BEFORE THE DAY
WHAT IS IT?
An introductory cinematography workshop to get started using the High Definition video capabilities of your camera. Over two days you will learn about the technical considerations as well as basic cinematography skills to make the most of your HD enabled camera.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
This workshop is aimed at photographers who are comfortable shooting stills with their digital SLR camera but looking to expand their knowledge into the world of the moving image. This workshop will cover the technical camera handling skills but also the principles of moving image narrative.
If you are not comfortable with main settings of your cameras (including depth of field, shutter speeds etc.) we recommend you consider our Street Photography and Camera Handling workshop first.
ACCEPTED CAMERAS & REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
HD video enabled cameras. Preferably SLRs like Canon 5D MkII, 7D, 550D, Nikon D90, D3s, D300s, D5000
Lens interchangeable compacts (Olympus Pen, Panasonic Lumix GH1).
If in doubt of camera suitability please email us.
WHO WILL BE LEADING THE WORKSHOP?
You will be in the capable hands of our very own Pablo Antoli who is a professional photographer, as well as one of our judges and technical manager at Shoot Experience. Pablo has six years of experience behind the lens in both contemporary and commercial fields.
In 2009 he visited Mexico to shoot a documentary on the Day of the Dead celebration and has been commissioned to shoot HD video on editorial and advertising photo shoots. Pablo works from a photography studio in East London and has taught practical photography in the UK and Mexico.
"I think the content of the course was good for me - knowing about how light affects a picture and how to manipulate that, along with the length of exposure was really useful and I'm still playing around."
Dawn Barnes, LDA Design
The two-day workshop is taught in small groups (no more than 10 people). You will learn how to capture the movement of the delightful East End (Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Brick Lane) the way the you see it, and more importantly how you want your audience to see it. The small numbers allow for discreet and personalised tuition.
Everyone will gain something regardless of his/her specific approach or technical level. The workshop will combine concise classroom tuition and outdoor adventures, with an emphasis on putting into practice the skills gained immediately - supported by helpful guidance, care and attention.
You will carry out a number of challenges designed to exercise different techniques, practice new skills and encourage creative experimentation. Individuals will have the opportunity to pursue the ideas and techniques that most interest them with as much guidance as is required.
There will be opportunities to review content each day and the time between the course days can be used for further practice with the opportunity for feedback on the second day.
View the full course outline - please note, this is a guide and if some material is not covered on the evening it will be found in the course notes provided.
You will have had a fantastic weekend, getting to know the moving image abilities of your camera, your fellow filmographers and the nooks and crannies of the East End.
You will receive personal feedback from Pablo and advice on how to continue improving your moving image skills.
Your course notes will be a constant source of information as you begin to hone your moving image skills.
You will receive free entry to your next Shoot Experience public photography treasure hunt to try out your new skills.
We also offer a Street Photography and Camera Handling workshop, follow-up re-touching course, After Dark, Point and Shoot Photography and Documentary Photography workshops - ask your tutor on the day for details.
Your workplace may pay for the workshop if it fits training requirements
Solid practical skills for professional or personal use
Great peer to peer experience in East London
Small groups and personalised tuition
Free entry to a Shoot Experience public event (conditions apply)