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Tips and Tricks for Shooting Pro Video

What You'll Learn

If you'd like to know some cool tips on how to get the most out of your video camera, along with learning some cool lighting tricks, it's time to set yourself apart from the amateurs with professional audio, lighting, and production techniques! This workshop emphasizes real-world filmmaking skills to make your work look and sound better.

We'll start with a hard look at the gear today's independent filmmaker needs, and how to use each item in the production kit effectively. We'll discuss solid pre-production strategies so you don't have to fix it in post, followed by a live demo of lighting a professional-looking interview. You'll get loads of tips and tricks for getting great shots in the field, and even advice on how to acquire gear on a budget!


This workshop will also cover:

- Microphone choices & placement

- On-location lighting options

- Renting vs. buying equipment

- Different camera choices

- Tape vs Tapeless

- Composition, exposure, and color balance


Please note that this is not a beginning lighting workshop.


Who Should Take This

Beginning to intermediate videographers who want to improve their shooting skills. If you don't feel fully comfortable with your video camera, you should take Digital Video Camera & Lighting Basics first.


Presented by Michael Scalisi

Wednesday, May 25th, 6-9pm

$89 non-members, $69 BDA members

Remember, you need to sign up via the BDA website to fully register for this course!

Wednesay, May 25th