This is a 4 week hands on workshop that will dramatically increase your camera knowledge, technique and audio skills. It will allow you to offer you camera skills to film productions and projects including increasing the production value of your own film projects. Having this knowledge is helpful to actors, directors, PA's, camera operators, producers and many other film positions.
Week 1 focuses on understanding the camera. Topics include basics of sensor plates and lenses, understanding F-Stop and the relationship between the iris, light and depth of field, understanding ISO and grain and understanding shutter speed.
Week 2 centers around understanding audio including the basics of microphones and recorders, how to think about sound in movies and how to best understand the goals of on set sound acquisition (the difference between what we hear and what we listen to), and basic self-micing strategies.
Week 3 is all about understanding post production including ingesting footage, labeling and sorting footage, organizing your post work space for maximum efficiency, outputting for internet delivery and stretch goal - keyboard shortcuts.
Week 4: Show Us What Ya Got! Practical hands on experience filming, recording audio and post production!
After completing the course you will be invited to film a commercial in our commercial workshop and film a fully filmed scene in our On Set, On Camera workshop with other crew and use it for a demo reel if desired. You will also be invited for future filming opportunities with our sag web series and if you film an episode will receive an IMDb credit!
Thursdays 5PM to 6:30PM (first four Thursdays of each month)