision Cinematography Lab!

Expanding further on the “Flavors of HD” lab in this series, Advanced Digital Cinematography will more closely examine a wide range of HD image creation including: elements of modulation transfer function, optical transfer function and sampling theorem as it relates to creating images and camera technology. Discussion of various color spaces available in today’s workplace as well as pros and cons of shooting a raw format as opposed to a codec. The lab will also cover the hidden truth behind digital ISO.

This is the sixth class in our bi-annual six-class series:  We recommend having attended our “Flavors of HD” as a prerequisite.  This advanced level class is designed for filmmakers, producers, and camera crew professional who have a fundamental understanding of digital image formats, sensors, compression schemes, color dissemination.

This lab is recommended for cinematographers, DITs, post-production supervisors or previous attendees of the Flavors of HD lab looking for a more advanced in-depth discussion of digital imaging technology.


HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Cinematography Lab 1.06

Jay Holben – Head Educator
Cinematographers Lab

Our Emerging Filmmakers Program (EFP) expands this year with a full line up of filmmaking seminars and labs. We will be launching this new initiative with a new seminar series for cinematographers & camera assistants. The monthly seminars will encompass a wide range of topics and issues, designed for all ranges of experience and formats.

The HS/EFP Cinematographers Lab will also take us into some of the workrooms of some of our favorite camera shops and camera related organizations that every camera department professional and up-n-comer should know…

Seminar Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Cinematography
  • Getting the Best Image From Your Camera
  • The Camera Crew
  • All The Flavors of HD
  • The Camera Accessories Showcase
  • Lighting from Home Depot

Jay Holben is an independent producer & filmmaker who worked as a director of photography for nearly a decade. Previously serving as Technical Editor covering film cameras and lighting, Jay has been a contributing editor to American Cinematographer Magazine for 12 years. He is currently the Technical Editor for DV Magazine, with a monthly column, ‘DV101,’ and has contributed to several books including the American Cinematographers Manual. Jay has contributed to several books on cinematography, including the American Cinematographer Manual, 9th Edition. He is the author of “A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget” which was released earlier this year. This year, Jay also co-founded FILMMAKER IN A BOX, an educational resource for feature filmmakers. Jay has been a member of HOLLYWOOD SHORTS since 1999 with his short film adaption of the Stephen King poem, “Paranoid”, and he is our Department Chair – Cinematography at HOLLYWOOD SHORTS FilmLab.



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