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.
What is the “Cooke Look” compared to that of Zeiss? How does a prime lens compare to a zoom? What is Bokeh?
Part of choosing a camera is choosing the appropriate glass to put in front of it. This class will teach the many properties of lenses, some of which can be garnered from reading technical specifications and others requiring years of experience and access to the equipment. Now the secret alchemy of optics will be revealed as we work through the various optical characteristics that help define a lens and its uses.
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- Physical construction
- Design Tradeoffs
- Primes v. Zooms
- Field of View
- Depth of Field
- Optical Artifacts
- …and much more