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Visual Impact (Bristol) Ltd Workshops 3&4 The Bottle Yard Studios Whitchurch Lane Bristol, BS14 0BH



Event Overview
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.

You will leave this session with:
  • The truth behind sensor size
  • The history of video camera sensor sizes
  • Where the different sizes come from
  • Why the shift towards larger sensors?
  • The strengths of a larger sensor
  • Why zoom lens options are limited with larger sensors
  • The strengths of a smaller sensor
  • Which new sensor technologies are narrowing the performance gap
  • If there any point to a large sensor camera?
  • What a small sensor camera can do that a large sensor can’t?
Who should attend:
This event is suitable for anyone who is interested in discovering the benefits and downside of large sensors. It is particularly relevant to people who are thinking of renting or buying a camera with a large sensor. Filmmakers, Cinematographers, DoP's, camera operators, freelancers, Producers, Directors.
This event is a must for anyone interested in the benefits and downside of a large sensor size

What attendees say..

"Many thanks for sending the link to catch up later - really useful Webinar."

Kelvin Richard - DOP

"Thank you for yesterday's RAW/ Da Vinci Resolve webinar. It was excellent - well-presented and very useful for me."

Michael Cotes

"Hi guys, watched the webinar. Just fantastic and so inspirational. Thank you all!"

Moxey Imaging

"Thanks for organising the event at Teddington. It was enjoyable and interesting and helpful. A big thank you to all your staff who participated."

Chris Morphet - Cameraman

"Thanks again for a great day; it was very helpful & informative."

Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy

"Absolutely brilliant - one of the best webinars I have attended! Thanks also to Rob"

Twitter user

"The rightful thanks entirely belong to Visual Impact for this superb opportunity to learn from the genius Aistair Chapman"

Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman

"Just wanted to thank you for a very interesting afternoon yesterday. Great tech knowledge from your guys and lots of hands on. A very worthwhile session."

Brian Marden Jones

"Just a quick note to say thanks for the Sony PMW-200 Masterclass.... It was not only great to learn more about the PMW200, but also to meet the other attendees."

Steve Vousden - News Craft Coordinator, BBC Wales

"I really enjoyed the day found it so useful. All the staff we so friendly and informative."

Tony Jones - Director- Lighting Cameraman/DoP/Editor/PD
Alister Chapman
Alister Chapman is a DoP with over 25 years of broadcast experience. In recent years he has worked on many Cinema and TV commercials, broadcast documentaries and is a leading supplier of stock footage for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC Natural History Unit. In addition Alister has an excellent reputation as a trainer and instructor, he regularly runs workshops all over the world both independently as well as for many large organisations including Sony, JVC, SantaFe workshops, film schools, colleges and universities in Asia. He is a Sony ICE (Independent Certified Expert) covering Europe, Asia and the Middle East specialising in hand held cameras.
Visual Impact (Bristol) Ltd Workshops 3&4 The Bottle Yard Studios Whitchurch Lane Bristol, BS14 0BH
10:00 - 12:30 & 14:00 - 16:30