VDSLR Indie Filmmaking 3-day workshop

  • July 6, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Hi everyone

Since not enough people could show on such short notice I had to cancel the workshop in June.

I have slightly revised the programme. It is now a 2 1/2-day workshop in Indie Filmmaking (small productions with limited budget).

Participants: 6-12 participants. Workshop will be in English.

Requirements : For day one a good grasp of photography.

The workshop will take place on two weekends in July. The dates are:

July 6. 10:00-19:00.
Shooting with a DSLR camera. Morning: technical overview. Afternoon: Workflow and exercise.

July 12. 10:00-19:00.
Production. Morning: planning a shoot & working on set. Afternoon exercise: Shoot a short clip.

July 13: 13:30-18:30.
Post-production - We will edit what was shot the previous day on Final Cut Pro.

There are no other available dates.

Costs: CHF 320 for 3 days or CHF 150 for day one only or CHF 200 for days 2&3 only.

If you know a location in Zurich that we can use then I will lower the price. PLEASE RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you plan on coming because we will work with actors and I have to know how many are needed.

Below are some of the things I will be talking about.

Please leave your name in doodle if you plan on coming. We need at least 6 participants to go through with it.


I hope we'll have some attendees and look forward to seeing you!




Day one: Camera work

Review Hardware

- Camera & settings
- Shoulder rig
- Matte box & filters
- Follow Focus
- Screen, viewfinder


- Principles of photography (rule of thirds, 180° rule, colours, jump cuts)
- Technical aspects (shutter speed, frame rate, bit rate, 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

Day three: Post-production

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

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  • bea

    This was a well executed workshop that introduced the concept of filmmaking and all the moving parts in a way that was easy to digest. I learned a great deal particularly on the technical use of my camera. The fun parts were the creativity elements and producing two short films. I would definitely do this course again!

    September 11

  • H. M.

    Hi, next time you have another workshop, I'd like to participate.

    July 22, 2014

  • Sascha

    Hi all, this event has been confirmed and there are still free places. Bea, please note that the venue has been changed. Could you send me your phone and mail address?



    July 2, 2014

  • Sascha

    Hey everyone, we are still short of people to go thru with this, please sign up asap if you are thinking of going. Thanks!

    July 1, 2014

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Additional notes: Additional notes: Advance payment is not required but I need definite confirmation via the doodle link. Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the Event Host.

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