Introduction to Video

Instructor: Wilbur Smith

Unlock the cinematic potential of your camera with this beginner’s workshop as we teach you the essential tools of manual camera operation, shot types, camera movement, and audio capture before creating your own short film under the guidance of your instructor.

Workshop supported by

Workshop Date

Friday, November 10, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2-day workshop
AED 995.00
What's Covered

This beginner’s workshop breaks down complex filmmaking techniques into accessible tools for capturing and editing video. We will address the key differences between capturing motion vs still photographs, how to manage audio recordings, and how to work with natural and artificial lighting. We will also give a basic overview of how to start editing your video and audio files together to tell a cohesive story with the content you’ve captured.

This beginner’s workshop breaks down complex filmmaking techniques into accessible tools for capturing and editing video. We will address the key differences between capturing motion vs still photographs, how to manage audio recordings, and how to work with natural and artificial lighting. We will also give a basic overview of how to start editing your video and audio files together to tell a cohesive story with the content you’ve captured.

what's included

• 8 hours of instruction (both theory and practical)
• Videography and audio gear for in-class use

• 8 hours of instruction (both theory and practical)
• Videography and audio gear for in-class use

who should attend

Suitable for those who have completed our Photography Level 1 workshop. You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and how all of these relate to each other to achieve a correct exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms or currently shoot in Auto or P mode, we recommend enrolling for our Photography Level 1 workshop prior to attending our Introduction to Video workshop.

 

Please note that you should also have basic Mac or PC skills, including launching an application, creating, naming, and saving documents, and navigating folders to locate a specific file.

Suitable for those who have completed our Photography Level 1 workshop. You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and how all of these relate to each other to achieve a correct exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms or currently shoot in Auto or P mode, we recommend enrolling for our Photography Level 1 workshop prior to attending our Introduction to Video workshop.

 

Please note that you should also have basic Mac or PC skills, including launching an application, creating, naming, and saving documents, and navigating folders to locate a specific file.

What to bring

• DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery (point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are not suitable)
• Extra camera batteries 
• Headphones
• Empty memory card for your camera (SD cards should be class 6 or higher & CF cards should be 400x or faster)
• Laptop with a fully charged battery

• Adobe Premier (pre-downloaded & fully functioning on your laptop)

• Laptop charger
• Laptop mouse (optional)
• Tripod (optional)
• On-camera microphone (optional)
• Notebook & pen

 

Note: Adobe Premier is now part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plan. You can sign up here for the Creative Cloud, or you can utilize Adobe’s free 7-day trial, which can be downloaded here. You must install Adobe Premier on your laptop and check that it is working correctly prior to attending the workshop.

 

Need a camera?

 

If you do not yet own a DSLR/Mirrorless camera, we are happy to lend you one of our Sony a6300s to use during your workshop, free of charge! All you need to bring is your own SD card. To request to borrow a loan camera for your workshop, email us at least 36 hours in advance of your workshop with the subject line "Help! I Need a Camera!”; please include your workshop dates and order confirmation number in the email. Please note that we have a limited number of loan cameras available, and the program works on a first come, first served basis.

• DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery (point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are not suitable)
• Extra camera batteries 
• Headphones
• Empty memory card for your camera (SD cards should be class 6 or higher & CF cards should be 400x or faster)
• Laptop with a fully charged battery

• Adobe Premier (pre-downloaded & fully functioning on your laptop)

• Laptop charger
• Laptop mouse (optional)
• Tripod (optional)
• On-camera microphone (optional)
• Notebook & pen

 

Note: Adobe Premier is now part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plan. You can sign up here for the Creative Cloud, or you can utilize Adobe’s free 7-day trial, which can be downloaded here. You must install Adobe Premier on your laptop and check that it is working correctly prior to attending the workshop.

 

Need a camera?

 

If you do not yet own a DSLR/Mirrorless camera, we are happy to lend you one of our Sony a6300s to use during your workshop, free of charge! All you need to bring is your own SD card. To request to borrow a loan camera for your workshop, email us at least 36 hours in advance of your workshop with the subject line "Help! I Need a Camera!”; please include your workshop dates and order confirmation number in the email. Please note that we have a limited number of loan cameras available, and the program works on a first come, first served basis.

Cancellation Policy
• If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 7 days in advance of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
• If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund will be issued, but you may request to be rescheduled to another workshop date(s).
• If you cancel your workshop less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.
 
TERMS & CONDITIONS
 
• Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the originally booked workshop date(s).
• Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation. If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.
• GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed necessary in accordance with management discretion.
Please Note: Our classes are open to ANY brand of camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and any other intermediate to advanced cameras (As long as they have manual controls i.e. NOT point-and-shoots) are welcome!
Workshop supported by

Workshop Date

Friday, November 10, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2-day workshop
AED 995.00

Need a Camera?

Let us know if you need a camera and we'll loan you a Sony α6300 to learn with for free!

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