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 21st November 2018
Want to record broadcast quality audio alongside your smartphone video ? Join Lee and Tim from Sennheiser as they show you how with the new Memory Mic in this interactive webinar.
 
The Memory Mic allows you to record broadcast quality audio wirelessly when you are using your smartphone. Simply pair the memory mic with your smartphone via Bluetooth and start shooting.
Unlike similar devices on the market the audio is recorded directly onto the device itself so you don’t have to worry about getting out of range. After the recording has finished you can then sync the audio back to the video on your smartphone.
 
You can use it with Apple or Android phones but you need to use the Sennheiser app at the moment but we believe it will be coming to Filmic Pro and other apps in the future.
 
Features
  • Works with iOS and Android.
  • Omnidirectional element
  • Links via Bluetooth.
  • 24bit 48Khz WAV files.
  • Can record up to 4 hours of audio internally.
  • Battery life is 4 hours.
  • USB-C charging
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.
Wednesday 28th November 2018
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. Equipment being covered includes the Sony PXW-Z90, PXW-Z280, HXR-NX200, PXW-FS5, PXW-FS7 and Venice.
Thursday 29th November 2018
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.

We are running two identical sessions throughout the day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with plenty of time for you to get your hands on the kit.
 

What attendees say...
"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
"Thank you for yesterday's RAW/ Da Vinci Resolve webinar. It was excellent - well-presented and very useful for me."
- Michael Cotes
"Absolutely brilliant - one of the best webinars I have attended! Thanks also to Rob"
- Twitter user
"Visual impact is the best"
- Rob Newton
"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
"The rightful thanks entirely belong to Visual Impact for this superb opportunity to learn from the genius Aistair Chapman"
- Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman
"Many thanks for sending the link to catch up later - really useful Webinar."
- Kelvin Richard - DOP
"Hi guys, watched the webinar. Just fantastic and so inspirational. Thank you all!"
- Moxey Imaging
"Love these events"
- F.F.
"Thanks again for a great day; it was very helpful & informative."
- Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy
"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