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Quick Start RED Cameras

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.

This half-day, hands-on class covers what to look out for during a rental prep, such as back focus, firmware, and lens mount options, as well as common methods for trouble shooting in the field.

Experienced AbelCine trainers will walk participants through menu operation, project set up, and user buttons. Practical shooting scenarios and configurations will be used to demonstrate workflows from prep to the field to handing media off to post production.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates

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

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

  • What lenses cover 8K
  • Where to go in the menus for Project Set up including:
  • Resolution, Frame Rates, Compression Ratios, White Balance, Shutter Angle, Media formatting and Clip Naming, User Buttons, Off-Speed recording, and Frame Lines
  • User Buttons – tools for the AC and the DP
  • Video In and Outs
  • Using an External Recorder
  • Jamming the camera with time code for sync sound
  • Color and Look settings
  • Audio menu
  • Accessories
  • Cabling
  • Back focus
  • Loading firmware
  • Factory reset
  • General data workflow

This workshop is designed for camera assistants or anyone who will be preparing a RED camera for 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


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

“The Quick Start RED Camera class was exactly what I was interested in. What I specifically wanted to learn about was the camera prep. and how to navigate thru the digital menu controls for the RED camera. The instructor IAN presented a very informative 3-hr. class.”

Joe, AbelCine L.A. Student

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