Camera Operation for Film and Digital Cinema Production

Upcoming Sessions
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This workshop takes place over three evenings
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Register for this session by sending an email to angus@edvideo.org 
 
  
Cost
$100+HST for members/ $200+HST for non-members
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Description

This  workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the core skills and approach of an effective camera operator. Learn how to set up a camera on a tripod, adjust key settings to achieve a quality image, framing, and stabilizing shots.

Workshop Outline
Lecture and Examples
  • Skillsets and functions of a camera operator
  • Overview of lenses
  • Resolutions, Frame Rates, Formats 
  • The 'exposure triangle': Aperture, Shutter and ISO/Gain
  • Tools for determining exposure
  • Focus and focusing tools
  • Depth of Field
  • White Balance
  • Picture Profiles
  • Composition basics
  • Handheld operation
Demonstration & Practice
Students will gain experience completing the following tasks, as well as an understanding of when and why to do each:
  • Setting up and mounting a Camera to a Tripod
  • Tripod operation
  • Installing the Battery and Media
  • Attaching a Lens
  • Setting Frame Rate
  • Setting Shutter Speed
  • Setting the ISO 
  • Adjusting the Aperture
  • Composing a shot
  • Setting White Balance 
  • Using Meters and Histograms to set Exposure
  • Setting the Exposure by Eye
  • Picture Profiles and Recording Types
  • Connecting microphones
  • Connecting and using external monitors
Hands-on exercises include multiple setups such as:
  • Setting up for an interview with a standing subject
  • Setting up for an interview with a seated subject
  • Racking Focus
  • Pulling Focus
  • Handheld Operation
All workshops are held at Ed Video, 404 York Road, Guelph, unless otherwise indicated