Documentary Self-Shooting: Introduction
This is an introductory course for complete beginners who want to know how to shoot their own documentaries. It is a practical course, taught through hands-on workshops. There will be lots of practical exercises to give you the confidence and basic skills to go out and begin shooting by yourself...
Taught by: Anton Califano.
This is an introductory course for complete beginners who want to know how to shoot their own documentaries. It is a practical course, taught through hands-on workshops. There will be lots of practical exercises to give you the confidence and basic skills to go out and begin shooting by yourself.
Taught by an award-winning filmmaker, it is perfect for you, if you have little or no filmmaking experience but want to learn the basics of how to use camera and sound in documentary and all factual film and video production.
- HD formats
- Setting up camera menu
- Hand-held and tripod operation
- Focus, exposure and white balance
- Basic composition
- Recording good quality sound
- Shotgun and radio microphones
- Filming in different situations
- Organising filmed materials
- Visual storytelling
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Understand the basics of documentary shooting
- Record good quality sound and images
- Be confident filming on your own
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you, if you have an interest but no experience in documentary film. You may be an artist, web-designer, media professional or student.
Anton is a filmmaker based in London with experience working on docs, corporate and short films with recent BBC and Channel 4 credits. Anton has shot a lot with the Canon XF300, Sony EX3 & EX1, as well as other HD cameras as well as DSLRs like the Canon 5D and C100.
With a background in editing Anton is an Apple Certified Pro in FCP, and works with both FCP7 and FCPX with BBC and Channel 4 credits. Anton regularly scripts, shoots and edits short films for corporate clients and charitable organisations, working in Argentina, UAE, India, Iran, Gran Canaria, Poland and Portugal.
Anton has over fifteen year’s teaching experience. He teaches regularly for DFG (Documentary Filmmakers Group) on the well-established industry training program Doclab course, as well as working as a visiting lecturer for LCC, and Farnham Film School, UCA.