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Digital AC Series 101: Basic Knowledge & Practices

Learn all aspects of a professional motion picture camera.


  • AbelCine Chicago
  • Cinespace Film Studios
    2602 W. 16th Street, 4th Fl
    IL, 60608


Digital AC Series 101: Basic Knowledge & Practices
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This class is designed to give you a good grounding in all aspects of a professional motion picture camera. You 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, 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. You will become familiar with building the camera body and accessories onto lenses.

Topics include:

  • 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


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Who Should Attend

  • AC's


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