Main Navigation


This site represents an overview of my seminars at Prague’s acclaimed film academy FAMU, department of cinematography.

These lectures, workshops and seminars are part of a bachelor’s resp. master’s degree course.

With a main concern on lighting, we deal with various aspects of filmmaking.

  • purpose, concepts, technology, strategy, planning of lighting
  • visual style and look
  • visual storytelling
  • visual dramaturgy
  • cinematographic grammar and language
  • aspect ratio and lenses
  • composition, framing
  • camera movements vs movements inside frame
  • the cinematographer’s role in preproduction, on set and in post
  • relationship with director, producer, production designer, wardrobe/ makeup/ hair, editor, sound and crew

we are using both digital recording media, 16mm and 35mm film

we dispose of three professionally equipped film studios, camera and lighting equipment and a reference analogue and digital cinema

for further information and inquiries please visit

currently we’re also preparing an online course “PRINCIPLES OF CINEMATOGRAPHY“ in collaboration with the Rome International Film School starting from late September 2020, which gives a compact overview and insight into the exciting world of cinematography.

for further information and inquiries please visit