Workshops Get Out Into the Field

Gain some hands-on experience in timelapse filming, aerial videography and cinematic lighting with a weekend workshop before NAB Show starts. Part of Post|Production World, space is limited and separate registration is required.

Corporate & In-House Video Production Field Workshop
Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Companies are now building in-house video production teams to create ongoing and high-quality content for their web presence and social media outlets. Corporate video production companies have also changed in terms of their structure and resources. While the equipment has gotten better and less expensive, the crews have gotten smaller and smaller.

This full-day workshop will focus on small to no crew in-house and corporate video production. It will cover current digital cinema cameras, lenses, related support gear, audio recording and lighting gear that is best suited for small-scale production teams.

Aerial Cinematography Techniques Field Workshop
Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS or Drones) are a staple in the toolkit of any videographer, and with good reason; they are used not only to create beautiful video from new (and previously unachievable angles), but to collect data that can be used for other production content. Cost-effective, reduced-risk and often able to access places that are generally inaccessible, is not surprising that video professionals are rapidly adding sUAS to their production kit.

This field trip is designed for those either evaluating sUAS or who have recently acquired an sUAS for production use. Attendees will be able to fly with top instructors who are there not just to share best practices but are ready to address any questions or concerns ranging from standard practices, maintenance or regulatory changes.

Cinematic Lighting Field Workshop
Sunday, April 23, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cinematography comprises three main disciplines: lighting, composition and camera movement. For many people it’s the lighting that’s the most mysterious and the hardest to master, but all three must work together as a cohesive whole.

As a follow-up to last year’s “Cinematic Lighting for Narrative, Documentary and Corporate Production” field workshop, Jem Schofield of theC47 and guest instructors will take attendees on location to learn how to light and compose for both corporate and narrative-based projects. This one-day field trip will take attendees through the process of planning, lighting and shooting using largely low-key and cinematic techniques. This class will feature lighting, lighting control, composition, actors and camera setups to teach you how to light for a range of projects.

Aerial Videography Night Time Flying Field Workshop
Sunday, April 23, 4:30–11:30 p.m.

Greater than 70 percent of our flying information comes through the eye, and the eye is easily tricked in darkness. This is compounded by the inexperienced pilot alternating views between a tabled/lighted display and the position of the UAV in the sky. Night flying has a higher accident rate than identical day flying, both in UAV and manned aviation. Why? Depth perception is severely distorted, as is reaction time. There are also visual illusions that need to be recognized and mitigated. This session will provide information that will allow pilots to sidestep these challenges, while properly assessing and managing the risks associated with night flight (as waived per Part 107.29). You’ll also learn the foundation of applying for a COW/COA for night flight from an experienced night-flight pilot.

Post|Production World Keynote : Editing at the Speed of Thought
Sunday, April 23| 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Moderated by Apple, Thomas Grove Carter, a principal editor from U.K. edit house Trim Editing, and Dave Cerf, editor of successful independent film “Todo Lo Demás,” will discuss techniques for reducing the time spent ingesting, tagging, sorting, organizing, rendering and exporting in post production to spend more time being creative. Both panelists bring a unique perspective on how to deliver high-quality film and commercial content with cost-effective infrastructure in super competitive industries. They’ll discuss how to stay focused on creative output, how to minimize overhead without compromising quality, and how to use Final Cut Pro X to realize these advantages.