Veteran storm chasing cameraman and video producer Alister Chapman is running a storm chasing documentary workshop. He has 3 places remaining. The workshop runs from Denver, Colorado on the 7th of June and will return to Denver on the 15th of June.
If you are interested, you can learn more here:http://www.xdcam-user.com/ultimate-documentary-production-workshop/
However, whether or not you consider his workshop (and I highly recommend you check it out). Alister generously gave me almost an hour of his time to share with you some of the key elements to shooting successful documentary films.
- Alister Shooting a Supercell
In this podcast we discuss:
- If you are going to shoot a documentary what would be in your kit bag?
- What about overseas assignments? We talk about the need to reduce them to a minimum
- Is there anything else a documentary shooter needs to think about?
- Do you need to be an electronic wizard to get the best out of your camera?
- How much should you set up in camera and how much should you leave to post production?
- There's a lot of talk about 8 bit and 10 bit, cine-gammas and hypergamma's. What do they mean?
- Is an 8 bit camera is not going to grade well or produce a good image?
- Are the requirements different when you are shooting stock footage?
You can listen to it here: