Not going to IBC or worried you might have missed something ? no problem, on 17th September we are hosting a Post IBC streaming event focusing on Sony products ! Join experienced Cinematographer and Sony ICE Alister Chapman, as he gives an in-depth review of the NEW Sony products launched at IBC Including the incredible PXW-FX9 camera in this interactive streaming event. Fresh from supporting Sony at the exhibition in Amsterdam, Alister will cover the highlights from the show and discuss the practical benefits of these exciting new products. Be part of the debate… The event is fully interactive so this is your chance to quiz the experts about new product launches and industry trends. We will separate the fact from rumour and help you identify the right products for your business. We are running a 45 minute session starting at 11:00. This webinar will be interactive so there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
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Join us for a remarkable insight into the making of an independent film with cameraman and director Ogy Stoilov. During this interactive streaming event, Ogy will share in detail the practical challenges of producing a low budget movie on location in Eastern Europe using the Sigma 18-35mm T2 Cine Zoom. He will reveal the techniques he used when shooting the film showing exclusive behind the scenes stills and footage. Discover how the Sigma Cine Zoom performed and understand the benefits this lens brought to the whole process.We are running a 45 minute session starting at 11:00. This webinar will be interactive so following Ogy’s presentation there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
This is a great opportunity to learn about Sony’s system cameras from Sony's Independent Certified Expert and freelance camera engineer Neil Thompson. Neil will be covering a range of Sony cameras from the compact, versatile and cost-effective HXC-FB80 to the HDC-3100 & 3500 portable systems cameras featuring a new generation of UHD sensors with global shutter. Try out these incredible products for yourself and understand the benefits by talking directly to an independent camera engineer with 30 years’ experience working for companies such as the BBC and Sony. Seeing is believing Neil will explain the technical and operational benefits these great cameras offer for sport, live event and studio applications. Sony’s flagship HDC Series cameras have been accepted as a worldwide standard, but do they provide what YOU want? The only way to find out is to try them out for yourself. Held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere you can chat with other attendees to understand if these products fit your requirements and what they think about the competition. This event will equip you with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience to know whether investing in the HXC-FB80, HDC-3100 or HDC-3500 is worth it, which ancillary products are best and which to avoid. We are running two identical sessions, each one will start with a presentation from independent expert Neil Thompson followed by a Q&A session with plenty of time for you to get your hands on the kit.Topics coveredOverview of Sony live production product range Choosing the right type of camera for your production Latest image sensor developments HDR for live production Fibre, triax and wireless options A quick look at the world of quad link, 12G and IPand much more…
Come along to our informal event on Thursday 27th June and get your hands on the incredible ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and ARRI Signature Prime lenses.Seeing is believing With a similar form factor as the popular ALEXA Mini and the same large format sensor as the ALEXA LF…what is there not to like ? Try-out the kit Use the ALEXA Mini LF and ARRI Signature Prime lenses and judge for yourself just how good this camera and lenses combination is. Talk to the experts Understand the benefits of these great products by talking directly to the experts from ARRI together with our in-house specialists. The session will start with a short presentation followed by Q&A and plenty of time for you to get your hands on the kit. The specs look good on the camera and lenses however, you can only judge if it’s right for you by trying it out for yourself.Equipment being demonstrated includes the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF camera and a selection of the ARRI Signature Prime lenses.
Come along and get up close and personal with the latest audio equipment from Sennheiser. Try out these great products for yourself and understand the benefits by talking directly to the product experts from Sennheiser. Seeing is believing Sennheiser produce many industry standard products that can be spotted on Hollywood sets and professional independent productions alike. At this drop-in event we will be demonstrating a selection of audio solutions focused on video production ranging from wireless lavalier microphone sets to ultra-light, digital mini-bodypacks. Wireless portable ENG sets and memory mics to 3D recording headphones ! There is literally something for everyone so come along and try them for yourself. Held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere you can chat with other attendees to understand if these products fit your requirements and what they think about the competition. This event will equip you with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience to know whether investing in these products is worth it, which accessories are best and which to avoid. The session will start with a short presentation from Sennheiser followed by a Q&A session with plenty of time for you to get your hands on the lenses. Equipment being demonstrated includes the SK6212 ultra-light, digital mini-bodypack, XS Wireless Digital portable ENG Set, Ambeo Smart Headset, Memory Mic and AVX wireless microphone system.
