Framing and shot selection, light distribution and color dramaturgy, visual aesthetics and scene blocking, emotions and atmosphere, pre-visualization and digital image processing, 3-D and VFX: In the Department VII Cinematography, our focus lies on the image. We put hands-on training in the foreground, supplemented with the theory and analysis of cinematography. We maintain a balance between a perfection of craft and technical skills, and the artistic and creative processes. Spontaneous documentary projects compete with planned scenic cinematography, teamwork with individually developed concepts. No longer are images only filmed with a conventional camera. Increasingly, they are digitally processed or even computer-generated. And camera work takes place not only on set.
The Department VII – Cinematography takes this evolution into consideration, to make sure our graduates are also prepared for future fields of work.