Self-shooting camera skills 2: intermediate

Duration: 1 day

This is a one-day workshop building on your current shooting skills to make you more confident and to be able to film in most factual television situations. The course will show you how to cover an actuality scene, shoot a sequence, use available light, and demonstrate how to use your camera to engage your audience. The course will give hands-on experience with FS7, C300 and PXW-X200 cameras.

Course content

You’ll learn some of the more advanced skills of camera operation – fundamental at this level is to learn the combination of what shots the editor needs and what shots tell your story best.

Areas covered include:

  • Who to film when five people are talking at once
  • Shot sizes and their significance in creating mood, emphasis and your story
  • Why is handheld filming so much more ‘engaging’?
  • Colour temperature and mixed light explained
  • What lens to use on your C300 or FS7, when to use a Prime
  • Why is the combination of sensor and lens crucial to your storytelling?
  • Not letting the technology distract
  • Interviews and eyeliners and vanishing points
  • Using available light, contrast and reflectors
  • Holding focus while shooting observational
  • Understanding Log filming

Who it's for

For those that are already filming and who now have the ambition to expand their knowledge to tackle a more diverse range of sequences.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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