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, or the Sony Z90 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.
This workshop is a prerequisite for new filmmakers and new SAW Video members wanting to rent out SAW Video’s equipment. The safe, proper care and operation of cameras, lights and audio gear will be demonstrated, as well as properly wrapping cables and re-packing equipment. Under the guidance of the instructor, participants will have the opportunity to practice using the equipment during the workshop, and to handle the equipment to get familiar with it.
Radamis Zaky, is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, and a part-time professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Ottawa. He is a recipient of the 2017 Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants. In 2018, he produced the documentary “Rainbow Haven: Welcoming LGBTQ refugees to Canada” which tells the story of three Gambian refugees who came to Canada to escape potentially dangerous situations. Radamis is a long-standing member of SAW Video and has both taken and taught many Workshops at the Centre. In 2018 he was an instructor for SAW’s “New Voices program for newcomer, immigrant, and refugee youth”. He has also taught video production and post-production workshops.