Camera & Sound Basics
Ideally suited to those who have limited camera and sound recording experience, this course will introduce participants to techniques and practical skills that will enable them to produce high quality images and sound for documentary and drama – with an eye to great storytelling, the goal of all good filmmaking.
Led by producer/director/cinematographer Gareth Tillson, the workshop will cover how to ensure optimum picture and sound quality, scene coverage and how to tell a story with a compelling series of shots that make up scenes, and the laying out of those scenes as the pathway for the story.
The course will be made up of short screenings, discussions, demonstrations and most particularly – hands on shooting exercises for the participants. It will cover the practical considerations of the ‘freestyle’ filmmaking of one or two person crews, a distinctly different form of film making when compared to larger production teams and projects.
Bring your own camera, or one will be supplied. By the end of the course, participants will have learnt:
• Shooting Style
• Shooting with sound
• Editing while you shoot
• Camera menus
• Lighting a scene
>>This course is open to anyone 16 years and over. However anyone under 18 will need to return a completed consent form prior to course commencement.<<
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