Cinematography Course


CRAFT film school offer cinematography course in Delhi. We are accepting applications forms for the Cinematography Course for the next academic session starting on 30th Aug 2021 at B-11, IMM Building Qutab Institutional Area. New Delhi-110016.  

Cinematography graduates are highly respected in the industry. It is our flagship course. ‘Cinematography Art’ which is our quarterly magazine, goes to 5000 cinematographers/directors based in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. We have a strong network with cinematographers and their interviews are published in our magazines.Moreover, two founder members of CRAFT, Mr Naresh Sharma (Director) and Mr Amitabha Singh are FTII graduates and working cinematographers of the industry. We are sending PDF files of a few issues of our magazine and few important workshops held in the last year on ALEXA & RED.

1.Selection Criteria: Selection of the applicants is done on an interview basis. 

2. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, if a student is not able to come personally for the interview, we will conduct a telephonic interview via Whatsapp/Skype.

3. How to Apply: You need to apply online from the website given below-


An amount of Rs .1,000/-  is to be paid by Debit Card/Credit Card / ATM Card / Net banking transfer as application fee. If you are coming personally to CRAFT, you can also pay in cash.

5.  Date to Apply:

We are accepting applications for the interviews to be held on 16th Aug 2021. The last date to apply is 15th Aug 2021.

We have allocated 10 Points for overall performance. Sincerity score: 2 points | Academic Record: 2 points | Portfolio: 2 points | Interview Performance: 4 points. The candidate needs to score a minimum of 7 points to qualify for admission in CRAFT. Hence if you are making an inquiry today, you need to apply within 3 Days to gain a Sincerity score of 2 points- which will qualify you as a “Sincere Candidate”. 

6. How to Prepare for the Interview:  The intention of the interview board is to see whether the student is really passionate about the field of study, he/she has applied for.

7. Hostel Facilities: We don’t have a hostel, but our student’s coordinator help in finding economical accommodation at a walking distance from the institute. It saves travelling time and cost- an average of Rs 2500/-per month !

Generally, rooms cost between Rs. 5000/- and 6000/- per month which, on sharing basis, costs around Rs. 3,000/- per month. A food joint is nearby CRAFT where most of the students have their lunch and dinner.

We help in finding PG accommodation for the girl candidates. It costs around Rs. 5000/- per month. Food is separate and Tiffin service is available.

8. Course Fee:  The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs. 1, 50,000/- In installments, it becomes Rs. 1,55,000/.

The first installment is 50% of the total fee at the time of submitting the admission form.

1) 25% as 2nd installment, to be paid after one month.

2) Balance 25% as 3rd installment, to be paid after one month 

Students who opt for the Installment method needs to deposit the Post Dated Cheque ( PDC ) of the above dates at the time of joining.

9. Class Timings: Our motto is to ‘Learn by Doing’. Classes take place in two shifts from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm & from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (1:00 to 2:00 is lunch break) with 30 minutes tea break in both the shifts (five days a week). We conduct daily practical work of 3 hours in our Studio. Theory class is of 2 hours, once a week. Students are allocated one shift.

10. Course Duration: Cinematography is a one-year program. The first semester consists of six months of classroom practical training of 5 days a week. The second semester of six months, you will shoot for Direction students, their 3-projects independently like-

1. Dialogue exercise, 2. Public service Ad film, 3. Fiction film project on Canon 5D-mark-4 (4k) Cinema Resolution camera. Each cinematography student will assist 2 another Cinematography students of their batch.

11. CRAFT’s Legal Status & Affiliation: CRAFT is registered as a nonprofit-making public charitable trust with Sub-Registrar in the Delhi government. We offer autonomous Diploma courses. Proudly established in the year 2006 (March 6) - 2020 is our 14th year of operation.

12. Workshop of Cinematographers :

ARVIND KUMAR : cinematographer of Prakash Jha’s film :workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

BARUN MUKHERJEE  : Pioneer Advertising cinematographers workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

VIKAS SHIVARAMAN   : Pioneer in ad cinematography l : workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

PIYUSH SHAH   :  cinematography workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

AMITABHA SINGH   :  cinematography workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

R M RAO   : Pioneer Advertising cinematographers workshop in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

SUNNY JOSEPH   : Sunny;s workshop  in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL

Hmi-lighting workshop


13. Bank Loan Provision: We do not have tie-ups with any bank, but if you apply for Student loan, we can issue a letter required from our end.

14. Management Quota Seats: There are 2 management quota seats available in ‘Cinematography’ course in which students can seek direct admission without an interview. One has to pay an additional Rs. 20,000/- (for blocking the seat) besides the regular fee.

