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Event Summary

Where:
Units 3&4 Teddington Business Park, Station Road, Teddington. TW11 9BQ
When:
07/02/2019

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Event Overview
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?
Who should attend:
This event is suitable for anyone who is interested in improving their basic knowledge of production equipment. It is particularly relevant to people who are tasked with renting or buying production equipment. Junior production staff, production assistant, production coordinator, production manager and assistant camera operators.
 
This event is a must for anyone interested in improving their basic product knowledge

What attendees say..

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

Kelvin Richard - DOP

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

Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy

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

Moxey Imaging

"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

"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

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

Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman

"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

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

Twitter user

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

Michael Cotes

"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
Jeremy Humphries
Jeremy is a BBC trained Director of Photography who has been filming documentaries around the globe for over 30 years. Along the way he has shot a number of BAFTA nominated series and won an International Best Cinematography award. He has filmed amazing stories on diverse subjects - child victims of the Angolan civil war, Nelson Mandela campaigning for black farmers' rights in South Africa, the meeting of the last British and German veterans of the First World War and prize winning chrysanthemum growers for Gardeners’ World!
Jeremy is a Sony Independent Certified Expert. He has a passion for using the camera to tell stories – and train others to do the same.
His company Skills2Film provides camera craft training to clients ranging from the castaways on the Bear Grylls, The Island series for Channel 4, to the BBC, Sony and numerous independent production companies. Corporate business clients include The Financial Times, GSK and Russell Investments.
 
Jeremy Humphries is a practising BBC trained documentary Director of Photography with over 30 years’ experience. His credits include Hunted and Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild. His company Skills2Film provides camera craft training to clients ranging from the castaways on the Bear Grylls, The Island series for Channel 4, to the BBC, Sony and numerous independent production companies.
Units 3&4 Teddington Business Park, Station Road, Teddington. TW11 9BQ