Sony PMW-EX3 Camera & Lighting Workshop

Day 1

An in depth look at picture composition including framing and getting enough coverage for an edit.

Overview of recording formats, media management, backing up procedures and transferring files to your edit system.

File formats, compression systems and recording on external devices, this includes how to maximise picture quality.

An overview of exposure. The creative use of over and under exposure. How to ensure pictures are correctly exposed including using zebra stripes.

An overview of working with different lenses. This including using lenses for special effects.

An overview of Depth of Field. How to achieve the 'film look' and which lenses and techniques to use to do that.

The use of lens adaptors

Shot descriptions. Script abbreviations.

Eye lines, shot matching and perspective

Interlaced or progressive. Using different shutter speeds including special effects using shutter speed.

Rigging the camera, using camera mounts and shooting hand held.

Working with audio, testing the signal path and working with various microphones and basic microphone techniques. The course also covers critical listening and assessing a location for audio suitability.

Day 2

Understanding basic lighting techniques including an overview of lighting terminology.

Working with common lights including blondes, redheads, dedo kits, LED lights etc.

Using coloured filters, tungsten or daylight.

Degrees Kelvin.

Working under low light conditions.

Maximising the natural light available, including working with reflectors.

Day3

Basic safety procedures when using lights.

Filling in risk assessment forms.

Using 3 phase power.

Practical workshop in lighting various setups including interviews and exteriors.

Practical workshop in lighting the face including music video beauty shots.

Course Overview:

This 3 day in depth workshop covers all aspects of shooting on the Sony EX3 as well as an in depth look at lighting and a basic understanding of health and safety requirements.

As per the one day workshop you will go through the menu settings on the EX3 so you will come away having a full understanding of the functionality of this camera.

This workshop also provides an in depth look at lenses, shutter speeds and frame rates. We also cover working under different lighting conditions and provide practical training in lighting and how to light an interview situation, drama and the face. Also covered is tungsten lighting, filters and getting the most out of the natural light available.

The workshop involves classroom work as well as going out on location around the outside of the Olympic park next to our offices.

Course Detail:

Day 1

An in depth look at picture composition including framing and getting enough coverage for an edit.

Overview of recording formats, media management, backing up procedures and transferring files to your edit system.

File formats, compression systems and recording on external devices, this includes how to maximise picture quality.

An overview of exposure. The creative use of over and under exposure. How to ensure pictures are correctly exposed including using zebra stripes.

An overview of working with different lenses. This including using lenses for special effects.

An overview of Depth of Field. How to achieve the 'film look' and which lenses and techniques to use to do that.

The use of lens adaptors

Shot descriptions. Script abbreviations.

Eye lines, shot matching and perspective

Interlaced or progressive. Using different shutter speeds including special effects using shutter speed.

Rigging the camera, using camera mounts and shooting hand held.

Working with audio, testing the signal path and working with various microphones and basic microphone techniques. The course also covers critical listening and assessing a location for audio suitability.

Day 2

Understanding basic lighting techniques including an overview of lighting terminology.

Working with common lights including blondes, redheads, dedo kits, LED lights etc.

Using coloured filters, tungsten or daylight.

Degrees Kelvin.

Working under low light conditions.

Maximising the natural light available, including working with reflectors.

Day3

Basic safety procedures when using lights.

Filling in risk assessment forms.

Using 3 phase power.

Practical workshop in lighting various setups including interviews and exteriors.

Practical workshop in lighting the face including music video beauty shots.

Guide Price: 600 + VAT

Delivery: Classroom
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