This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches participants the skills need to operate the Sony FS7 & FS7 II cameras. 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 FS7 & FS7 II and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety of production scenarios.
In this very practical class, participants will work in small groups to shoot test footage and gain familiarity with the Sony FS7 & FS7 II. They will learn how to set up the camera and get the best look for each shot. AbelCine instructors who have real-world experience with Sony cameras teach the class.
Topics include camera settings and menus, recording options and codecs, shooting and exposing for Raw and Log, scene files, LUTs, and post production.
AbelCine Workshop Certification
Attendees who complete AbelCine’s In-Depth: Sony FS7 / FS7 II workshop will receive an AbelCine certification. This comprehensive workshop is designed to give attendees a strong working knowledge of production tools and practices. This certification indicates that attendees have completed the workshop and have experience in the operation of these tools. More information on the certification is provided below.
Camera owners who made their purchase through AbelCine receive 50% off this class! Ask your salesperson for details.
Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates
Price: From: $225.00
- Building your camera
- Extension unit, rig options, etc.
- Lens mount review and options
- External controls & buttons
- Menu overview
- Setting up the camera
- Codec choices, shooting raw, resolutions, etc.
- Frame rates, resolution, codec, record modes, S&Q
- Review footage
- Understanding scopes
- Log and Raw
- Setting up raw recorder
- AXS-R5 / Odyssey 7Q
- Exposure dynamics
- Exposing for log
- Exposure tests / bracket
- Paint menu
- Scene profiles, matrix, gamma, etc.
- Using / loading
- Post production
This two-day workshop is for owners of the Sony FS7 & FS7 II or those who are planning to purchase in the future, who want to learn all of the functions of the camera as well as learning how to shoot.
Ian 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
Geoff Smith joined AbelCine in 2015 as a Camera Technology Specialist with a focus on workflows from capture to post-production. Geoff has a background in technology from web development to content management at companies like VMware, Lucasfilm and Silicon Graphics (SGI). Prior to joining AbelCine, he worked on an independent feature as a DIT and Assistant Editor. A passionate photographer, his editorial and fine art work has been published in newspapers and magazines, as well as exhibited in New York City and online. Originally from New York, Geoff graduated from California State University, Chico earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design with an emphasis in Media Arts. Follow Geoff on Twitter: @geoffsmithphoto
Megan Donnelly is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Megan graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Media Arts with a concentration in Cinematography. Prior to joining AbelCine, Megan was the Technical Manager at Fletcher Camera and Lenses / CineVerse in Chicago. 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. Most recently, one of her commercials won a Midwest Emmy in 2014. Follow Megan on Twitter: @cinemamegan
Attendees who complete AbelCine’s In-Depth: Sony FS7 / FS7 II workshop will receive an AbelCine certification. This comprehensive workshop is designed to give attendees a strong working knowledge of production tools and practices. This certification indicates that attendees have completed the workshop and have experience in the operation of these tools.
Completion of an AbelCine In-Depth workshop is a valuable resume-building tool for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of production equipment. Certificates are distributed at the end of each workshop, in both physical and digital formats.
Since I use my FS7 in a professional environment on a regular basis, i was concerned that taking the FS7 course would be simply a rehash of the user manual. However, this course was terrific and very informative. I learned a number of new ways to work with the camera that will definitely improve my shooting. The class was small enough to have hands on access, and the instructor had very deep knowledge and could answer very technical questions. Overall, the coursea was a excellent value that will pay dividends down the road.
-William VanDerKloot, AbelCine Burbank Student