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2 Day Workshop

Let Cinematographer Carmen Cabana of NARCOS Teach You How You Can DP For The Best Shows On Television...

Even if you are not currently working in TV or never thought cinematography was for you

Saturday July 29 & Sunday July 30, 2017
10am - 6pm / EST
Use Carmen Cabana's Proven Process to Become a Professional DoP 

This is ONLY for those with a passion that you want to share 
with the world, all while getting paid handsomely for it over and over.

Here is what you will learn in this interactive
2 - Day training experience.

(One Time Only. Seats Are Extremely Limited!)

  • Find out why Episodic TV is different from Theatrical Cinematography and why you should prepare for them differently

  • Discover how to determine your day rate with Carmen's proven formula so you can get paid the large amount you are worth.

  • Learn how to keep a visual consistency when working remotely and simultaneously with other DPs and directors - you will actually get visual consistency of certain spaces throughout several episodes.

  • Carmen will teach you the tools of the trade and cover necessary set skills like collaborating with the director on the shot list, managing second unit, managing egos and adapting to a show so that you can collect 4 and 5 figure checks for your time.

  • Learn how you can travel the world and get paid to do what you love. (including writing most of your expenses off as a tax write off).

  • Discover the secret to choosing the right equipment for the job (and saving the production company tons of money in the process).

  • Overcome ANY fears of working with celebrity talent and shooting on practical locations vs sets

  • Find out how to make quick and accurate decisions about lens and filter selection, LUTs, camera settings and proper exposure.

  • You will also learn how to do action cinematography on tight schedules so that you are always ready to go when it's time,

  • And much much more...

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About Carmen Cabana

Carmen Cabana is a cinematographer from Colombia and based in Los Angeles, CA.


Carmen has been blessed to have worked in productions like the Netflix Hit series Narcos Season 2 (10 episodes), Award winning Detroit drama Destined starring Cory Hardrict; Vietnam War Ride The Thunder and acclaimed Letters to Elena which had extended Theatrical releases.

Carmen was a participant of the Sundance Director's Lab Program in 2008 under the mentorship of industry professionals such Robert Redford, Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC (Close Encounters of The Third Kind), Robert Elswitt, ASC (There Will Be Blood), Caleb Deschanel, ASC (The Passion of The Christ), Steven Poster, ASC (The Box), among others. Over the years she has been mentored by The talented Gabriel Beristain, ASC

Her passion for visuals, storytelling and the possibility of a constantly changing job experience attracted her to filmmaking.

In 2005 she moved to Los Angeles to study at The Art Institute of Los Angeles. After graduating with honors Carmen began her career in shooting documentaries, shorts, spots for Sony Latin and was hired to light Press Junkets for artists like Lenny Kravitz, Mana, Ricky Martin, among others. 

After her work reached several festivals, Carmen began shooting feature films. She has shot over 20 films as sole cinematographer in the last 5 years and also 4 films as Additional Cinematographer for films like Yellow directed by Nick Cassavetes which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festivals.

Carmen is a Film Independent: Project Involve Fellow and a member of the Friends of the ASC educational program.

Her unique vision and effective way of working have built her a name among other filmmakers. 

Who This Class Is For

Camera Ops who want to move up to DoP

DoPs who want to learn the style and techniques of shooting for scripted TV

Producers who want to better understand the responsibilities of the DoP

Producers and Directors who want to communicate more effectively

Students who want practical, real world knowledge

Narcos fans

Anyone who wants to understand the camera department and how it works.

Saturday July 29 & Sunday July 30, 2017
10 am - 6pm / EST

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