Video Cameras 101 - 4226
Description: This introductory class will shed light on the elements of film and still photography as a basis for understanding video. Camera parts such as aperture, shutter, lens, and the CCD chip will be explained in order to make decisions about proper exposure, depth of field and motion. Other concepts specific to video such as white balance and gain will be introduced. Students will be shown basic camera set-up for shooting indoors and outdoors.
In the second half, we look deeper into video camera menu options, such as frame rate, manual VS auto functions, and the Scene File and User buttons. Using a hands-on approach, students will see first-hand how framing, axis and camera movement decisions affect editing choices. The instructor will give tips on best practices for using the camera to film in a variety of situations including hand-held and verite. We'll be demonstrating the DVX100 but lessons learned will be applicable to all cameras. This class is FREE to members of the HH Film Board who register in person with a valid membership card. Offer expires once all seats are filled. Instructor: Annette Mangaard. NOTE: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on Jan 22nd. A $7 withdrawal fee applies.