This two-evening clinic teaches the basics of camera use, audio recording, and lighting through hands-on training. Participants will receive basic instruction on SAW Video's high-definition Video Cameras, such as the Panasonic AC-160, the Sony PXW-FS7 or the Blackmagic Production Camera. Participants will be introduced to three-point lighting and dealing with power on location. A variety of mics will be used and their applications will be discussed. The safe, proper care and operation of cameras, lights and audio gear will be demonstrated. Under the guidance of the instructor, participants will have the opportunity to practice using equipment during the workshop, and to handle the equipment to get familiar with it.
Phil Rose has a BA in English from Carleton University. Phil’s single-channel and video installation work has been shown in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton, Peterborough, Saskatoon, and Helsinki and Vassa (Finland). His video x(trace), studies for a self-portrait was broadcast on TVOntario in the summer of 2005. He also produces photographic works, and makes lightboxes with 16mm filmstrips, which are represented by the Dale Smith Gallery (Ottawa). He has served on the Board of Directors at SAW Video, as well as the Centre de production Daïmõn (Gatineau), where he is now employed as a video production technician. He is also currently acting as Co-Coordinator of the Available Light Screening Collective, which he joined shortly after it was founded in 1995.