I’ve been invited to teach a private DSLR cinematography workshop, and I thought, why not add a few more spots and make a day of it? So if you’re looking to get cinematic with your DSLR, consider joining us on May 31!
DSLRs are incredibly powerful filmmaking tools – in the right hands. Why not your hands? Join award-winning Seattle filmmaker Dan McComb, a cinematography instructor at Art Institute of Seattle, for a day of hands-on instruction that will take your DSLR cinematography skills to the next level.
Dan will share techniques and equipment secrets that will empower you to tell stories that connect with your audience.
You’ll get personalized, hands-on training using professional equipment that includes:
- Dana Dolly
- Dual-system sound recording
- Zeiss prime lenses
You’ll get answers to questions like:
- How do I set up the camera for cinematic shooting?
- Monitors and EVFs: which is right for me?
- How does focus pulling work?
- How do I properly expose skin tones?
- How do I get rid of camera shake and avoid jello shutter?
You’ll learn why shooting manual beats autoexposure, and which settings to pay attention to most. Why using neutral density filters is essential for shooting outdoors in daylight, and which ones are the best value (as well as which ones to avoid). Why shooting closeups is different than shooting medium and long shots, and what that means for lighting.
Plus tips on:
- Camera motion: when to use it, and how to do it
- Choosing a camera rig or custom-building your own.
- Dynamic range: getting the most lattitude from your camera using picture profiles
- Stabilzers: how to get rid of camera shake and jello shutter
We’ll take a look at aspect ratios, and how to shoot widescreen for that super cinematic look and feel. You’ll learn how to build an action-ready camera package from the ground up using matteboxes, baseplates, battery distribution systems, and much, much more, including answers to your questions.
Workshop is limited to four participants.
Learn more and sign up here.
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