If you own a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, chances are it shoots stunning HD or 4K
video. And even if your aspirations don’t reach beyond capturing the odd moments of
everyday life, it’s still worth setting your camera to video mode, if only to see the impact
that including video and audio into slideshow presentations can have. You do this using
the tools you already own.
But shooting video demands a few new skills.
You will gain some of these new skills in this half day workshop. Pieter has arranged a
very special venue for this half day session.
The National Headquarters of the Australian Cinematographers Society in North
Sydney is an inspiring place. As perhaps Australia’s most successful film industry
organization, the ACS has been and still is, home to some of our country’s finest image
Focus members can see a collection of iconic cameras, some dating back to the
1930’s. Photographers have always been welcomed by the ACS since its foundation in
Pieter will also present a selection of his photographs from world locations in addition
to screening segments from his documentaries to illustrate various points during the
Half Day Course (25 people, minimum of 12 to go ahead)
Photos of the venue:
10:00am – 3:00pm with a 45min break. Lunch is not provided. However you can pre-order at one of the places over the road.
Your camera (optional)
• Identifying the common ground in stills and video
• Explanation of the basic video menu settings
• How to manage consistent exposure from clip to clip
• Avoiding the shutter speed traps
• How to shoot great video with the tools you already own
• Moving the camera – a demo of tripod/fluid head options
• Shooting short sequences to include in your slideshows
• Finding new and diverse camera angles
• How and when to pan, tilt and embrace movement
• How to vary the field-of-view to better tell your story
• Avoiding the basic shooting errors – short clips, fast panning and shaky images
• Questions then more hands-on equipment time