Introduction to Video Production


This workshop is designated as introductory training for media artists as well as artists from other disciplines who would like to explore using video in their work.  It is also open to members of the public wishing to create independent video works. This two-day workshop teaches the basics of camera, audio and lighting through hands-on training. On the first day of the workshop, participants will receive basic instruction on SAW Videos High-definition Video Cameras -- such as the Sony FS7, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, or the Panasonic AC-160. 

Participants will be introduced to three-point lighting and dealing with power on location.  A variety of sound recording options will be examined, such as handheld mics, lavalier mics, shotgun mics, digital audio recorders, and their applications will be discussed. The second day of the workshop will provide further opportunities for hands-on instruction, as well as shooting exercises that will be indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) simulating varying conditions and situations.

Introduction to Video Production


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SAW Video
First Workshop Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
Additional Workshop Dates: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 02/19/2018


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.

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