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AbelCine, Chicago

Upcoming Events

February 2017

In-Depth: ARRI AMIRA – Chicago

This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches participants the skills need to operate the ARRI AMIRA camera. Designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field, the course gives detailed instruction on camera set up, operation and workflows. By the end of the two-days, attendees will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the AMIRA and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety of production scenarios.


Vitec Demo Day – CHI

Join AbelCine and Vitec on Thursday, February 23 to get a closer look at some of the newest gear from across their product lines. Gear from Litepanels, OConnor, and Sachtler will be on display in our Chicago showroom. Attendees will get a chance to go hands-on with the products, as well as have their questions answered by manufacturer representatives and AbelCine Specialists. This is an all-day demo, so feel free to stop by anytime between 11am and 5pm. The following…


Camera & Lighting Techniques 1: The Single-Camera Interview – Chicago

DP & Lighting Designer Rick Siegel will share his knowledge in an exclusive workshop series: Camera & Lighting Techniques for the Real World. Through lectures, discussion and hands-on exercises, participants will learn camera and lighting setups for every situation, the essentials to be able to work on their own or with a director of photography. The series will cover how to maximize the location, how to light an interviewee to best effect, the decision process behind using one or more…

March 2017

Camera & Lighting Techniques 2: The Multi-Camera Interview – Chicago

DP & Lighting Designer Rick Siegel will share his knowledge in an exclusive workshop series: Camera & Lighting Techniques for the Real World. Through lectures, discussion and hands-on exercises, participants will learn camera and lighting setups for every situation, the essentials to be able to work on their own or with a director of photography. The series will cover how to maximize the location, how to light an interviewee to best effect, the decision process behind using one or more…


Composition and Mood – Chicago

This workshop teaches how to use framing and lighting techniques to create the desired mood. Through a combination of lectures, real world examples, and hands-on practice, attendees will learn the traditional rules of cinematography and current trends in production. Participants will learn how to use light to tell a story and will put theory into practice when they set up and light a scene using the different techniques discussed in the workshop. The ways in which the quality, intensity, ratio…


Digital AC Series: 101 – Basic Knowledge & Practices – Chicago

The Digital AC101 Basic Knowledge & Practices class is designed to give the student a good grounding in all aspects of a professional motion picture camera. Students will learn all the key components that are used to build a professional camera system and will become familiar with the functionality of all pro tripod and fluid head platforms. Camera support form and function are discussed and built as well as all accessories relating to camera body and lens function. Routing of electronics and electrical accessories, along with various cable connectors and their function will be discussed. We’ll also cover lens design and function as well as building accessories onto lenses.


Digital AC Series: 201 – Building the Camera – Chicago

The Digital AC 201 class builds on knowledge gained from the 101 class. 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.


On-Set Media Management: Making the Copy – Chicago

This class is designed to demystify the digital loader position. The first half of the class will cover all media types, connections and their speeds, and basic computer science. The second half will cover various offloading programs and best practices and will include hands-on time with a number of media offload stations, card readers, and programs.


Wireless Video Intensive – Chicago

This workshop teaches the technical principles and hands-on configuration of wireless video technology for studio, handheld, and gimbal applications. It explores a variety of wireless video equipment used to monitor the camera on set, and setups are covered from a logistical and practical point of view.


Quick Start RED Cameras – Chicago

AbelCine’s Quick Start for RED Cameras gets attendees ready to use these cameras on their next project. The class teaches the fundamentals of prepping and operating RED cameras and is designed for ACs or anyone already familiar with basic camera operation.

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