Past Workshop Descriptions

Camera Theory

Camera Theory provides a foundation for working with all types of cameras. Whether you are interested in shooting film, video or digital cinema, learn the basics of camera operation that will allow you to approach any camera with confidence. Topics include: camera components, lenses, exposure, f-stops, aperture, light metering, depth of field, aspect ratio and more. 

Class A and Class B are the same classes offered on different dates. Camera Theory is a foundational workshop and is necessary as a prerequisite for many of our camera based and cinematography focused workshops. This workshop is recommended as a companion to Directing Dramatic Film, Cinematography Fundamentals, Lighting Fundamentals, Creative Lighting and all our camera workshops.​

Please note that a workshop does not substitute the need for LIFT members to perform a proficiency test in order to rent particular LIFT equipment and/or facilities from our Technical Department. This includes our Sony F3 Camera Package.


READ BEFORE REGISTERING
Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

Past Instructor: Karl Reinsalu
Category: Cameras
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$105 /member$130 /nonmember

Wait List
Add your name and email to the wait list and we will contact you if a spot is available, or a session is added: