This unique, professional Cinematography workshop is designed for individuals with a passion for cinematography and the art of visual storytelling. It provides you with a very unique opportunity to gain first hand high speed cinematography experience under Juan’s expert guidance.

What’s on offer

The workshop is fast, intensive and absorbing. Our key goal is to give students the tools, the mindset and the support they need to work in the real world. By the end of the workshop, students will have evolved professionally, worked with an industry leader, have shot high speed footage for their showreel and have professional high speed cinematography experience.

Cinematographer Juan A. Fernandez leads this 2 day workshop in the art of High Speed Cinematography. The workshop is designed for cinematographers, filmmakers, camera assistants and other cinema professionals who wish to gain insight into the world of high speed cinematography.

Stereographer Juan A. Fernandez AEC
About the instructor?

Juan A. Fernandez AEC has worked in the film industry in Los Angeles and throughout Spain, including several years at Panavision Hollywood. A designer of specialty film equipment, his area of expertise includes high speed, underwater, VFX and stereoscopic cinematography, as well as teaching cinema (UCLA Extension, University Pompeu Fabra, ESCAC). He’s shot many feature films, including The Forsaken (Sitges International Film Festival 2015), television programs and advertising campaigns.

What will you get out of it?

The theory and practice of high speed cinematography are examined in depth, so as to become familiar with the process from the shoot through postproduction. The course includes lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises – always with the latest cameras (specific cameras to be announced for each workshop).

afilm feature The Forsaken production
What will you be doing?
  • Day One: Principles of High Speed Cinematography. Analysis of high-speed footage (frame rates). Phantom camera operation, lens/ format options, camera set up and control. Camera menus. Cinematography for high-speed. Postproduction workflow options (phantom software/ file formats).
  • Day Two: In studio high-speed shoots- variety of frame rates. Each participant will have the opportunity to shoot footage for their showreel.
“As an aspiring Cinematographer, most of my work is with Juan A. Fernandez. Each lecture, exercise and challenge is more than beneficial which keeps me motivated.”Youssef Naaman (Lebanon)