San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This workshop is FREE for London-based freelancers, consultants or small business owners (or employees).
Who is it for?
This workshop is intended for creators of visual content, from cinematographers to directors, from those new to the technology and its creative potential to those seeking to solidify their skills. The workshop will equip participants with the knowledge of how different lenses used with DSLRs can drastically affect the content of the moving image, as well as providing the skills to optimize your creative visual storytelling.
What will be covered
This course provides participants with an introduction to the basics of DSLR photography and the use of various lenses to both capture and manipulate visual material in order to create professional-looking footage.
Participants will be introduced to DSLR production equipment and techniques through lecture, examples, practical demonstration, and then experimentation in workshops in order to gain both practical experience, and an opportunity to explore the use of lenses available for DSLR Production.
Participants are introduced to a range of DSLR cameras, professional lenses, and associated equipment in order to shoot creatively like professional visual storytellers. The emphasis will be on creating images that tell the story, capture the intended mood, and guide the audience to see what and how the filmmaker wants them to see.
The workshop will be supported throughout with audio/video illustrative materials and a location based practical group exercise - to enable participants to apply learnt skills and to practice technique.
- An understanding of the key principles of using lenses and DSLR cameras for digital film production.
- An understanding of the technical tools and the theories underpinning the effective use of lenses in DSLR production.
- An understanding of range of lenses and how they are the backbone of filmmaking practice.
- An understanding of the current range of DSLR camera lenes and their applications.
No prior experience of DSLR shooting is required, though an understanding of the principles of digital production would be beneficial.
Do participants need to bring anything?
Ideally participants will bring their own DSLR cameras, however cameras will be supplied if that is not possible.
The DMIC project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.
When & Where
EIC Team at Ravensbourne
The Digital Media Innovation Consultancy project provides London-based media, technology and design businesses with specialist workshops, connected workspaces and exciting networking opportunities to help them collaborate, innovate and grow.
Find out more at www.dmic.org.uk