Student Resources

The American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking. Since its charter in 1919, the ASC has been committed to educating aspiring filmmakers and others about the art and craft of cinematography; it accomplishes this by publishing the internationally renowned magazine American Cinematographer and the venerable American Cinematographer Manual, through seminars at schools and industry events, and via one-on-one mentoring. ASC members volunteer their time for such activities. More

Morehouse Filmmakers Association

CALLING ALL ASPIRING DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, ACTORS, ACTRESSES, MODELS, MUSICIANS and ENTERTAINMENT EXEC'S AND LAWYERS. MFA is open to ALL students in the AUC. We promote HOLISTIC filmmaking through workshops, info sessions, and hands-on experiences. More

Want to Make a Good Movie? Beware the Bells and Whistles

When I told a wannabe filmmaker that the focus of Morehouse College's new Cinema, Television and Emerging Media Studies program (CTEMS) was to teach undergrad students the fundamental elements of storytelling through a heavy emphasis on writing, he responded, "Just give those kids some cameras and let 'em shoot. That's how they'll learn." HE COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG! More

Yale Cinematography

This section explores some of the elements at play in the construction of a shot. As the critics at Cahiers du cinéma maintained, the "how" is as important as the "what" in the cinema. The look of an image, its balance of dark and light, the depth of the space in focus, the relation of background and foreground, etc. all affect the reception of the image. More

CTEMS In The News

Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies Program Starts Rolling with $400,000 grant from Mellon Foundation (see p. 7)

In a recent article published by JET Magazine, Atlanta was referred to as the “it” place to shoot films. Most recently Atlanta has played host to many films and tele- vision series such as “The Change-Up,” the upcoming “Footloose” remake, “Single Ladies” and “The Game.” In fact, Georgia has been named one of the top five states in the country for film production according to the Los Angeles Times. With this in mind, Morehouse College has decided to take advantage of this opportunity by developing a film studies program that will be implemented this semester. Read more