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Camera Theory: Class ACamera 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.
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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.
part 1: Tue 7 February 2023, 6 - 9 pmInstructor: Christine Buijs
part 2: Thu 9 February 2023, 6 - 9 pm
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.
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$105 /member$130 /nonmember