DSLR Cameras for Video

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

DSLR continues to democratize filmmaking with low cost and high quality images. Bring your own camera to explore the possibilities of DSLR video. This workshop focuses on incorporating DSLR video into your film project. Technical, creative and logistical questions will be addressed as well as the practicality and efficiency of accessories such as an external monitor, matte box and follow focus. Also up for discussion will be strategies for managing iris settings and shutter speeds—and what to do if you also want to shoot stills.

The Camera Theory workshop or equivalent experience is required as a prerequisite to this workshop. Participants may bring their own video capable DSLR camera, but it is not required to take this class. If you will be bringing a camera, knowing the basics functions of your camera is required.



James Buffin is a filmmaker with over 27 years experience, working on movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos and documentaries shooting across North America, South America, Asia and the South Pacific. The theme of his work is disaster/recovery, both environmental and personal. Current projects include a feature length documentary about adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Picking Trauma’s Pocket. His last film Jingle Dress – First Dance screened three times at the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in Edmonton and is now popular in education circles. James is a contributing editor at POV Magazine and former board member of DOC Toronto. As well as teaching privately, he has instructed at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Planet In Focus, Workman Arts, Vistek, the Toronto District School Board and Ryerson University.