If you’re an obs doc self-shooter, more than likely you honed your skills on a Sony Z1 many moons ago or more recently perhaps on a Sony PMW-200 or a Canon XF305. Since these light, portable handheld camera days, our options have only got bigger in order to accommodate better lenses, S-log, Slo-mo, 4K recording etc; Until now that is… In this Webinar, Obs Doc Self-Shooter Sarah Stevenson will share her experiences of shooting with Sony’s new handheld Z280 – which as she puts it, is ‘everything you love about the FS7 (and more!), but in a compact PMW-200 body’. Using her first-hand experience from the field, she’ll answer your questions about the pros and cons of shooting obs doc scenes with the new Z280. Sarah will compare it to Sony’s last camera offering of this size, the PMW-200 and the obs doc workhorse the PXW-FS7. She will also share her thoughts on the Z280’s brand new features which could revolutionize the way you shoot your obs doc in the future. Starting at 11:00 and lasting approximately 45 mins, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions live, or in advance. In this webinar Sarah covers:Factors affecting gear selection Pre-production tests Features that impressed Challenges and how I overcome them How the camera coped in the conditions Audio recordingand much more…
Join us for a very special LIVE STREAMING Q&A… with BAFTA nominated director Piotr Szkopiak and cinematographer Edward Ames GBCT as they explore the making of their multi-award winning feature film The Last Witness. The film has already picked up more than 15 awards worldwide, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Actor. Based on the harrowing true events of the Katyn Massacre in Spring 1940, The Last Witness is a political thriller set in post-war England staring Alex Pettyfer, Michael Gambon and Talulah Riley. In this interview Piotr and Edward will discuss how they worked together to create the visual look of the film, factors affecting their choice of kit, pre-production tests, challenges of shooting a period drama and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a multi-award winning Director and Cinematographer Starting at 11:00 and lasting approximately 45 mins, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions live, or in advance. REGISTER NOW, even if you can’t make it we’ll send you the recording. * This is a live streaming event, details on how to join will follow registration
Come along and get your hands on the new products from Litepanels and Anton/Bauer launched at NAB ! Professional photographer and filmmaker David Newton will put these new products through their paces during this interactive Masterclass on lighting. You’ll learn how to work with the best LED lighting technology available to craft, sculpt and shape light. Seeing is Believing In this afternoon session, using practical examples and live product demonstrations David will take you through lighting a simple set for great results. These sessions are heavy on your involvement. Don’t expect to simply sit in a chair and be talked to. You’ll get involved in the lighting setups we create and have the opportunity to try-out the new products for yourself. Kit being demonstrated fresh from NAB: NEW Gemini1x1 Soft RGBWW LED panel NEW Anton/Bauer Titon batteries flowtech100, lightweight tripod Plus the 1x1 Astra panels and Gemini 2x1 RGBWW soft light.
Come along and get your hands on the new products from Litepanels, and Anton/Bauer launched at NAB ! Professional photographer and filmmaker David Newton will put these new products through their paces during this interactive Masterclass on lighting. You’ll learn how to work with the best LED lighting technology available to craft, sculpt and shape light. Seeing is Believing In this morning session we’ll look at multi-person interviews - how to avoid cross lighting, how to add an extra dimension and how to bring some visual impact with lights. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in the lighting setups we create and try-out the new products for yourself. Kit being demonstrated fresh from NAB: NEW Gemini1x1 Soft RGBWW LED panel NEW Anton/Bauer Titon batteries flowtech100, lightweight tripod Plus the 1x1 Astra panels and Gemini 2x1 RGBWW soft light.
Do you want to know what a camera sensor does or do you want to know why everyone raves about a ‘shallow depth of field?’ Do you get confused with the sheer variety of cameras available and would you like to order gear that gets used and doesn’t lie idly by because the ‘speed’ of a lens isn’t correct? Would you like your questions answered from a cameraman who has been there and used the kit? Help is on hand! Join Jeremy Humphries, a BBC trained DoP and MD of Skills2Film, who will provide answers and help to give an overview of the kit available out there. From Sony’s King of the Jungle the FS7 to the Z90, FS5 and the brand new Z280, Jeremy will explain and talk cameras, kit and sense! He will use his own case studies to describe why he has chosen the kit he has on recent productions. And ultimately you will go away being able to talk the same language as your hire company, saving time, patience……. and money. You will leave this session with: What all the different cameras do? Why your choice of camera – and who operates it – is key Why the camera sensor is so important? What cameras are best for low light and a shallow depth of field? What is dynamic range and Log filming and why do we use it? What High Dynamic Range and Hybrid Log Gamma mean? Grading pictures – what the DoP has to know…. and tell Post Communication: everyone talking the same language How to decide which lens to hire? What a prime lens is and why the ‘speed’ is so important? What is a codec and why the cameras record on different cards? Why are some cameras less good for handheld filming? Why we can film more now with available light: more creative and less kit Seeing things from your camera op’s perspective You will get hands on the cameras You can ask lots of questions Buying or renting kit: which is best?
Join Lee from Sennheiser as he takes you through the New SK6212 mini bodypack transmitter in this interactive webinar. The SK6212 is a mini transmitter for the Digital 6000 wireless microphone system, ideal for any broadcast, theatre or live audio event that requires a discreet audio solution. Small in size but large in sound the SK 6212 offers the same audio quality as the Digital 6000 and Digital 9000 with a 12 hour battery life ! It’s intermodulation-free too and weighs in at only 112g including battery. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it, but can it deliver the features you need ? To find out join Lee as he uses his considerable knowledge and experience to reveal which of the key features make a difference in the field and discover if the SK6212 mini transmitter is for you. We are running a 45 minute sessions starting at 11:00. This webinar will be interactive so following the presentation there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Product HighlightsSmall size and weight Control via OLED display and function buttons Rechargeable BA 62 lithium-polymer battery Intermodulation-free and spectrum-efficient Compatible with 6000 series receivers and Digital 9000 series
Join Cinematographer Alister Chapman as he explores the facts and myths behind sensor size in this workshop follow-up to his popular webinar session. In recent years there has been a move from traditional sized 1/2” and 2/3” sensor to larger super 35mm sensors for many types of video production, not just digital cinema. But is this always the best way to go? Large sensors are certainly fashionable but are they right for you and the types of productions you produce? Seeing is Believing Using practical examples and live product demonstrations Alister will show both the benefits and limitations of large sensor cameras. See for yourself the facts behind this fashionable trend and discover if using large sensor cameras is right for you and the types of productions you produce. We are running two identical sessions with plenty of time for you to get your hands on the kit and see the differences between standard and large size sensor cameras. We will be comparing the PXW-Z280 with Super 35mm Camcorders like the PXW-FS7 & PXW-FS5, and looking at the merits of each in different applications.