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The CSC is committed to providing professional education for its members. This includes participation with CSC sponsor companies in presentations about current technology and applications. As well, the CSC has developed its own highly regarded series of specialist training, including:
          - an extensive high-level course for Camera Assistants,
          - imaging and lighting workshops for various people in film/video production,
          - advanced workshops led by master cinematographers for skill progression
 
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
The following workshops are currently planned:

Dates

Times

Workshop / Course

Location

Register by

Documents

Jan.19 - 20, 2013

9am - 5pm

Lighting Workshop

Toronto

Jan.11, 2013

Information
Application

Feb. 9 - 17, 2013

9am - 5pm

Digital Assistants Course

Toronto

Feb.1, 2013

Information
Application

Mar. 2 - 3, 2013

9am - 5pm

Advanced Lighting Workshop
  - for cars

Toronto

Feb.22, 2013

Information
Application

Apr. 20 - 21, 2013

9am - 5pm

Advanced Lighting Workshop
  - for faces

Toronto

Apr.15, 2013

Information
Application

Details for these courses may be explored below:
 
CSC LIGHTING WORKSHOP
This two day hands-on lighting workshop offers the participants comprehensive knowledge on the fundamentals of practical lighting setups.
Participants will work in groups and will alternate the roles of DoP, camera operator, camera assistant and gaffer. Each group is assigned a digital camera package and access to a gaffer and electric. Actors will be on hand to contribute to effective blocking and lighting setups. Content shot will be critiqued at the end of each day.
Participants are encouraged to bring a light meter (if they have one) for the practical exercises.
A course manual will be provided.
For more information and pricing, check the document links in the Schedule above.
 
 
ADVANCED LIGHTING FOR CARS
This two-day advanced car lighting workshop includes demonstrations by full CSC members who are actively engaged shooting high end Commercials, Features, TV Movies and Episodic Television.
These DOPs will be sharing their vast knowledge of lighting as well as on-set experience to enable the participants to successfully produce world class images.
On the first day they will be teaching various methods of lighting a full-size car in the studio will be taught.
On the second day each group of participants will be expected to light a scale model car under the supervision of a full CSC member.
CSC will provide cameras to record the lighting set-ups. A gaffer and an electrician will be on hand to assist with the set-ups.
For more information and pricing, check the document links in the Schedule above.
 
ADVANCED LIGHTING FOR FACES
To be detailed soon.
 
DIGITAL CAMERA ASSISTANT COURSE
To ensure that camera crews maintain the high standards recognized by the Canadian Film and Television industry, the Canadian Society of Cinematographers is offering a nine day intensive and advanced course for Camera Assistants.
The course will be conducted by working professional camera assistants and cinematographers who will not only teach, but share their wealth of production know-how and technological knowledge gained from years of on-set experience.
Learn the varied skills necessary for a camera assistant working in digital formats.
New digital cameras and technologies are being introduced into the Film and Television industry at lightning speed. Keeping on top of emerging technologies and techniques poses unique challenges for everyone. The CSC Digital Camera Assistants Course eliminates the mystery and provides its participants with the tools necessary to work in today’s production world.
For more information and pricing, check the document links in the Schedule above.