Shoot & Direct: Sony FS7 - £954.00

This highly practical, intensive course will teach you everything you need to know to get filming with confidence on the Sony FS7, and how to get to grips with its continuous super slow motion capabilities.

Structured so that the crucial theory is interspersed with hands-on exercises, the course will take you step-by-step through setting it up to film with full manual control, teach you the camera’s technical strengths (and weaknesses), record broadcast quality sound, as well as showing you how to handle the tapeless workflow

More than simply covering the technical aspects of the camera for self-shooters, though, the course will also teach you key directing skills including framing, shot composition, building sequences, and shooting for the edit, so you can film material for broadcast.

Duration                    2 days
Class size:                  6 
Cost:                           £795 plus VAT


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Who it's for?

Camera ops, producer/ directors, APs or similar wanting to learn how to use the FS7 in the field. 


Familiarity with the technical aspects of setting up and using an HD or SD video camera, and experience of filming for broadcast or online. 


Delegates will come away knowing how to set-up and film with the Sony FS7, choosing and using lenses, rigs and matte boxes, handling location sound and managing the tapeless workflow and slow motion shooting. 

Course Content

  • An overview of the camera and its extras
  • Setting up the camera with rigs, brace, tripods etc
  • Using matte boxes and filters
  • Setting up menus, including recording quality for video, custom functions, and frame rates
  • Tapeless recording: using compact flash cards, including which ones to use
  • Exposure, shutter speed, ISO settings and white balance
  • Making best use of available light
  • The best lenses for using with this camera
  • Audio recording- the options available, avoiding pitfalls, and recommendations.
  • Ingesting footage and transcoding for the edit
  • Slow motion shooting

Venue & Times

Location:            DV Talent

                            6 Waterson Street
                            E2 8HL

Times:                10-5.30
                           (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day) 



Our tutors are all top-end directors and programme-makers.


Do I need to bring anything to the course?
It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided?
We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel?
If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.

What others say about this course

"Excellent. Tutor was very informative and definitely furthered my technical knowledge of this camera and filming generally. Practical experience with this camera has been the most useful thing. There was an excellent balance of shooting and teaching."

- Rachel Cumella, DV Director/Producer

"Good amount of time and balance between techincal and shooting time. I found most useful the opportunity to ask questions and deviate structure ro suit our skills."

- Carla Grande, Assistant Producer

"Very enjoyable. Learnt everything I had hoped for and more. Tips for shooting while walking and achieving shallow depth of field were very useful."

- Karol Lynch

"Very good. Good combination of technical information and practical skills."

- Rachel Lob-Levyt, Producer

"[The course was] excellent, the literature was detailed, the equipment was very useful, and there were no problems. The format of the course was also excellent. Very hands on. The tutor is excellent, takes the time to go over areas of difficulty [and] tailored the course to suitability."

- Melvin Rao, Freelance Broadcast Assistant & Runner

"Brilliant! Great mix of practical and technical elements."

- Alex Merz, Assistant Producer

"Had a fantastic day - very valuable"

- Hannah Gibson, Producer/ Director

"Very informative. Good mix of pracitcal and theory. Would reccomend!"

- Becky Lomax, Producer/ Director

''Fast, knowledgeable, responsive - good time. The refresher on general filming techniques was most useful.'' 

- Andy Gallgaher, The Guardian 

"I feel like now I am armed with the knowledge. I now need to practice as much as possible." 

-Anu Bains, Assistant Producer. 

"Brilliant- Lots of info given in a very useful way. loved the practical excersises- so useful." 

- Sheryl Bawden, Assistant Producer

''Informative, theoretical info, very good.''

-Clementine Cheetham, AP

''Brian is such a good tutor, he makes sure that everyone understands the content and really explains the settings of the camera and its uses, the lenses and gives tips on shooting sequences… everything!''

-Julann Smyth, Producer/Director







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