Gain fundamental skills to capture quality video using DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras.

Dates:
Nov 14, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020
Jan 9, 2021 - Jan 10, 2021
Mar 13, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $325 (2020 Dates) $350 (2021 Dates)
Class Size: 20 (Max)

NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets 10am-5:30pm Eastern Time

This 2-day class is ideal for anyone interested in working with the powerful and accesible DSLR/DSLM to capture high quality video.

Since the late 2000s, the DSLR/DSLM has become widely adopted by filmmakers and video professionals who are looking to create high quality cinematic visuals without feature-film budgets. In this workshop we will cover all of the basic functionality of this powerful tool. There will be lessons on choosing camera settings for the desired look of video using ISO, aperture, color temperature, shutter speed, frame rate, and lens selection. We will discuss the basics of filmmaking language and visual storytelling, and practice methods for capturing cinematic visuals in various shooting scenarios. We will take time to discuss various cameras and peripherals on the market, and the instructor will make suggestions for anyone who is looking to make a gear purchase. Students will leave the workshop equipped with the fundamental skills to work proficiently with DSLR and Mirrorless cameras in the field.

For the Online iteration of this course, Students must have their own DSLR or Mirrorless camera at home. 

Image Credit: Jen Hoffer, Header Image Credit: Aidan Bliss

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David Martinez (November Dates)

David Martinez is a producer and cinematographer known for his cinematic approach to non-fiction 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 broad perspective on the relationship between the creative and technical aspects of visual storytelling. As a media producer, his clients include Universal Music, Warner Music, McKinsey & Company, and Volvo.

Instructor: Tom Ryan (January Dates)

A New England-based editor and filmmaker, Tom has worked extensively in the worlds of commercial, corporate, and documentary film. He has free-lanced in Production for over 7 years with companies like Redtree, Timber & Frame Media, Knack Factory, and ESPN. He has produced independent work for clients including Zillow, Carnegie Mellon University and Datto Inc. As an editor, his work in fiction and documentary film has been shown in numerous festivals. In addition to workshops, he currently teaches documentary film in the 30-Week Professional Certificate program at Maine Media College. Affiliated with MMW+C for over 5 years, Tom is passionate about teaching storytelling to students of all career paths and skill levels.