Intro to Camera Operation (for Video and Digital Filmmaking)

Upcoming Sessions:
Thursday August 10th, 2017
6:15pm- 9:00pm
$25 plus HST for members/ $50 plus HST for non-members
Held at Ed Video (404 York Road, Guelph)


Registration Information
Registration is required to secure a spot in the workshop.
Email to register by August 4th
Using a mix of demonstration and lecture, this session will introduce participants to the key concepts you need to know in order to properly operate a camera for the purposes of capturing video. This workshop will provide information that you can use in the operation of almost any modern video camera or video-capable still camera/device. 
Highly recommended for anyone who is starting out in video, or who struggles with the results of their footage. This is a good primer for those who want to get serious about video, but will also be helpful for hobbyists.
Workshop Outline
  • Types of cameras and the qualities of each
  • The effect of frame rates
  • Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Gain
  • The relationship between your camera settings, environmental lighting and quality of footage
  • Colour Temperature/White Balance and how it affects your image
  • Resolution: HD vs 4K, and what it actually means
  • Codec basics (H.264 vs MOV, etc)
  • Audio basics
  • Setup Demonstration
  • Some other points to consider and explore