15. Placement Support: Students having 85% attendance in the 1st semester of 6 months will get internship support after completion of their 1-year course due to our network with cinematographers who are being featured in our 7 years " Cinematography Art Magazine".

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Section 1: One year full time course in cinematography:

Syllabus & Teaching Plan of 1-Year Cinematography Course.

  • We have 5 days in a week classes.
  • Classes are held in two Shifts 10: 00 am to 1:30 pm and | 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.Students can choose one shift. 
  • Every day we 3-hour Practicals and 30 mins of theory classes.
  • Hence Theory vs practical ratio is 1: 6.
  • Various Students are divided into the group of 4 each and Each individual student will do his lighting exercise on a rotation basis and other 3students will help them in arranging the lights etc.
  • Various Lighting and other camera Practicals Excises are listed below
  1. Various Modules and theory to be taught in here to download
  2. Various Practical excises list to be done by the students
  3. Various workshops to be conducted in CRAFT by film Industry Experts.
  4. Studio Infrasture and Equipmet List



Overview: Career options + Placement in Cinematography Course

Overview: Career in cinematography
What is Cinematography? Briefly if one wants to know, what cinematography means, it is the art and science of motion-picture photography. In day to day Language, it is also called cameraman course. If you have  an extrovert personally and really keen to know How to become a cinematographer, one needs to understand the responsibility of  Director of Photography ( also known as DOP  )
A cinematographer is responsible for composing each frame in a scene that is to be shot and deciding the lighting and camera angles according to the requirements of the director. During the Cinematography course, you will learn to lead the camera/lighting team and will be involved in the planning and execution of a shoot from the pre-production stage.
Lighting is used to change the mood of a scene or to indicate practical aspects such as day or night. Our Cinematography course will also teach you how a lighting technician arranges all the lighting effects designed by the cinematographer according to the instructions of the chief assistant cameraman. Our Cinematography study blends traditional filmmaking techniques with the latest digital video and film cinematography. We use Panasonic p-2 HD, canon 5d-mark-2,4k Resolution Camera for day to day exercises for doing "cinema cinematography".
The Cinematography course also includes screenings, lectures, and demonstrations to help you understand creative possibilities as you develop an eye for aesthetics. Students will experiment with the creative use of film lighting techniques and will learn to control the image quality. Students will shoot in the studio and on location in afternoons and evenings and would gain practical experience in various lighting situations such as day-for-night, available and mixed light, fire and candlelight, and close-up table tops.
On a daily basis, students would share their discoveries, successes, and failures as the class reviews and critiques the previous day's shooting.
CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: There will be two 3-days workshops on various aspects of digital cinematography by industry practitioners ( who are Pune film institute cinematography graduates ) on RED/ ALEXA motion picture cameras during the course. 

Various situations will be taken up by the instructor to demonstrate different ways to light them up. Possible outdoor and indoor locations in Delhi will be explored for a wider perspective on problems associated with location shooting. Students will be given typical situations for light up and will be guided by the workshop instructor. These workshops will give the students confidence and technical fineness required to shoot any professional cinematography assignment in the film and television industry.
A variety of lighting styles, like source lighting, mood lighting, stylization, glamour will be demonstrated through practical situations in the studio.Our cameraman courses will equip you for working conditions of the film Industry.
In nutshell, the job of a cinematographer is:-
•    Cinematographers work both for the Film and Television mediums.
•    They work together with the director of the film to understand the script and bring it to life
•    They decide the position of the camera, angles, movement, framing, lighting and the use of filters and other technical details
•    They oversee the work of all crew members to get the best effect and to capture the most appropriate mood
•    They make creative decisions, select technical equipment and direct the photography.
•    Cinematographers also take the screen test for actors.

Placement: All sincere students having 85% Attendence will be helped to get internship with cinematographer based in Mumbai/Calcutta/Hyderbad.

Cinematography Workshop : Vikas Sivaraman Video Preview

Cinematography workshop :Barun Mukerjee Video Preview



Cinematography Workshop : Arvind Kumar Video Preview

Cinematography Workshop : Amitabha Singh Video Preview

Cinematography Workshop video : Amitabha Singh will be loaded here on 25th April.Pl wait 

Cinematography workshop: Piyush Shah Video Preview

Cinematography workshop: R M Rao Video Preview

Pioneer in Advertsing Cinematography since 1970.First batch graduate from FTII ,pune

Cinematography workshop: Sunny Joseph Video Preview


HMI LIGHTING workshop Video Preview

Section 2: Five (5) Months Short term Course.:

Fee | Syllabus and Other Details About 5-Months Short Term Cinematogrphy Course.

