Video Camera Course (4K & HD)

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    Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 10am-5pm - Places available

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    £100, £90 (early booking discount til 10th February), £75 concessions

Video Camera Course (4k & HD) at Film Oxford is a one day pro-camera course with professional TV/Film cameraman and lighting director Graham Reed.

What is the Video Camera Course for?

This course is aimed at those who have some experience of semi-pro/pro camcorders, but want create better images. It will give the participant greater understanding of the manual and menu functions common to all such cameras. It is an ideal companion course to 1 Day lighting and Location Sound weekend courses.

Assumed Knowledge?

This course is aimed at people who have had experience of shooting on semi-pro/pro camcorders, eg. completed Shooting Video course.

What will I learn on Video Camera Course?

Participants will learn about the types of cameras and formats available and how to select the optimal settings and functions. Subjects covered include; which frame rate and recording system to use, how to use and set time code, compression, exposure and use of zebra,  interlaced or progressive etc. The course will use Film Oxford’s including Panasonic 4K AG-DVX200 and other HD cameras however the course will look at the commonality of all such cameras as it is important not to just learn one particular camera but be able to use any camera (participants are welcome to bring their own).

Video Camera Course and Lighting Course

This course can be taken on its own or in combination with our Lighting course, at a substantial discount.

Tutor Graham Reed

www.grahamreedlightingcameraman.com

I worked for the BBC for 21 years, first as a camera assistant, then as a cameraman, then Senior Cameraman before becoming a Freelance Lighting Cameraman.

I’ve worked on every type of TV programme in studios and on location. I’ve gained invaluable experience by working with many great artists and directors. I also learnt much by working with well known and respected cameramen, Ron Green, Jim Atkinson.

I now spend my working time as a Lighting Director, Lighting Cameraman, Cameraman, either in a studio, on location or on an OB. Because of my great experience and skills I easily change from planning large lighting rigs, as a Lighting Director, being Camera Supervisor on a multi-camera shoot to operating a single camera.

Camera (4k & HD) course

Course Outline

10:00 Workshop registration & introductions, followed by aims & objectives of course.

10:20  Basic camera operation:

  • Picture composition & framing
  • Discussion about what makes a good picture, (how we see pictures)
  • Image control – iris, focus, exposure
  • Intro to the menus

11.00 Introduction to shooting 

  • Cameras Formats & variants and what you need to know
  • Tape & Tapeless
  • Video Codecs & Compression
  • Range of HD/4K Cameras
  • Playback of recorded images.

12.00 Break

12:15  Practical hands on shooting exercise 1

13:15  Lunch

14:15  How to get better images?

  • Exposure. How to expose correctly.
  • Using Zebra.
  • What can be done to improve image by using a better lens
  • Optical problems.
  • Adaptors.
  • Effect of image size on DoF.
  • Interlace or progressive.
  • Using shutters
  • Camera mounts. Hand held. Track & Dolly
  • Eye lines, Shot matching
  • Effect of perspective and how to use it.

15.45   Break

16.00 Practical hands on shooting exercise 2 (incl. Summary/Q&A)

17:00  End of workshop

COST

Cost of Video Camera Course on its own:

£90 (includes 10% early booking discount)

£100 (Full price after early booking discount date)

£75 (Discount for NUS Students and people on following means-tested benefits, proof required: ESA (income related); Income Support; JSA; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit; Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits.)

Cost of Video Camera and Lighting courses booked together:

£149 (includes 10% early booking discount)

£165 (Full price after early booking discount date)

£124 Discount for NUS Students and people on following means-tested benefits, proof required: ESA (income related); Income Support; JSA; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit; Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits.

Note if you want to book both courses, choose one of the courses on the booking form, put in the total amount for two courses and in the “Please give details” box write: “BOOKING LIGHTING AND VIDEO CAMERA COURSES”. Any questions email office@filmoxford.org

All Film Oxford courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Adult Learning

This is one of our adult training courses so please note that participants need to be sixteen years and above, for information about all of our youth activities see Youth page

Camera course at Film Oxford
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