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      December 5, 2012 - December 6, 2012

      Wednesday   9:30 AM - Thursday 6:00 PM

      801 South Main Street
      Burbank, California 91506

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      Advanced Cinematic Documentary Shooting Den Lennie - Los Angeles

      Advanced Cinematic Documentary Shooting – 2 day class (6 Attendees only)

      As clients become more savvy and expect more polished corporate films, shooting cinematic Documentary is a high impact style and can be achieved without huge production costs.

      This means you can produce a cinema experience with minimal crew.

      You can also do it quickly if you are nimble and have the right shooting set up.

      Den Lennie stared his career in TV news and he attributes much of his current shooting style and success to that base training. “news training taught me the importance of making quick decisions and working fast. Also to think in terms of editorial and visual story. When you work in news you never have any time – so when you get the opportunity to set up a shot you work twice as fast as anyone else, and you understand light because you have likely filmed in so many different environments.”
      Advanced Cinematic Documentary shooting is a focussed class on how to achieve high production value while shooting on large format camcorders that don’t at first look seem suited to this style of shooting. Course details:

      This is a hands on practical class where you will shoot under the guidance of Den Lennie.

      Den’s method of teaching is all about hands on and interactive- this is as close to 1-2-1 mentoring as it gets. With this in mind he encourages you to bring your shooting gear and together you will work on your own set up and techniqueThis is a two day class where you will learn:Day 1:

      Practical gear Considerations* Rigging your camera for optimum shooting
      * Sound recording- choosing the right microphone combination
      * Shooting with prime lenses
      * Cinematic movement and support
      * How to cheat – visually
      * packing for travel – what is essential and what you can leave behind
      * Techniques for getting more gear on a plane than your allowance (legally)
      * Power solutions
      * Video Monitoring
      * Lighting gear for Documentary

      Shooting approach and technique* Where to start as a producer/director/shooter
      * How and when to ask the questions
      * What two you ask to capture all the narrative components
      * Managing the client and their expectations
      * What to do when things go wrong
      * shot composition and sequence building
      * Practical sessions

      Den showing 2 x Academy Award winner Haskel Wexler ASC, the Sony FS100 Day 2:

      Timed Location shooting exercise – aimed at developing your on location decision making* To light or not to light that is the question?
      * Positioning yourself to maximise light on location
      * Thinking in sequences – shooting the detail
      * Transition shots and b-roll
      * Interview on the run

      Edit & Review* Group review and critique
      * What worked?
      * What didn’t work and why
      * Review of day’s shooting and lessons learned


      • How to charge & factoring in enough billable time
      • where to make additional margin
      • additional assets/value you can negotiate with
      • maintaining your relationships- valu added customer service
      • How to be a brilliant producer so you make money and your clients won’t go anywhere else.

      Case Study 1 – 90 minute training DVD for Sony

      7 shoot days, crew of 2, 15 edit days for whole project (below is the trailer)

      Case Study 2 – 3 minute spec shoot for Blackmagic Camera

      1 shoot day (3 hrs) crew of 1, 2 edit days(including grade)

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