Why this short term course : Those who has already done some field work and now wants to refine their CRAFT or those ambitious students who are keen to go for 3-Year Degree Prog at FTII /SRFTI. This 5- Months FTII- CINEMATOGRAPHY Classroom Coaching in Delhi would be helpfull  .
Clearing the written exam is not enough . One need to qualify the 2nd round of 40 students called to FTII for one week orientation and Interview  round to make it in the selected 10 candidates. Which is only possible to crack it if you have some " practical experience" of working as an assistant in the industry or had gone through some level of cinematography  course.                                                                                                                                                                                   To cater to this special need  we have decided to offer First semester of our Regular one year course so that  the students who are determined and  preparing for the JET-2021 EXAM which is expected to be held in Oct /Nov/Dec 2021.
How frustrating it would be after waiting till May 2020, you would come to know that you are not among the 10 selected candidates list, if somehow you cleared the written exam, as you did not have the enough practical experience.
But  Million dollar question is - do you have the enough preparation today  to crack the written exam and final round , as and when it will happen .
5-Months classroom Coaching in DELHI.
pl note that the CRAFT is a 14 years old film school, which is offering this course since last 3 years . After having 3 years experience of training students, we have also learned many things.  
In 2018, for the first time we had organized 20 days of classroom coaching for FTII entrance exam preparation. From this experience we realized that 20 days before one month of Entrance exam date is not enough, it needs at least 6 months full classroom training. Though Chetan kapri was from our classroom coaching student, but Roshan Joined Full time one year course, where he qualified for both FTII/SRFTI.
Interview of FTII 2019 Cinematography course Topper "Chetan Kapri" -


Interview of Roshan Kumar got selected in Both FTII and SRFTII cinematography course !! he was CRAFT FILM SCHOOL's regular course student.

Now we are organizing 6-months special classroom coaching for FTII entrance exam -preparation for cinematography course from 15th March 2021 to 15th Aug 2021. where we will be training 10 students only after Skype interviews which are going to be held on 22nd Jan 2020. This interview will be counseling interview in which you can ask your doubts to the course director.
If Interested pl fill out the application form and make the payment of Rs 1,000/-by following link
Details about the Training:
1.This is a 5 months program in Delhi.
2. Teaching plan of 6-days.
4-Days Practical classes. from 10.00 am to 1.00pm.
1-Day technical theory: 10.30 to 1.00 pm
20 videos of 15 mins each about aesthetics of lighting
a.)   Our regular cinematography course is of one year while FTII-coaching is 5-months.
b.)  6-Days workshop on RED/ALEXA camera conducted by Bombay based established cinematographer will not be meant for FTII-coaching students in the 6th month.
c. ) Track Trolley workshop/Crane workshop/HMI WORKSHOP- Will Not Be Meant For FTII-Coaching Students.
d.)  After 5-months you will not be Shooting Direction students projects and will be attending the "Show reel making in the afternoon classes, which is meant for Regular one Year Students having Fee of Rs 1,50,000/-
e.) You will be receiving 5-months  "Certificate in Cinematography" course while regular students will get one year "PG DIPLOMA" in Cinematography
Course Fee FOR COACHING :  The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs. 75,000/- In installments, it becomes Rs. 80,000/.
The first installment is 50% of the total fee at the time of submitting the admission form.
1) 25% as 2nd installment, to be paid on 15th April 2021.
2) Balance 25% as 3rd installment, to be paid on 15th May 2021.
Students who opt for the Installment method needs to deposit the Post Dated Cheque ( PDC ) of the above dates at the time of joining.

If you need more details, pl send an email to Course Mentor, naresh

Section 3: Part time | Weekend 6 months Cinematography Course:

Section 3: Part Time : Sat & Sunday | 6- Month weekend cinematography Course

6-Months part time cinematography course is meant for working proffestionals.

the fee is 50,000/-

Section 4: Distance Learning Program of Cinematography Course:

Fee | Syllabus| and Other Details about Online cinematography | 6- Month

For those who are keen on Online Cinematography course, pl send us email to our director

he will send you all updated details on it.

Section 5: Best Books to Read on Cinematography:

Dop Interviews

Top 10 Books on Cinematography

Here are the Links to  Read Best Books on Cinematography.

1. How to Use Color in Film - 50 Examples of Movie Color Palettes


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  • Seats : 20
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Intreview : 16th Aug 2021
  • Helpline: 9899251133/44/55
  • Sesstion Starts: 30th Aug 2021



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