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Choosing the Perfect Camera for Your Production


Finding the right camera for your production can be a daunting task, because there are many factors to consider and many options available. This course will give participants the skills to be able to compare the different options available and select the right camera for your production needs. This course will focus on the many different camera formats available today and their respective workflows. Topics for comparing cameras include sensor size, resolution, form factor, lens choices, recording media & compression, workflows, and price. With these factors in mind, we will break down several different shooting scenarios and compare camera capabilities and performance.

This course will also cover future proofing your work. Technology is changing very quickly, and it might not be long before HD is no longer the consumer standard. Cameras that we compare include DSLRS, camcorders, and digital cinema cameras. We will use many different methods to compare cameras and the attendees will have a chance to ask questions about all the options available today.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
Location: TBD

  • Current Camera Options
  • Video Formats
  • CODEC Comparison
  • RAW vs. Video
  • Recording Media
  • Post Production Concerns
  • Storage Requirements
  • Project Deliverables

This class is for anyone who wants to learn more about the most important factors to consider when committing to a camera for your creative project, and how that decision will affect the overall look and workflow of the production.

Geoff Smith joined AbelCine in 2015 as a Camera Technology Specialist with a focus on workflowsGeoffSmith_bio5792C from capture to post-production. Geoff has a background in technology from web development to content management at companies like VMware, Lucasfilm and Silicon Graphics (SGI). Prior to joining AbelCine, he worked on an independent feature as a DIT and Assistant Editor. A passionate photographer, his editorial and fine art work has been published in newspapers and magazines, as well as exhibited in New York City and online. Originally from New York, Geoff graduated from California State University, Chico earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design with an emphasis in Media Arts. Follow Geoff on Twitter: @geoffsmithphoto

Corey Christian joined the AbelCine team incorey 2016 as a Camera Technology Specialist based out of the NY office. When he isn’t behind a computer, he’s usually out testing gear or capturing new perspectives with his drone. Corey is an Avid Media Composer certified editor, and has previously taught Advanced Editing & Cinematography courses in NYC. Behind the camera, he has shot everything from lifestyle and non-profit stories, to destination weddings with his production company, Going Home Productions. Originally from Farmingville, NY, he attended Flagler College in Saint Augustine, FL, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Media Production & Cinema and Media Studies. See more of his work: goinghome.co