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Digital AC Series: 201 – Building the Camera


The Digital AC 201 class builds on knowledge gained from the 101 class. Class members will approach the curriculum from a professional camera prep point of view. Participants will learn to build camera packages according to the needs of production. Issues such as aspect ratio, frame rates, monitoring scenarios, and codecs will be discussed. Once these criteria have been covered, the class will build a camera from the ground up into a complete package. Once built, each part of the system will be checked and tested. Internal and external recording scenarios will also be tested and discussed.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates


Thursday, Jul 27th - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: AbelCine, Los Angeles
Digital AC Series: 201 – Building the Camera - LA 7/27/17: $99.00

Workshop Bundles

AC 101 + AC 201 Workshop Bundle – New York
Purchase this workshop as part of a bundle at a discounted rate.

Bundle Price: $198.00 $168.30

Custom Training

Custom Camera Training
Schedule a 1-on-1 or group training. We provide custom training at our offices or at your location.

Price: From: $225.00

  • Planning for your shoot
  • Choosing aspect ratio, frame rate
  • Selecting camera accessories, power and support equipment
  • Available lens options, matteboxes, lens interface and support
  • How to test prime and zoom lenses
  • Signal distribution
  • On-board recorder and monitor options
  • Setting up a client monitor
  • Adjusting and saving user settings
  • Using digital media

This class is designed for those who want to learn how to build camera packages according to the needs of production.


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


Ianbio_2013Ian McCausland is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists and Trainers. He holds a BA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and his credits include the 1999 Black Sabbath concert video The Last Supper and the 2008 Smashing Pumpkins documentary If All Goes Wrong. As one of the original Abel staff members, Ian was integral to the formation of the company’s rental department in 1990. In 1997, he reprised his role when he moved out West to launch Abel’s Burbank rental department. Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanMcCausland


Megan Donnelly joined the AbelCine team in 2015 as the company’smegan_4288b-150x150 first Camera Technology Specialist based out of Chicago.Prior to joining AbelCine, Megan was the Technical Manager at Fletcher Camera and Lenses / CineVerse in Chicago, where she provided technical and workflow support for multiple features and TV series.She also developed the curriculum for the International Cinematographer’s Guild Digital Loader Workshops, which she taught nationwide.Megan is an accomplished Director of Photography for commercials, music videos, and narratives. One of her TV pilots was a finalist in the New York Television Festival in 2013, while another pilot won the Chicago Television Pilot Competition in 2014. Follow Megan on Twitter: @cinemamegan

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