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Film 101: Introduction to Filmmaking & Video creation.
STARTS AT $400
Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your photography, whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot, Mirrorless, or smartphone camera, learn the tons of tricks that you can do with the equipment that you already have, without complexity and staying in Auto mode. You don’t need a high tech camera to make amazing photos. Come grab a seat!
You’ll learn, the main camera settings and options, simple tricks to enhance your sharpness, focus, create motion blur shots, freeze motion, use the on-camera flash, take photos at night, and gain basic control over your exposure. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through all the main options that your camera has, and how and when to apply each of them based on the effect and scene that you are looking to portray. Additionally, this class will thoroughly introduce to all other digital photography related topics that you will need to know when planning to buy your next camera. These subjects include, megapixels, lenses, noise, white balance, ISO, SD cards and much more. Never miss that shot again!
Class structures are mixed with Photo Critiquing, Verbal Instruction and Hands-on Exercises. A mixture to cater to all learning types. Weather permitting, we’ll even go outside and take your newly learned skills to the neighboring streets of Midtown Sacramento. Additionally, you'll develop your own photo project and will have the option to showcase at the end of the course (optional). You will also have the option in showing off your photos in one of our monthly photo exhibits! (which you don’t want to miss)!
Film102: Basic Pre-Production & Production Workshop
STARTS AT $400
Are you having trouble with posing models? You'll love this course that teaches you everything about posing for photographers, from groom & bride poses to various modeling poses. In this class, you will learn how to pose the arms, chest, legs and other parts of the body for different effects. The course covers over hundred samples for you to use and help get your creative juices flowing.
This course will teach you everything you need to know about posing men for a photoshoot, with sample images to work through. This course is designed for photographers that mainly take pictures of male models, grooms at weddings and male models who want to get better at posing for photoshoots. It will cover everything from general etiquette and how to move in-between shoots. You'll complete poses that are common in fashion shoots as well as some interesting, new ideas. When you're done with this course, you'll know how to create the perfect photo with your camera and how to eventually become a pro.
Below are some of the lessons in our course:
- Arms: Different positions for your arms in poses and multiple hand positions
- Legs: Different examples of positions for your legs for standing, sitting, and leaning poses. Tips to make them look better
- Hands: What to do with your hands & tips to make mens hands look better in pictures.
- Shoulders: Tips on using your shoulders in poses, and how it's better to stay balanced by leaning towards the high shoulder
- Posture: Example on how good posture makes a picture better.
- Expressions: The secrete to making your expression the best for pictures from good expression and bad ones.
- Face Direction: Did you know that for the best effect in a photo, models should make eye contact with the camera? Just like when taking pictures of a landscape, photos of people should be taken with consideration to which direction the model faces. To get an accurate idea of which direction to take your subject’s picture in, try pointing in each direction and see what feels right.
I'll teach you my perfect shot system to take better pictures, so you can click a good picture every time. This course is made for photographers and models alike to learn from. If you are a photographer, this course will teach you the skills necessary to take photos of female models. If you're a model, it will teach you about posing and tricks on how to pose for photoshoots that are standing, sitting or leaning posing.
Film 103: Basic Video Editing & Color Grading Workshop
STARTS AT $400
Advance Off Camera Flash is all about multi-point lighting to create images that stand out from the crowd. All techniques are demonstrated using a variety of portable gear. What’s more, we also include detailed power settings for every technique and how to recreate that light with any flash or modifier.
Off camera flash photography is all about creating interesting light and interesting shadows by using the right kind of equipment and diffuser to bounce the light off. Once we're confident with off camera flash alone, you will learn how to mix in other lighting options, like multiple flashes- that way you can take new and exciting photographs! You will take away traditional light patterns and formulas that are sure to create the perfect image no matter the scene. In addition, you will learn various techniques for special effects that help make those images you want to wow your clients.
Know what type of equipment suits them best and how all of the gear fits together. Understand the various methods of triggering flashes and know how to get perfect exposures using the manual mode.
Find out how to control and manipulate light for stunning images, understanding and using various portrait lighting patterns..
Learn how to take and balance both ambient and flash light with different results, as well as how to take pictures both inside and outside.
Film104: Beginner Filmmaking Lighting Workshop
STARTS AT $400
An in studio lighting course designed specifically for cinematographers who want to set up their own studio. You'll also learn how to use professional lighting equipment for commercial video and setup your own professional studio in limited space. You will learn how to set up your camera and use different equipment, as well as how to adjust it according to the needs of a photo (height, saturation, color temperature). This course will show you what equipment to buy, and then teach you the basics of the other equipment that may be in your kit already, so that you can master professional-level lighting techniques for creating stunning and dramatic films.
New studio lighting skills are rare in this day and age, but with the right training you can be a pro in no time. Whether it's your first career or an additional skill set to your repertoire, you'll get the best instruction on all fronts when you start learning with these top-tier resources.
Expensive equipment, professional studio models and huge studios are not necessary for taking gorgeous shots. Your knowledge of studio lighting and other technical aspects coupled with your creativity will do that. This course will give you the necessary knowledge without having to use expensive practices.
You've got the basics and now it's time to take your photography skills to the next level or start supplementing your income by taking photos in a studio.
The effects of various studio lighting equipment and the recommended equipment for a starting studio.
The use of different backgrounds, lighting setups and camera lenses is important to ensure you get the type of background that suits your needs. The best way to do this would be through a process of trial and error until you produce the work you want.
In-depth with the different types of lighting equipment, use of master and slave, and how to properly use them. In addition, it covers efficient usage of bright light, balancing light exposure and the importance of taking proper readings.
One of the most fundamental concepts about lighting is controlling the levels of light in your images, as well as what kind. This tutorial will introduce you to setting up three point lighting, beauty dish, soft boxes, colored gels, and using reflected light to create both hard and soft look. You will learn how to use different sources, such as white, gold and silver lights, as well as how diffuse light affects of your filmmaking.