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 Bruce Borowsky
In addition to being a Co-Founder of Boulder Digital Arts, Bruce Borowsky has been an award-winning filmmaker for over 25 years. As a partner in Triple Threat Digital, Bruce specializes in mid to high-end corporate videos, as well as many documentaries. Bruce has worked on a wide variety of projects all over the world for both corporate and commercial clients not only as producer and director, but also as cameraman, lighting director, and editor.
While getting his Masters at San Francisco State University in the late 80's, Bruce had the good fortune to work full-time for renowned adventure photographer Galen Rowell. For over 5 years in the early 90's, Bruce produced "The Climbing Show," a half-hour television series on rock climbing and mountaineering, broadcast nationally on the Outdoor Channel. Bruce's personal documentary "18 days, 16 hours," which recounted his sailboat race across the Atlantic ocean in 2002, won "Best Documentary" award at a national film festival. Bruce is currently working on his latest personal doc "Walking On Eggshells," about people who have a family member with a mental illness - attempting to better illustrate what's it's like for the families. You can see more of Bruce's work at www.triplethreatdigital.com.