Shoot & Direct: Sony a7S II
This highly practical, intensive course will teach you everything you need to know to get filming with confidence on the Sony a7S II.
Structured so that the crucial theory is interspersed with hands-on exercises, the course will take you step-by-step through setting up the camera 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.
• An overview of the camera and its extras• Setting up the camera with rigs, brace, tripods etc• Using matte boxes and filters• The differences between the different cameras available• Setting up menus, including recording quality for video, custom functions, and frame rates• Tapeless recording: using compact flash cards, including which ones to use• 12 min recording• Focus, depth of field and lenses – critical focus explained• The importance of monitors• Exposure, shutter speed, ISO settings and white balance• Making best use of available light• The advantages of fast f2.8 lenses over the slower 3.5-5.6• Audio recording with DSLR: the options available, avoiding pitfalls, and recommendations.• Ingesting footage and transcoding for the edit with MPEG stream clip or compresso• Time changes• Overcranking for slow motion• Syncing audio to footage with software in Final Cut Pro
Our tutors are all top-end directors and programme-makers.
Maximum 8 people but usually 4-6.
Times10:00-17:30 (please arrive 15 minutes early for induction on the first day)
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