NFTS Scotland Sessions: The Psychology of the Camera

Short course


Delivered in the NFTS Scotland Virtual Classroom, accessed via Zoom.  

Whether an audience knows it, what they are watching on television or in cinema is imbued with visual meaning that enhances their knowledge of the characters and the story. The characters’ intentions, aspirations and subtext are revealed visually by the choices that the Director and DOP make for each scene, that then develop over the course of the narrative.

Using cinematic examples, Caroline Bridges will look at how images convey meaning through the Director of Photography’s choices of lighting, lens, focus, framing and composition and camera movement.

Caroline is a Director of Photography with seven years’ professional experience working on a broad range of projects, both digital and film, having graduated with an M.A (Cinematography) from the National Film and Television School. She has worked on projects for broadcasters BBC One, Starz, Channel 4, BBC4, CBBC, SkyArts and BAFTA. Caroline is a member of Illuminatrix, BFI. NETWORK x BAFTA Crew and the BSC Cine Club. She has also had a feature distributed by Netflix and her work has been selected for the BSC Cinematographers’ Night.


Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £35
Corporate Rate: £75

How to apply

Application deadline: Register your interest

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