Advanced Camera Training Workshop
Duration: 1 day
All our workshops are bespoke. Based on the list below, but also on detailed discussions with delegates beforehand, an itinerary for the day’s training is drawn up.
I can honestly say that over all the years I have been shooting, I learn something new every day. Sometimes I even think how on earth am I going to shoot this, and rarely a day goes by without me leaving a location thinking I could have done something better! So it doesn’t matter how many years you shoot - you are always learning and building on your experience.
That’s what we try to do on this workshop. You already know a lot; now we raise the bar to give you more knowledge, enable you to tackle that scene you shot 6 months ago with more confidence and, most important of all, achieve even better results on screen.
- Observational filming unobtrusively.
- Long lens filming.
- Filming at night - from street lighting to candlelight.
- Complex line crossing.
- Complex exposure adjustment - sun to shade.
- Learning to listen and watch when shooting observational.
- Lighting an interview…shadows!
- Shooting complex dialogue scenes - getting enough reactions. • Working with your sound recordist.
- Spilt focus and finding a frame while hand holding.
- Aerial shooting.
- Tracking shots; car, track, boat.
- Working as part of a team.
- Working with a script.
- Use and understanding of filters.
- Lapse time.
- Shooting computer screens.
- Shooting faces at dusk and using the magic hour.
- The art of the recce.
- Utilising your widescreen frame in all you shoot.
What experience you might have had beforehand:
You might well have attended our Intermediate Camera Workshop. Either way you will be beginning to feel confident in a range of shooting scenarios, but equally, might feel frustrated in situations where you simply want better images and find you are still fighting the technology because of a want of knowledge.
What job this workshop might help you apply for:
Mainstream documentaries where confidence and knowledge in shooting straight forward scenes is no longer an issue, and where you are now looking to raise your profile and in turn, your skill level too
Who has attended this type of course?
Self-Shooting Directors; Researchers; Assistant Producers; Tech Room Boys.
How do I book on the course?
Contact our Course Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to book and how to reserve your place.