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Webinar - This is a live streaming event via the internet, details on how to join will follow registration.



Event Overview
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 recording
and much more… Who should attend:
This webinar is suitable for anyone who is interested in Sony’s new XDCAM camcorders especially the Sony PXW-Z280. It is particularly relevant to people who are specifying a compact camera for run & gun type shooting with wireless capability i.e. corporate, documentary and event production. Independent filmmakers, DoP's, camera operators, freelancers, Producers, Directors.
This event is a must for anyone interested in hand-held 4K cameras
Register now, even if you can’t make it we’ll send you the recording.

What attendees say..

"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

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

Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy

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

Kelvin Richard - DOP

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Moxey Imaging

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Michael Cotes

"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

"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

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

Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman
Sarah Stevenson
Specialising in factual entertainment and access documentaries, Sarah has had the privilege of uncovering some of society’s most fascinating people and sharing their stories with the rest of the world. From filming at the bedside of a mother anxiously waiting for her first child to be born to producing a scene in a helicopter travelling at over 160mph as the air ambulance crew race to save a patient in need, to even directing a convicted murderer who runs one of the world’s toughest prisons in Honduras – having the opportunity to uncover and document the lives of the people she meets is her unrelenting passion.
Currently Emporium Productions’ Head of Development, Sarah’s most recent credits include hit series Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons for Netflix, Secrets of your Supermarket Food for Channel 5 and special docs Volcanoes: Dual Destruction for Smithsonian Channel and Harry and Meghan: Royal Rebels for Lifetime.
Webinar - This is a live streaming event via the internet, details on how to join will follow registration.
11:00 to 11:45