Video-capable DSLR cameras have revolutionized filmmaking, but to unlock their creative potential you must have a good understanding of their unique functionality and how they work within the context of traditional cinematography. This one-day intensive workshop will cover the unique challenges and creative possibilities that DSLR cameras offer to the documentary filmmaker. The morning session will cover camera and audio essentials, while the afternoon session will focus on production and workflow with practical demonstrations. Participants should bring a video-capable DSLR camera and have knowledge of basic photography/cinematography principles. Please feel free to contact the instructor with any questions about equipment. (8 hours)Alex Maness is a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Durham. A graduate of Syracuse University’s Visual and Performing Arts program, he has been making art with a camera for more than fifteen years. A former Independent Weekly staff photographer, Maness is currently a full-time freelancer. As a member of the 715 Collective, he has been site photographer for archaeological digs in Crete, a sculptor’s apprentice in Raleigh, and is currently making short films and designing video for theater at Duke University and Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern.
Continuing Education, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705
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