The HD Essentials series of classes focus on the many different aspects of working with HD video formats. From shooters to post production professionals, these classes will help anyone find their way through the maze of HD production. The series is broken down into eight parts – Camera Fundamentals, Understanding HD Formats and Compression, Audio for Location Recording, The Hows and Whys of Lighting, Workflows & Media Management, Introduction to Digital Cinema, The Secrets of Optics, and Choosing the Right Camera. These classes build on each other, but can also be taken individually.
The first part of the series is a three-hour course focusing on the basics of image acquisition. The course is designed to familiarize non-shooters with all aspects of image acquisition and controlling exposure.
Topics covered will include frame rates, depth of field, aperture, white balance, shutter speeds vs. angles, and ISO.
This is a lecture course in which the instructor will present topics and give practical examples. Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions and present scenarios that relate to the topic. This course will set up the basic knowledge recommended for the remainder of the HD Essentials series.
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- Imaging basics
- Exposure control- how & when
- Frame rates- “filmic” vs. “video” look
- Depth of field, focal length, sensor size, and field of view explained
- White balance
- Shutter speed vs. shutter angle
- ISO, ASA, Gain
- HD resolutions