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Film captures the attention of audiences and brings stories to life. Having a solid foundation in camera skills is essential in this modern media age. This course is designed for students interested in the basics of video and film camera operation; Students will explore professional camera set up, lighting, sound recording and editing of scenes. The art of sequencing your shots to tell a story both technically and aesthetically is also introduced. The hands-on approach enables students to gain experience and confidence using a professional video camera to shoot popular scenes used in news, corporate, online and film production.
* This DAYTIME course will be delivered both in-person for hands-on training and online for assignment delivery and feedback. You will be expected to attend the campus once a week for 2 hours. * Your own desktop or laptop computer, as well as A (32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card up to 80MB) memory card AND headphones or earbuds with a 1/8” jack are all REQUIRED for the duration of this course. * The cameras which will be supplied for use during this course are Cannon XA30 and Sony Z150 4K.
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A (32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card up to 80MB) memory card AND headphones or earbuds with a 1/8” jack are REQUIRED for the duration of this course. STUDENTS WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE BURNABY CAMPUS TO BORROW CAMERAS AND SUPPLIES, unless they have equivalent gear of their own, or access to such items by borrowing or renting equipment. The cameras used in this course are Canon XA30. No class Feb 20.
A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate the proper procedures for setting up a camera.
Shoot a scene using correct white balance and differentiate colour balances.
Choose (and execute) the proper exposure of the camera given the lighting for a specific shot or sequence.
Explain how to professionally sequence a scene.
Use a microphone to capture professional quality audio.
Use a professional video camera to shoot a professional scene.
Compare and contrast different video camera types, and select the appropriate video camera given a specific scenario.
Properly set up a time code in a camera for the appropriate shooting scenario.
Effective as of Winter 2014
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