Cinematography | Africa Internship Academy


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This course is designed for those who want to make creative decisions affecting the picture’s lighting, camera motion, shot colour, depth of field; as well as scene composition with regards to actor positioning, zoom, lens usage and techniques. A cinematographer or Director of Photography (DP), is responsible for all the visual elements of a film; in other words, this professional is literally, the eye behind the camera.

A successful cinematographer must be trained and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of photography, including special effects, filmography, modern equipment; as well as possess a marked talent for communication with film directors.

This 4 weeks program will give you the hands-on-training with the top and expert professionals in the country.

The curriculum is designed to immerse prospective cinematographers in all aspects of the discipline. This course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of professional cinematography – the art of making motion pictures. While there are plenty of video courses, it’s hard to find a comprehensive course that teaches you everything you’d want to know about shooting video.

What to expect!

  • Learn the basics of getting great shots with any camera
  • Use the manual settings on your camera to expose your shot properly
  • Learn how to use camera movement to get more impressive shots
  • Light your video sets with traditional filmmaking techniques and lighting setups
  • Become a professional director of photography (cinematographer) with tips on how to find work in the video/film industry
  • Make money shooting videos


Q1. How will I attend this training?

This training will be conducted twice a week at the academy, which is located at the New Abuse Okai Street, Mataheko. There will be two sessions each week, each session will last for 6 hours, however, we encourage the participants to spend more time to learn more to apply their skills in their free time.

Q2. How much does it cost?

It will cost you an amount of GHC1,500 ($300) to participate in this program. The cost includes:

  • All training sessions
  • Access to all handouts and training materials
  • Online assistance from our trainers via Facebook Group
  • Lifetime membership for AIA Fellows Network
  • Certified certification upon course completion

NB: You only pay when you get the offer and we have flexible payment terms.

Q3. What are the criteria for participating in this program?

The program is for students who are currently enrolled in High school or Undergraduate or have recently completed their Undergrad and professionals who are either unemployed or full time who want to learn key techniques, creative approaches and organisational skills involved in camera operation, lighting and sound recording.

  • It is suitable for beginners.
  • No previous experience is required.
  • Open to all nationals

Q4. Why should I enrol?

Four (4) week cinematography is an envelop course which covers the fundamental skills for aspiring directors of photography (DOP). You will become familiar with the role of the cinematographer and his/her team combined with practical training in lighting and operating. You will have the chance to gain experience as operator, director of photography, camera assistant and more

  • Learn how to handle a camera and sound equipments
  • Participate in practical exercises on the effect of the moving camera for visual story telling
  • Crew in various roles
  • Learn to edit Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Receive introduction to large format cameras, building and loading