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Cinematography: Ways of Seeing with Devan Scott

VIVO Media Arts Centre

Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 5:30 PM - Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 10:00 PM (PST)

Cinematography: Ways of Seeing with Devan Scott

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Regular Rate 4 Tickets 5 Mar 2020 $145.00 $6.07 $7.55
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4 Tickets 5 Mar 2020 $105.00 $4.67 $5.48

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Cinematography: Ways of Seeing


Ignite your own visual storytelling style with cinematographer Devan Scott!


This multi-day workshop will enable you to make better use of your camera and lighting gear to enrich your storytelling with a deepened understanding of the theory and practice of cinematography.

13.5 hours total over 3 sessions // $145, or $105 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)

Session 1: Thu Mar 5, 5:30pm-10pm
Session 2: Thu Mar 12, 5:30pm-10pm
Session 3: Thu Mar 19, 5:30pm-10pm


One extended subsidy for this workshop available:


Prerequisite: Participants must have basic knowledge of rudimentary camera operation, such as exposure and focus, though a very brief review will be provided. Participants seeking an introduction to rudimentary camera operation should consider taking VIVO’s Camera Lights Sound workshop.



Each session combines visual studies with hands-on studio experience. You'll analyze specific styles, such as those used by Gregg Toland (CITIZEN KANE), Ellen Kuras (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), Vilmos Zsigmond (MCCABE & MRS MILLER), Christopher Doyle (CHUNGKING EXPRESS), Subrata Mitra (PATHER PANCHALI), and others

You'll examine visual idioms from different eras and genres of cinema history in group discussion; from the grit of '70s New Hollywood to the naturalist lighting of the British documentary filmmakers to the slick modern masters, and participate in a series of exercises wherein you will get to experience first-hand how these styles of lighting and shooting are undertaken in a studio setting.

We'll break down techniques such as lighting, composition, colour coordination, depth of focus, camera movement, and focal length selection into component parts and examine how creative decisions can be structured and visual languages formed.




Devan Scott’s passion for visual storytelling has led to a portfolio of work as a director, cinematographer, and colourist that has been growing ever since. To see his portfolio, visit












Questions? Email us at or call 604-872-8337, ext. 5


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Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!

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VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 5:30 PM - Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 10:00 PM (PST)

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VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.

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