scheduled workshop

Cinematography - Theory and Practice

Wed 19 February 2020   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Part II: Thu 20 February 2020   6:00pm - 9:00pm

With hands-on instruction, get a solid background on the importance of cinematography theory and practice, covering lighting, camera techniques and exposure. Learn how to develop an overall original look for a motion picture, whether documentary or feature.

  • maximum capacity: 10
  • 3 hours of instruction

Instructor: Jonathan Elliott

JONATHAN ELLIOTT is a Tuscarora filmmaker from the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Since attending York University’s Film Production program, he has worked as a director and cinematographer on a variety of projects, including: Along the Water's Edge (Taking it Global funded film) Wild Archaeology (APTN TV series), Even in the Silence (Voices with Impact funded short film, entirely in the Mohawk language), Taken Home (Toronto Arts Council funded film), Her Water Drum (imagineNATIVE commissioned film), This Wild Season (imagineNATIVE 2017 film festival), and Blood Child (Blood in the Snow film festival).


Jonathan’s award-winning work has been nationally broadcast on TV and screened at various film festivals internationally in New Zealand, Italy, Germany, Denmark, London, the United States and Canada. Some of these festivals include: imagineNATIVE, LA Skins Festival, Red Nation International Film Festival, Maoriland Film Festival, Art With Impact, etc. His body of work focuses on telling contemporary Indigenous stories that explore individuals’ complex relationships to their cultural identity, families and communities.

Jonathan was the 2018 artist-in-residence for the imagineNATIVE/CSV development program. He was selected as one of the Emerging 20 artists at the 2018 Reel World Film Festival and has been the recipient of grants through the Toronto Arts Council, imagineNATIVE, Taking it Global and Art With Impact, William F. White’s and AstroLab Studios to produce his work.


Currently, Jonathan is in development on several projects, including his first feature film.

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