This workshop with self-shooting director Dan Donnelly is aimed at beginners who are wanting to gain more knowledge on how to use a Sony FS7 camera. We will be running two workshops - Group 1 and Group 2 - to maximise the opportunity for participation. Each workshop will be run over two sessions.
Part 1: Monday 30th November 15:00 – 16:00
Part 2: Tuesday 1st December 15:00 – 16:00
Part 1: Wednesday 2nd December 15:00 – 16:00
Part 2: Thursday 3rd December 15:00 – 16:00
As there are only a limited number of places on these workshops, tickets will be allocated via a ballot system to give all those interested a fair chance to secure a place.
Shooting researchers, APs and PDs with either no experience of shooting on FS7 or those who want to brush up on their skills.
What it covers
Part 1 Sony FS7 camera set up and tour: The Sony FS7 camera has consistently been a popular choice within television and the ability to use it is among the most sought-after skills for programme-makers. In this introductory session the tutor will talk you through what the FS7 is and how to get it ready for a broadcast assignment.
Part 2 using the Sony FS7 camera: what are the dos and don’ts, hints and tips? This introductory session looks at basic technicalities when using the Sony FS7 for broadcast. It will cover the main controls of Focus, Exposure, White Balance and Sound, as well tips on how to avoid some of the mistakes that novice users of the camera make. There will also be some time for your Questions and Answers.
Dan Donnelly is a veteran self-shooting director, presenter and trainer. He spent 15 years at the BBC, working as a director, presenter and camera operator in factual formats such as observational documentary, food, consumer and current affairs. While at the BBC he began training staff in self-shooting skills. Now freelance, Dan teaches self-shooting and directing skills as well as working as a camera operator and director.
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application
ScreenSkills develops skills and talent to support the UK's screen industries.