Maine Media is known for its world-class faculty, unmatched educational programs, lobster dinners under the dining tent, and of course, the coastal view. As we begin our 39th season of classes, the school has upgraded its film technical department with new top-line inventory including the Canon XF305 and XF300 professional HD camcorders.
The new Canon cameras will dramatically improve the ability of MMW students to create professional-looking videos in all manner of production including documentary pieces, single-camera narrative film production, and multi-camera shoots. The Canon XF305 and XF300 Full HD camcorders are well suited for our educational programs due to their exceptional image quality and rugged reliability as well as a complete set of professional features including dual XLR inputs for superior audio recording and Canon’s own XF codec featuring a high 50 Mbps bit rate with 4:2:2 color sampling and compatibility with the top non-linear editing systems on the market today.
Chris Lehmann, MMW film faculty and Post Production Manager, gives high marks to the Canon XF300 and XF305 camcorders, saying “Our students benefit from their versatility, ease of use, and user-friendly interface. The combination of having the functions on the body of the camera, and use of two XLR audio inputs, makes this a go-to camera for the majority of the classes we teach. Our students can quickly learn the basics of these cameras in a day, and within a week-long course become efficient and effective shooters.”
Basic Cinematography, Lighting for Independent Filmmakers, Digital Cinematography, Introduction to Multimedia and HSDLR Filmmaking, with 5D Mark II and 7D cameras, are among the many Canon-sponsored workshops scheduled in Maine this season.