Throughout the year, we offer a wide range of events to help film makers get their hands on the latest technology, learn a new skill and get ahead of the competition. Our events include new product launches, training workshops, Masterclasses from top DoP’s and interactive webinars.

All of these events have a practical bias, emphasising hands on learning from experts within the industry. Whether you are a complete novice or seasoned professional, we have events to suit all levels of skill and experience.

 

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Shooting can be the easy bit! First, what about all the planning: what camera, what sensor, what lens, what lights and most important of all what’s the story…..?
 
In this Webinar, Obs Doc DoP Jeremy Humphries will take you through his step by step process of pre-production planning before even a frame has been shot. It all starts with the initial storyline treatment and then the thought process in how to translate the words into pictures that will linger with our audience the next day, week or month later.
 
Using examples of his own work including BBC1’s This is My Song Jeremy describes how the wide range of kit available influences his decisions which will affect the shoot, post, the final film and ultimately, decisions that will help realize that storyline.
 
We are running a 45 minute session starting at 11:00. This will be an interactive webinar and questions will be welcome at anytime.
 
In this webinar Jeremy covers:
  • What’s your story?
  • Research and inspiration
  • Translating an idea into pictures
  • How sensor evolution influences decisions
  • Talking to production - concept, schedule, post and cost implications
  • The decision-making process
  • Making sure all eventualities are covered
  • What camera, what lens
  • Shooting handheld – rig required?
  • Will it be in low light? Primes, zooms and speeds
  • If Log, why?
  • Shooting multicamera
  • Lighting for story (and multicamera)
  • Communication: everyone talking the same language
  • Cause and effect: decisions made now have a knock on
  • Being open minded and not letting the technical hinder the story telling.
Thursday 7th February 2019
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.

What attendees say...
"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
"Visual impact is the best"
- Rob Newton
"Thanks again for a great day; it was very helpful & informative."
- Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy
"Love these events"
- F.F.
"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
"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
"Hi guys, watched the webinar. Just fantastic and so inspirational. Thank you all!"
- Moxey Imaging
"Many thanks for sending the link to catch up later - really useful Webinar."
- Kelvin Richard - DOP