Sony FS 100 Training 1-2-1 session
Client Requirement: Sony FS 100 training.
Client: Paul Wood (day job - Former Trouble shooter - Automotive Industry) has recently set up a video business and has a Sony NEX-FS100.
Brief: Paul currently lives in Spain but is soon moving to Brazil with his wife to set up a video business shooting events and local TV commercials. He wanted to cement what he'd learned online, fill in the gaps and take his shooting from mere 'coverage' and develop skills in shooting a cinematic look. Not many event film makers are shooting on the Sony NEX FS100 in Brazil and so Paul wanted to take full advantage of the Super 35mm sensor and shoot cinematic events using the FS100.
Training Delivered: 1 day - Sony FS 100 Training on location.
What is it? 1-2-1 Sony FS 100 Training is a fast track for professional people who are short of time but are highly motivated to achieve a transformational growth in their understanding and skillset when shooting video using their Sony FS100 camcorder. The ideal duration is 1-3 days depending on how far you would like to progress.
The main objective is to get past the technical considerations of the Sony FS100 and to focus on the creative applications and use of a moving image. As Paul had a good solid understanding of how his camera worked we focused on fine tuning exposure, framing and lighting interviews outdoors and building creative sequences. More importantly learning how to work quickly but without compromising the shots. In addition we explored how to light table displays of food at events using 2 dedo lights shooting on the FS100 using prime lenses and use the tripod to simulate cinematic camera movement in only 15 minutes. The important factors in the FS 100 Training were learning to work fast but without compromising quality and understanding that by slowing down your approach you get more done, that looks better in the same time frame as only covering the scene in a more traditional way.
Outline of Sony FS100 training :
- Shooting interviews outdoors
- How to position your subject
- Creating the optimum distance from the background to the subject and camera
- learn about the appropriate amount of looking room
- how to control sunlight using reflectors and diffusers.
- choosing microphone and setting audio.
- how to set up 6 different interview location in a garden
- lighting a male subject
- lighting a female subject
Shooting a sequence - putting the theory into practice
- Shoot and direct a 10 shot sequence in only 15 minutes.
- edit that sequence and discuss shot selection and analysis
- Den demonstrates a re-shoot of the sequence
- Edit new sequence demonstrating how the extra shots help the edited sequence
Lighting principles for events
- Lighting a table top display with 2 x dedo lights
- Creating depth and increasing contrast
- Shooting a creative sequence using a single fixed focal length lens.
- Developing a shot when you only have a tripod
- Imaginative use of available light and the environment.
- Editing a 30' creative sequence using pack shot footage
ReCap of days learning and summary of training on the Sony FS 100
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