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Camera, Lights, Sound!
Learn the basics needed to shoot your first videos with the help of artist Alysha Seriani!
Two sessions, 9 hours total | $70, or $58 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership (+GST)
Session 1: Saturday June 10, 12:30pm-5pm
Session 2: Saturday June 17, 12:30pm-5pm
Basic technical aspects of camera operation, sound recording, and lighting principles are taught through demonstration and hands-on practical exercises using the Canon Rebel T4i high definition camera and its interchangeable lenses. Learn how to use manual settings to help you get the best shot. Understand exposure, gain, shutter speed, and white balance. Using the Zoom H4n, audio recording procedure and considerations will be introduced. The principals of three-point lighting will also be covered and practiced.
This workshop uses equipment you can rent from VIVO, so it’s a great primer to get you started on your videos! It also benefits participants interested in VIVO’s more intermediary video-making workshops.
Alysha Seriani is a filmmaker and producer living and working in Vancouver, BC. A recent graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts’ film program, she has directed and produced independent films and artist projects that have exhibited at film festivals and galleries such as the Vancouver International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, IMAGES, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, SFU Galleries and others around the world. Currently Alysha is focusing her own practice on soundscape composition and field recording, while completing post-production for two film projects.
Blackmagic Camera & Colour Correction Basics
Learn how to create beautiful videos with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and its colour correction software in this comprehensive introduction by cinematographers Felix Oltean and Devan Scott!
Two sessions, 9 hours total | $70,or $58 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership (+GST)
Session 1: Saturday Aug 26, 1pm-5:30pm
Session 2: Saturday Sep 2, 1pm-5:30pm
This workshop covers The Blackmagic Cinema Camera, one of VIVO’s most extraordinary production tools, as well as its free colour correction software, Davinci Resolve. Shooting in uncompressed formats, this highly portable camera and its powerful software form a dynamic duo for independents looking to produce their best work! Learn how to use them through practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises, using footage you shoot and colour correct over two sessions.
Session 1, the 2.5k Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Topics covered:
- Camera theory, including ISO, f-stops and depth of field, white balance, dynamic range, shutter speeds, codecs, frame rates, and raw vs. compressed shooting
- The camera’s extensive menu
- Maximizing image quality
- Using interchangeable lenses
- Best practices and techniques for using the camera and performing simple camera movements
Session 2, Davinci Resolvecolour correction software. Topics covered:
- Workflow, including efficient file management, importing footage from other editing programs to DaVinci Resolve, and conforming timelines
- Colour theory & IRE levels
- Primary & secondary correction, including contrast, HSL keys, and power windows
- Curve Editor
- Motion tracking
- RAW imaging theory & processing
- How to read waveforms and scopes
- Grading VS correction
- Matching footage of various quality, shot on multiple cameras
- Styles – how to give your footage various “looks”
Participants may also bring their own footage, shot outside of class time, for the purpose of colour correcting exercises during the second session.
Felix Oltean is a cinematographer, colorist, and producer. He worked several years as a journalism videographer for CTV, and is currently transitioning his skills towards video post-production. He’s a graduate of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts film production program, as well as a graduate of SAIT Polytechnic’s Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio program with a diploma in film production as well. Felix is also one of VIVO’s super volunteers! See samples of his work at felixoltean.com
Devan Scott’s passion for visual storytelling inspired him to co-found Sad Hill Media, and has led to a portfolio of work as a director, cinematographer, and colourist that has been growing ever since. His work as a writer, director, cinematographer, and colourist has given him a comprehensive and reliable understanding of the creative decision-making involved throughout the production process. To see his portfolio, visit sadhillmedia.com