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12 Steps to Getting Your Video Footage Out of Amateurville (Part II)

February 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

$60 – $90

Presented by Mary Daniel | The second of a two-part set of participatory workshops designed to give beginners basic technical competency with shooting reasonably professional-feeling video.

Building on the skills and principles covered in Part One, Part Two develops your understanding of how to shoot technically sound — with practice, even professional quality– footage in situations (interviews, events, performances…) where artificial light dominates and/or where sync-sound is involved. The morning session covers the need-to-know fundamentals of how to set exposures and audio levels manually and—because poor audio is a guaranteed mark of amateurism—of working with external microphones.

In the afternoon participants will apply the principles learned in the morning to particular shooting situations.


Information About Instructor:

Mary J. Daniel is a media artist, educator and consultant, with an MFA in film and video and a talent for demystifying technology through creative analogy. A veteran producer, director, writer, shooter and editor of everything from award-winning no-budget videos, through documentaries, to feature films, she has an unusually comprehensive understanding of different video production practices. She has taught at Purdue, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Sheridan, and is currently facilitating a film mentorship program for women.

This workshop is part of the Business Skills for Growth workshop series, an Artscape Launchpad initiative, which offers opportunities to develop creative entrepreneurship and business skills for the creative and cultural sector. Find out more about Artscape Launchpad and other workshops in the Business Skills for Growth series on the Artscape website.


February 1, 2015
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$60 – $90
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180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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