Shoot & Direct: Sony Fx9

Seven years ago, the FS7 took the documentary world by storm. Now Sony has built upon that success with the newly released FX9. This course will teach you everything you need to know to get filming with confidence on the Sony FX9, and master its dual ISO capability along with the new full frame 6k sensor. 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 about lens selection, 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.

Camera ops, producer/ directors, APs or similar wanting to learn how to use the Fx9 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. 

  • An overview of the camera and its extras
  • Setting up menus, including recording quality for video, custom functions, and frame rates
  • Setting up the camera with rigs, brace, tripods etc
  • Exposure, shutter speed, ISO settings and white balance
  • Advanced ISO, dual ISO and its uses
  • 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

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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.