Come to our London studio for a 2-day intensive and practical filming workshop face-to-face.
Hands-on experience of filming with Camcorders, DSLRs, and using a variety of affordable and professional accessories - microphones, digital audio recorders, tripods.
This in-person workshop is ideal as a stand-alone, or can replace the first 4 days of online sessions for these courses: Filmmaking, Participatory Video, Social Research, Video Production, and Video Marketing.
- October 1, 2
- March 11-12
- June 10-11
10:00-17:00 Spectacle Studio, London SW11
This can replace the first 4 days of online sessions for the all online courses.
Two intensive days covering Sessions 1-4
Intro to Smartphone Filming
Smartphone as camera kit
Presentation of the course and its aims
What can be actually done with a smartphone and what are its limitations as camera?
Filming with Smartphones
Different tools for different aims: is a smartphone my best tool?
Smartphone vs Camcorder, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
How to achieve best results with what I have?
In-built apps: best settings and good practices
Principles of video production
Manual settings vs Automatic Settings
Focus, Iris, Shutter speed, ISO
Smartphone pro - webinar
How to gain back aesthetic control
FilmicPro: setting and tools
Recording Sound: how to achieve 'radio quality' audio
Microphone: different types for different uses
External recording devices
How to approach video interviews
Framing a ‘talking head’
Best practices in setting up interviews
Aesthetic conventions: eyeline
Practice: filming a talking head
Interview Exercise Presentation
'View and crit': workshop analysis of 'talking head' exercise
Grip and permissions
Tripods, monopods, gimbals
Filming to edit
What is a "shot"?
Jump cuts and B-roll
Framing principles and moving shots: tracking, pan, tilt
B-roll exercise presentation: portraits and locations
'View and crit': workshop analysis of B-roll' exercise
Light temperature and white balance
Principles of 3 and 4 point lighting
Conclusions and Q&A
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