Filming with Large-Sensor Cameras

CinéFabrique is hosting a continuing education workshop for 8 industry workers with French intermittent du spectacle status.

    OVERVIEW
    35 hours – 26-30 August 2019
    Specialising in 4K shots with Arri Mini and Sony F55 camcorders with Cook and Angénieux and with a Sony Alpha 7S. LRush analyses will take place in CinéFabrique’s 90-seat theatre equipped with aSony 4K SRXprojector.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Directors of photography, camera operators, assistant cameras, directors, production managers – any technician who wants in-depth experience filming with large-sensor cameras, working from both a technical and artistic point of view.

PREREQUISITES
Participants should have experience in digital filming, a good understanding of basic filming concepts (exposure, focus, white balance, gain, etc.), and be AFDAS-eligible.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
This 5-day workshop focuses on the specific technical and artistic characteristics of video filmed with a large-sensor camera.

How to use the cameras (selecting formats, configuring menus, etc.)
A look at the pros and cons of large-sensor cameras, using concrete directing problems
Comparative analysis of ways to accessorise cameras
Challenges specific to large-sensor cameras

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
The workshop combines theory, technique, and hands-on practice.

DAY 1 – Basic Concepts
Digital video signal
Bayer filter basics
Codecs
Logs and LUTs
Data management in filming
Practice with cameras: exploring camera menus

DAY 2 – How to Choose Techniques According to Artistic Need
Depth of field based on multiple parameters: sensor size, focal length, ratio, diaphragm, etc.
Image format and gamma
Workflow decisions: shooting raw
Impact of production and post-production choices
Comparative tests between two large-sensor cameras (ARRI Mini and Sony F55)
Processing raw files
Comparative viewing and critique after 4K projection tests

DAYS 3 & 4 – Executing Predefined Plans with Specific Technical and Artistic Challenges
Shooting in natural light with an emphasis on high contrast
Defining a workflow and log with a specific LUT
Choosing lenses and focal length
Comparative tests
Comparative viewing and critique of 4K projection tests

DAY 5 – Assessments and Evaluations
Feedback on basic concepts learned
EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS DURING THE WORKSHOP
A fully equipped ARRI Mini camera
A fully equipped Sony F55 camera
A fully equipped Alpha 7S
Cooke and Zeiss series lenses, an Angénieux zoom lens
Complete accessories for 3 cameras:
Complete accessories for all 3 cameras: remote controls, matte box, filters, Transvideo monitors
Grip
O’Connor heads, Panther lights
K5600 HMIs (Joker and Alpha)
4K Sony 4K SRX projector

INSTRUCTOR
Director of Photography

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Site AFDAS

Contact CinéFabrique
Hélène Suzé: helene.suze@cinefabrique.fr – 06 44 18 42 90

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