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VDSLR indie filmmaking workshop (Zurich)

Hello everyone

I will be doing a 2-day workshop in Indie Filmmaking (small productions with limited budget - invariably how many of us begin).

If you would like to learn more about filming with a dslr and/or the actual process of working on set for an small production, this could be for you. However, I will not go much into production and distribution, ie. financing and "getting the film out there".

There should be minimum 6 and maximum 12 participants. It will be in English.

Requirements: For day one a good grasp of photography.

Location: Zurich (tba)

Costs and dates: Day one would be on June 7 or 8, day two on July 5 or 6. Costs are CHF Protected content both days or CHF Protected content one day only.

Here's are some notes on what I plan to do.

Day one: Shooting with a DSLR. Pros and cons and a basic how-to.

Review of some Hardware

- Shoulder rig
- Matte box & filters
- Follow Focus
- Screen


- Principles of photography (rule of thirds, 180° rule, effects of aperture & lens, colours, jump cuts)
- Technical aspects (frame rate, bit rate and compression, aspect ratio, white balance, dynamic range, ISO)


- Principles of light (3-point lighting, hard/soft, contrast, direction, temperature)
- Technical aspects (tungsten vs HMI, filters, light sources, metering, Volts/amps/Watts)

Day two: Film production


- Telling a story: Producer, scriptwriter, director and DOP
- Budgeting
- Production organization and logistics: UPM and AD


- Crew members and workflows


- Basic editing software (MPEG Streamclip, Final Cut
Pro, colour correction).
- Continuity editing

If you think you might be interested in joining or would like to know more just write me a private message or mail to Protected content

I look forward to hearing from you!