Screen Training Ireland - Digital Self-Shooting and Data Management in association with Galway Film Centre
This practical, hands-on course aims to upskill production personnel in the areas of shooting and editing, as well as the data management steps associated with these areas. No prior knowledge is assumed, but it will be a fast paced, intense course with a steep learning curve.
Days One and Two:
Data Management for camera/audio from set to pre post
A group of eight participants will spend two days being tutored by a camera person who shoots for Lifestyle/Entertainment TV. Participants will be shown the following:
An overview of data wrangling on set from data acquisition to location storage to back-up and duplication to tranfer to base and storage pre- post.
- An overview of the equipment required for a digital selfshooter (camera, audio, drives, laptop etc)
- How to set up the PMW200
- A brief summary of technical terms.
- Understanding focus/exposure/ ISO
- Lighting interviews
- Audio techniques
- Different cameras & their specs & limitations
- Using radio mics
- Using other audio equipment such as rifle mics and zooms
- Comparing types of audio from different equipment
Participants will then have a series of practical exercises to put into practice what they have been demonstrated. These exercises will aim to mimic what participants actually have to do on a day to day basis. All footage acquired will be critiqued.
Day Three: Shoot & Data Wrangling in Post
Participants will have to shoot a short lifestyle piece. The footage will then be critiqued. In the afternoon, a data management expert will give a masterclass to consolidate material covered and delve into more detail on certain aspects.
Areas covered on this day will include:
- How to shoot a piece solo
- Acquiring the correct coverage
- Summarising data wrangling from data acquisition to storage to pre-post
- Overview of the post workflow
- Compression & codecs
- Storage options
- TX Delivery
Day Four: Editing
Participants will be introduced to the Final Cut Pro interface. They will be guided by an Editor and an Assistant Editor. The following will be demonstrated:
- Importing footage from the cameras
- Creating a workflow for your footage
- Setting up a project in Final Cut Pro
- Creating a basic rough cut
- Logging footage
- How to deliver your footage for RTÉ/TG4 and Webstreaming.
Participants will use footage from the shoot to edit pieces together. They will have to fulfil certain criteria with their finished edits i.e. correct combination of coverage footage and close ups and interviews.
Venue: The Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8