Field Production Workshop Outline
First Thursday and Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm
First and Second Saturday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (September Thru April)
- What is in the case? Check to make sure you have everything before you leave
- How to setup tripod and attach camera to tripod head
- How battery is attached and turned on
- How to attach power supply
- How attach and use the VariZoom remote
- How to use flip out monitor and viewfinder
- Understanding what various graphics in viewfinder mean
- What type of SD Card to Purchase and how to insert an SD Card into the Camera
- How to use the manual White Balance
- How to manually focus using the EVF DTL and Focus Assist functions
- How to use the manual and automatic iris and zebra function
- How to use the various auto functions
- Using the record buttons
- Playing back your video using the “playback” and “rec chk” functions
- Composing shots with proper headroom and looking room
- How to frame a shot for a one person interview
- How to frame a two shot
- How to do a smooth pan and/or tilt
- Shooting cutaways for b-roll
- How to adjust headset audio
- How to set audio level for on-board microphone
- How to use an external microphone
- Setting levels for external microphones
- Choosing the audio inputs using the channel select functions
- Difference between a lavalier and handheld microphone
- The difference between mic and line level
- How to use the wireless microphones and what batteries to purchase
- How and why to get a feed from an audio board
Review of Camera and Shot Setup
- Maximizing natural light by using proper framing ( don’t shoot with window/sun in background )
- Using the portable lights
- Reviewing of Paperwork
- What does the word “battery” flashing mean?
- When can I keep the camera overnight?
- When do I need a release form?
- How do I get a time slot?
- Can I use the camera every week?
- Can I get a copy of my show? (Producer receives 1 free DVD (which is the copy used to turn in the program), additional copies are $10 each)
Equipment Checkout Procedure
- What to do when you come pick up a camera for your shoot
- Check to make sure all items are accounted for that independent producer requested.
- Sign the equipment form where applicable
- Take all equipment out the rear/side loading door with a DATV employee.
- Gear is returned at this same door. And set up when returned to check that it is in working order.
- Fill out equipment request to reserve camera for your first shoot
- Shoot video for your program
- Call Dale to schedule yourself for the next AVID editing workshop
- Have fun! And enjoy the “Freedom to Communicate