Department Of Cinematography

The department of cinematography at Sixteen By Nine Media Centre, offers Diploma In Cinematography - 6 Month Course. We aim to give that necessary training to the students, in both aesthetic & technical aspects of cinematography.
The department views cinematography as an integral & essential part of film-making. With a project based curriculum, students are subject to put in their skills to complete professional productions as part of their projects.

Workshop on RED camera
Workshop on RED camera

Course Structure:

The course begins with introducing students to the workflow of film-making & the role of cinematographer in the film-making process. Followed by learning the elements of cinematography, through working with DSLR & HDR cameras and studying about visual story, scene composition, concept note, shot design, colour theory, camera movements, optics & lensing. The students are exposed to in depth knowledge of the fundamentals of cinematography through a combination of intensive theory & practical classes in the first three months of the course.

The student is introduced to lighting - use of natural light, low budget lights & film lights. Also the curriculum needs the students to complete four different project shoot pertaining to four different genres - non-fiction fim, chroma shoot, short (fiction) film & music (playback) video. At the end of fifth month of the course, the student has to undergo 1 month internship program in production houses & studios / T.V. channels across Pune/ Mumbai or assisting an professional cinematographer in his project.

We strive to educate the students, in order to make them think creatively & experimenting with new perspectives. Also, working through projects, students develop an understanding of collaborative working with the director & film crew.

Topics Covered In The Curriculum:

  • Introduction to film-making
  • Elements of cinematography
  • Composition & shot design
  • Lensing & optics
  • Camera movements
  • Shot division & concept note
  • Video formats
  • Light & color theory
  • Workshop on RED Camera
  • Practical exercises & projects:
    - 12 shot exercise

    - 6 shot practical
    - Camera movements practicals
    - Recreation exercise (using lights)
    - Night & day lighting exercise
  • Projects:
    - Interview Exercise
    - Documentary Shoot (non-fiction)
    - Short Film Shoot (fiction)
    - Chroma Shoot
    - Playback Shoot (music video)


Learn from experienced industry professionals & cinematographers trained from The Film & Television Institute Of India (FTII), Pune. Also, guest lectures by eminent film-makers will be conducted.

Batch Schedule:

Starts October 1st, 2018
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri Classes
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Course Fees:

Rs. 65,000/-
Payable in three monthly installments:
35,000 - 15,000 - 15,000
Post dated cheques for 2nd & 3rd installment to be submitted at the time of admission.

Admission Procedure:

  • Minimum qualification required: S.S.C. Pass
  • Things to be attached with admission form:
    - 1 passport size photo
    - photocopy of ID proof bearing address (Aadhar / Passport / Driving license)
    - photocopy of mark sheet of any of the following examinations appeared for - S.S.C. / H.S.C. / Graduation / P.G.
  • Submission of post dated cheque is compulsory at the time of admission, if opting to pay fees in installment.
Monthly Course Structure