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AbelCine AC Academy
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AbelCine AC Academy

Description
Beginner
This workshop will answer the most common questions ACs have prior to a shoot and will bring you a new level of professionalism.
Overview

Overview

Do you want to expand your knowledge of working on set to successfully handle larger, more professional productions with bigger camera setups? Do you want to learn all the technical terms and on-set roles? If so, we have you covered with our immersive, two-day AC Academy.

Not only will you learn about the on-set roles and responsibilities, but you will get to perform them in groups in real-world production scenarios. You'll learn everything from setting up your camera (from studio to handheld rigs) to trouble shooting in the field, and the technical terms necessary to work on any size project.

This workshop will answer the most common questions ACs have prior to a shoot and will bring you a new level of professionalism.

You'll gain practical experience from AbelCine’s instructors who have first-hand production knowledge. We will answer all your questions in a safe, hands-on learning environment.

Topics covered:

  • On-set roles and positions: DP, Operator, 1st AC, 2nd AC, DIT, Loader, Digital Utility
  • Technical terms overview and latest camera workflows
  • On-set terms and set etiquette
  • The camera prep: building the camera from the ground up
    • Building your camera: setting up and operating a fluid head and tripod
    • Lenses and lens options: matteboxes, lens supports, baseplates, follow focuses
    • Choosing and using the correct filters
    • Battery and power options
    • Cabling
    • Case/bag options for transporting equipment
    • Hints and tips for when you’re on set
  • Advanced builds
    • Planning for your shoot
    • Choosing aspect ratio and frame rate
    • Selecting camera accessories, power and support equipment
    • Available lens options, matteboxes, lens interface and support
    • How to test prime and zoom lenses
    • Signal distribution
    • On-board recorder and monitor options
    • Setting up a client monitor
    • Adjusting and saving user settings
    • Using digital media
  • Wireless video
    • Setting up wireless video transmitters and receivers
    • Camera Ins & Outs and wireless transmitter / receiver Ins and Outs
    • Pairing transmitters with multiple receivers
    • Cables and powering
    • Rigging options
    • Troubleshooting techniques
    • Hints and tips for on set

 

*Student discount available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Instructors

Instructors

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