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Introduction to Filmmaking
Writing & Directing
An important role in itself, camera assisting offers an opportunity to work with professional cinematographers. Learn the theory and practice of camera assisting in this one evening intensive workshop. Using LIFT’s RED Epic Mysterium-X camera package, participants will learn lens testing, camera setup, labeling, slating, focus pulling, as well as on set protocols for digital cameras. With this hands-on introductory workshop, participants will have time to build, operate and break down a camera setup, to practice some of the duties of a camera assistant and put aspects of cinematography theory into practice.
The Camera Theory workshop or equivalent experience is required as a prerequisite to this workshop. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Cinematography Fundamentals, Lighting Fundamentals and Grip Fundamentals 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 RED Epic Mysterium-X Camera Package.
Instructor: Christine Buijs
Christine Buijs is a director of photography and director based in Toronto. She is a graduate of the Women in the Director’s Chair program (2013), was a recipient of the NSI Drama Prize (2014), and a finalist for the Cayle Chernin Award in Media Arts (2015). Her diverse portfolio includes numerous short films, music videos, corporate videos, and series pilots. Her recent projects include Orchid directed by Molly Flood, Golden Boys directed by Jill Riley, Charlie directed by Lesley Johnson, and the 2018 MediaPLUS Trailer for Women In View directed by Mars Horodyski. She is an affiliate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.
Location: In Person
Maximum Capacity: 8
4 hours of instruction $85 /member$110 /nonmember