Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling


The Job of The Director of Photography, also known as the DP or the Cinematographer, assists the film’s Director by establishing a visual look for the production. As a DP, you help tell the story through the artistic and technical decisions made regarding lighting, film stocks, HD resolutions, shot selection, camera movement and much more.

In this workshop, participants will explore cinematography through a stronger understanding of colour, exposure, camera movement, perspective, shutter speed, composition, depth of field, focus, and frame rate. We will view and discuss how these elements affect your shots through visual examples and production theory.



  • A laptop with a microphone and/or webcam and an internet connection*
  • Zoom Account (register for the free account here). Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on November 3rd.  

*Virtual Participation: This course is an interactive learning experience. You can expect each course to have introductions, room for questions and discussion. 


Duration in hours
Maximum Participants
Cost for Members
Cost for Non-Members
Online - Zoom meeting
Workshop Dates
Wednesday November 4 2020, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday November 11 2020, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Registration Deadline


Cooper the Film Scientist

Cooper is an Ottawa-based media artist, his body of work includes films, HD videos, installations, and live performances. Cooper’s practice is heavily based on the technical aspects of the filmmaking process and he creates his films using an array of techniques, including stop-motion, 2D & 3D animation, optical printing, film processing, and cinematography. Thematically his films are a reflection of his memories and drawn from life experiences. Cooper teaches media art to children and adults in and around Ottawa. He is an award-winning artist and his work has been presented at festivals and art galleries across Canada and internationally.

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Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling

*The Non-Member option includes a $35 Membership.

*The Covid-19 impacted option is only available for individuals whose income has been affected due to the current pandemic. Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation.