Filmcraft Workshops

The Cinematic Arts Filmcraft Workshop Series gives students the opportunity to develop hard skills and advance their ability in practical areas of filmmaking, such as cinematography, editing, post-production, and sound.

These workshops are open to the Duke community, with no sign-up, registration, or previous experience required.  


In the Cinematic Arts Studio, Room 232 in the Rubenstein Arts Center.


Most sessions are held on Fridays (3 pm to 5:30 pm) and Saturdays (11 am to 1:30 pm) in September and October and then January and February. Special topics workshops are also scheduled throughout each semester. NOTE: Be sure to check the calendar below on the day of the workshop for any last-minute changes! You can also find the Filmcraft Camera Guides below.

Fall 2020 Workshops (by subject)
Rubenstein Arts Center, Room 232

Camera Systems and Camera Operation
A look at modern camera systems and the art and craft of camera operating for motion picture photography.
September 4th, 3pm-5:30pm
September 5th, 11am-1:30pm

Camera Support and Movement
Hands-on with the machinery and techniques of camera movement.
September 11th, 3pm-5:30pm
September 12th, 11am-1:30pm

Location Sound Recording
On the machinery and techniques of location sound recording.
September 18th, 3pm-5:30pm
September 19th, 11am-1:30pm

Film Lighting 1 - Strategy and Techniques
Demonstration and hands-on with the practical, on-set techniques of cinematic lighting.
September 25th, 3pm-5:30pm
September 26th, 11am-1:30pm

Film Lighting 2 - Fixtures and Gripping
Introducing the requisite skills and equipment of cinema lighting.
October 9th, 3pm-5:30pm
October 10th, 11am-1:30pm

Editing and Post-Production Tools
A mad rush through the complications of modern post-production workflow.
October 16th, 3pm-5:30pm
October 17th, 11am-1:30pm

Camera Guides

Sony FS5 Sony A73 Sony A7SII Sony A6500 Sony A6300 BMPCC Panasonic DVX200 Canon 80D Canon 60D Canon 7D


Steve Milligan