Creative Triangle: Directing, Acting & Camera

Creative Triangle: Directing, Acting & Camera

5-day workshop by Philippe Ros: Developing the relationship between directors, technicians and actors

16-20 July 2024
Baltic Film School, Tallinn, Estonia


While the relationship between director and actor is well known, documented and emphasized in most acting schools, the relationship between actors, directors and technicians is barely explored. Actors almost never ask what lens is used on a camera. They rarely know the difference between a wide-angle and a telephoto lens and how this can interact with their own performance. Philippe Ros designed this workshop to establish and perfect this relationship between the three sides of this triangle: directing, acting, camera.

Through the shooting of mini-sequences, the workshop will explore the relationship between the actor's field of play and the camera's field of view involving lenses, movements, eyelines as well as timing and continuity.

For the actors, it is important to understand the technical requirements imposed by the camera. For the director and the technicians understanding the rhythm and beats (segments) of a scene gives an entirely different approach to making the right decisions, especially for breakdown.

The exclusive workshop welcomes only up to 20 young professionals – directors, technicians (in camera, lighting and sound departments), actors. It is not an option you want to pass by, so sign up!

About Philippe Ros

Cinematographer AFC | Digital Imaging Supervisor | Instructor

Philippe Ros is a highly esteemed cinematographer affiliated with the AFC (French Association of Cinematographers), renowned for his mastery in digital imaging and his role as an instructor across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

With an illustrious career spanning decades, Ros has left an indelible mark on the world of cinematography through his diverse contributions: As Digital Imaging Director and Cinematographer for six years on "Oceans," a cinematic masterpiece directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, Ros showcased his unparalleled expertise in capturing the breathtaking beauty of marine environments.

His talent extended to serving as Digital Imaging Supervisor for 18 months on "Home," directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, where he spearheaded the aerial photography, pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling. Ros's creative vision also graced the first five seasons of the "Kaamelott" series, directed by Alexandre Astier, where his cinematography skillfully brought to life the whimsical yet intricate world of Arthurian legend.

Beyond his cinematic endeavors, Ros is recognized as an exceptional instructor and trainer, imparting his knowledge on digital workflows and sharing insights from his experiences working on "Oceans" in over 27 countries.

Moreover, Ros plays a pivotal role as the Co-chair of the Technical Committee of IMAGO, further solidifying his influence and expertise within the global cinematography community.

With his passion for storytelling, technical prowess, and dedication to advancing the art of cinematography, Philippe Ros continues to inspire and shape the future of filmmaking on both national and international stages. Read more

Registration is open HERE

Participation fee per person (including tuition and lunch):
Early bird (until 15 May) €350 (for representatives of Estonian companies)
Regular (until 1 June €400 (for representatives of Estonian companies)
Final call (until 15 June) €450 (for representatives of Estonian companies)
Private participant €450 (for private citizens registering without a company)*

*Please note that the masterclass is organised with the support of the European Regional Development Fund and is therefore primarily targeted at the representatives of companies registered in Estonia.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us: dhanushka.gunathilake(at)

The workshop is organised by the Black Nights Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, BMO OÜ with the support of the European Regional Development Fund.