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The basics of narrative & commercial cinematography with Diana OlifirovaThe basics of narrative & commercial cinematography with Diana Olifirova


The basics of narrative & commercial cinematography with Diana Olifirova

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The basics of narrative & commercial cinematography with Diana Olifirova

Sunday 19th May, 10am – 4:30pm


Light lunch included


Join Director of Photography Diana Olifirova for this exclusive Wex Masterclass in narrative, commercial and music promo cinematography. Using her beautiful work as reference, Diana will talk attendees through the creative process of visually interpreting a script and how the role of the DoP interacts with other crew members. The day will also include a practical element where attendees will have the chance to shoot a scene using the techniques and knowledge they have learned.

The morning session will cover:

  • Interpreting a script
  • Meeting the director and breaking down the script/storyboard/shot list
  • Meeting other creative team members – collaboration with Production Designer, Camera and Lighting Team
  • An overview of camera and lighting kit
  • Collaborating with on-set crew: 1st AD, Director, Producer and DIT
  • Understanding workflows: Colour correction and DCP

The afternoon session will cover:

  • Breaking down a scene: A practical, hands-on experience of shooting a scene
  • Understanding Angles, Movement and Lighting Choices
  • Coverage: Sticking to the plan, and when to use intuition and creativity
  • Differences of approach depending on budgets and genre
  • Dealing with Agencies and Production Companies
  • Social Media and Self-Promotion

This Masterclass will be a fascinating and inspirational day with an exciting and talented young cinematographer. Whether you’re in the early stages of your filmmaking career and looking to make your own short films and get a firm grasp of cinematic languages and creative processes, or already a filmmaker looking to sharpen your creative outlook, this is the ideal Masterclass for you. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid missing out!

You will need:

-          A camera with video capability

-          Memory

-          Spare battery

-          Accessories (optional)


Diana Olifirova

Diana Olifirova

Diana Olifirova is a multiple award-winning cinematographer based in London specialising in narrative, commercials and music videos. Her recent short film 'ALL OF ME' received the 'Best Emerging Cinematographer' Award from the British Society of Cinematographers. She completed an MA course at the National Film and Television School in 2015, and her work has since been screened at various festivals worldwide including Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI Film Festival, Palm Springs, Underwire Film Fest and Lift-Off Season Awards 2017.