Just a note to thank you for the excellent course yesterday. I found the entire day of enormous value and there were so many 'light-bulb' moments I lost count of them! I'm looking forward now to switching the 'Auto' off and really getting the best out of my video camera.
As a Sessional Lecture I am a regular visitor to Ravensbourne College now in the very modern campus next to the O2.
Here I teach 1st and 2nd year students in Camera and Lighting Techniques. They are doing a 2 year Foundation Degree Course in Broadcasting Skills. I help, advise and guide them with their production exercises in the very well equipped 5 camera HD studio. I teach them how to operate a cameras on pedestals correctly as well as all the other aspects of programme making.
I also give theory lectures, lasting all day to around 60 students, on lenses and lighting ranging from the ‘inverse square law’ to ‘circle of confusion’
I also prepare test papers for the students trying not to make them too difficult!
As a personal tutor I also have the opportunity to spend about 30 minutes with some of the students to give them help and advice on the course and career prospects.
Working at Ravensbourne is very enjoyable and rewarding experience.
I also run training sessions for other companies:
Oxford Film School
21st Media at Elstree Studios
The Bridge Training
They are one day workshops on camera basics using Sony EX3, Panasonic F101 or Sony F3.
I also run lighting workshops in the evening for VMI. These last for about 3 hours. About 30 to 50 people attend ranging from students to Production Managers who want to learn more about basic lighting techniques and equipment. The lighting equipment is supplied by ‘Keylight’ who sponsor the event.
The one day lighting workshops I run are for around 8 people and we cover different light sources, types and techniques and are are very much hands on. These are sponsored by 'Film and TV Lighting'.
If you have a training requirments please do contact me.