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Events, News / Posted on: July 2, 2024

Film Columbus Workshop 08 with Cinema Columbus - Carmen Cabana teaches CINEMATOGRAPHY

Quick Summary: Take advantage of this RARE opportunity to learn cinematography from one of the best in the business!

The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) and Cinema Columbus Film Festival are thrilled to announce a two-day Director of Photography (DP) workshop, taking place on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21. This exclusive event will be led by the acclaimed cinematographer Carmen Cabana.

Recognized by VARIETY as one of the most promising filmmakers, and featured in magazines like AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER and ICG Magazine, Carmen’s years of experience and her ability to capture emotion and visual dynamism have made her a top choice among female cinematographers. She has filmed in 16 US states and internationally in Mexico, Cuba, South Africa, and Colombia. Carmen teaches cinematography workshops globally and has participated in numerous prestigious conferences and panels.

Workshop Details:

  • Dates: Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21
  • Duration: 2 1/2 hours each day
  • Location: OHD Studios

Workshop Fees:

  • General Admission:
    – $75 for both workshops
    – $40 for one workshop
  • Student Admission:
    – $50 for both workshops
    – $30 for one workshop

Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from Carmen Cabana as she shares her path to success, technical skills, and the elements contributing to being a successful DP. This workshop is an invaluable experience for both aspiring and seasoned cinematographers.

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your cinematography skills and learn from a master in the field. Register now to secure your spot in this not-to-be-missed event.

About Carmen Cabana: Carmen Cabana is a cinematographer of Afro-Hispanic descent raised in Colombia and Venezuela whose work has been recognized in magazines like VARIETY, AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER and ICG Magazine. She has shot 52 episodes of TV including: “THE BIG CIGAR” (Apple+), Bad Robot’s pilot “DUSTER” (HBO), “MS. MARVEL” (Disney+) , “RESIDENT EVIL” (Netflix), “CITY ON FIRE” (Apple+), “NARCOS S2” (Netflix), “HIGH FIDELITY” (HULU), “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS ORIGINAL SIN S2” (HBO); “NATALIA” (HULU), “VIDA S1/S2” (STARZ/BIG BEACH), “LOS ANGELES” pilot (AMAZON).

Her film work includes 25 independent features including Blumhouse/Amazon’s: “NOCTURNE” starring Sydney Sweeney and Silk Media/Mucho MAS horror film “ROSARIO”.

Her commercial work includes brands like: Doritos, Elf, Square, Philips Norelco, Discover, Scott, Enmarket among others.

Carmen’s years of experience and ability for understanding story, capturing emotion and visual dynamism has catapulted her towards the top choices for cinematographers. Quickly to adapt and collaborate with locals, Carmen has filmed in 16 US states, Mexico, Malta, Cuba, South Africa and Colombia.

She is represented by UTA.

About Film Columbus: The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) is dedicated to fostering the growth of the film industry in Columbus, Ohio. By providing support and resources to filmmakers, Film Columbus aims to make Columbus a premier destination for film production.

Join us and Cinema Columbus for this exceptional learning opportunity and take your cinematography skills to the next level with Carmen Cabana at Film Columbus’s DP Workshop!


Scholarships available: If you would like to attend but find it difficult to cover the cost of the workshop, please contact us for information on scholarships.


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