AMI FIlmcraft Workshop Series

The AMI Filmcraft Workshop Series gives students the opportunity to develop hard skills and advance their ability in practical areas of filmmaking, and includes topics in 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 new Arts of the Moving Image Studio, room 232 in the Rubenstein Arts Center.


Most sessions run Fridays from 3pm to 5:30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 1:30pm in January and February.  There are also special topics workshops scheduled throughout the semester.  Note: be sure to check the calendar below before and on the day of the workshop for any last-minute changes! You can also find the AMI Filmcraft Camera Guides below.

Spring 2020 Workshops by subject
Rubenstein Arts Center 232

Camera Systems and Camera Operation
A look at modern camera systems and the art and craft of camera operating for motion picture photography.
January 24th, 3pm-5:30pm
January 25th, 11am-1:30pm

Camera Support and Movement
Hands-on with the machinery and techniques of camera movement.
January 31st, 3pm-5:30pm
February  1st, 11am-1:30pm

Location Sound Recording
On the machinery and techniques of location sound recording.
February 7th, 3pm-5:30pm
February 8th, 11am-1:30pm

Film Lighting 1 - Strategy and Techniques
Demonstration and hands-on with the practical, on-set techniques of cinematic lighting.
February 14th, 3pm-5:30pm
February 15th, 11am-1:30pm

Film Lighting 2 - Fixtures and Gripping
Introducing the requisite skills and equipment of cinema lighting.
February 21st, 3pm-5:30pm
February 22nd, 11am-1:30pm

Editing and Post-Production Tools
A mad rush through the complications of modern post-production workflow.
February 28th, 3pm-5:30pm
February 29th, 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