Experience the robust video capture possibilities of today’s most accessible Cinema Cameras

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets ~10am-5pm ET

This course is designed for students who already have a basic proficiency in shooting with DSLRs and/or mirrorless cameras, and are ready to delve deeper into the possibilities these tools provide them. We’ll assume you’re comfortable with exposure, shutter speed, aperture, Depth of Field, ISO, White balance, resolution and frame rates, and we will move into discussing more advanced technical concepts like picture profiles, color space, latitude and dynamic range.

An emphasis will be placed throughout the course, on aesthetics; composition, framing, motivated camera movement, and the necessity for intentional lens choice. We will also explore visual storytelling. Students will have the opportunity to shoot short exercises, while exploring perspective, subjectivity, and the best approaches for acquiring the coverage needed with the final edit in mind.

We will touch on gear options, including various handheld camera rigs and stabilizers, and externally recorded audio, and discuss the dynamics of working with these additional elements.

On Sunday at the end of class there will be opportunity to discuss gear; what cameras, lenses, rigs, audio gear, and lights might be most beneficial for students thinking about making their next purchase.

This course is a follow-up to “2-Day DSLR & Mirrorless Video”, which is a recommended pre-requisite.

NOTE: For the online iteration of this course, students will need to have their own DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with them at home. 

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Instructor: David Martinez

David Martinez is a producer and cinematographer known for his cinematic approach to visual storytelling. David has traveled the world as a cinematographer and colorist. His immersion in film productions, both in the camera department as well as the post-production department, has given him a great perspective on the relationship between the creative and technical aspects of visual storytelling. As a media producer, his clients include The New York Times, Universal Music, Warner Music, McKinsey & Company, and Volvo.