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.
*No classes April 21 & May 19 & May 26. Please note the start date has been changed to April 28th and the end date is June 23rd. The end time of each class has been extended by an hour so that the contact hours remain the same over 7 weeks instead of 8 weeks. * A 32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card is strongly recommended for the first class, and absolutely REQUIRED for ALL subsequent classes, as well as headphones or earbuds with a 1/8” jack.
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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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