240 hour

Course Length
Basics of cinematography as a craft

Launching this training course is part of a conscious development aimed to place increasing emphasis on creative fields in addition to courses that are intended to close the shortage gap in the film industry workforce.

Our cinematography course, alongside our training in directing, editing and screenwriting, is launched for the first time this autumn. This course is first of all recommended to students who wish to work as camera operators in Hungarian and international features, series or prepare for independent cinematographic tasks in short feature films. Last but not least, this course is a good choice for students who are planning to acquire sound foundation knowledge and skills before applying to a course at the cinematography department of a Hungarian or international university specializing in film-making.

From your future tutors, you can first of all learn about the logic and fundamental questions of storytelling. A special focus is placed on latest camera operating techniques employed in international productions as we perceive that high-budget productions have a great demand for Hungarian camera operators who possess the required skills and have at least an intermediate level fluency in English.

We must stress that our course primarily focuses on learning cinematography as a craft and aims to enable students who have completed their studies at our school to enter international film production as soon as possible.

This is the first time in Hungary that the leaders of a course specializing in cinematography represent three different generations:

Kardos Sándor, Medvigy Gábor, Fillenz Ádám


• basics of lighting

• composition of still and moving images

• photography basics: science of light, optical and laboratory skills

• properties of light and its role in creating images

• the dramaturgical role of breaking up a scene

• basics of film language

• impact analysis of moving images

• basics of film history

• basics of dramaturgy

• exercises in lighting, composing and camera operating

• exercises in making shorts – visual storytelling with a camera • technical skills: equipment for professional film-making (lighting, cameras, lenses, camera operating) • targeted exercises to use gearhead and various gimbal techniques


Course leader
Medvigy Gábor, Kardos Sándor, Fillenz Ádám

The exam consists of a theory part and a practice part, and the evaluation of the assignments you did in the course is also considered.


We will issue two types of diplomas. A Certificate of Attendance will certify that a student has completed studies in the course. A Certificate of Excellence will be awarded to outstanding students who have completed their studies with the best scores. This carries significance in terms of job opportunities.

Who will you learn from?

Artists actively working in creative fields and world-class film professionals with significant international experience make up our teaching staff. They will act as your most important contacts in the profession. They will help your start on your career. They will create the conditions that enable you to become an active contributor to the film-making community. They will offer you the first work opportunities. They will be your references and their recommendation will be more valuable than any diploma or certificate.

What opportunities will you have after completing your studies at our school?The Lumiére Film School was established with the aim of offering professional responses to the serious shortages of film industry practitioners currently experienced. Our collaborating partners are leading suppliers to American, European and Asian features, series and commercials produced in Hungary. The school is in a fortunate position as we are in daily contact with the heads of key production companies and they increasingly rely on our school when they need new crew members.

Our tutors

Antall Gabi

Portré IMDB

Ferenczy Gábor


Fillenz Ádám


Incze Ágnes


Kardos Sándor

Portré IMDB

Medvigy Gábor


Salamon András


Tóth Zsolt


Várhegyi Rudolf



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