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Digital Cinema Bootcamp



Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Digital Cinema Bootcamp is a hands-on weekend workshop covering the shooting techniques, helpful tricks, infinite accessories and known workflow solutions for these amazing new digital cinema filmmaking tools.

Through hands-on exercise and demonstration, instructors Josh Apter of MEW and Jem Schofield of theC47 will lead you through camera set-up, shooting and workflows with the most popular DSLR and Digital Cinema Cameras on the market.  

Among the topics covered:

  • DSLR/Digital Cinema Camera Operation
  • Best shooting practices, shortcomings and workarounds
  • Shooting digital to look like film - a matter of light and depth
  • Single & Double-System sound and audio recording techniques
  • Camera support systems and “tricking out” your camera system
  • Lenses, adapters and how to use them.
  • Production to Post Workflows
Our Next Class Will Feature These Large Sensor Camera Systems:
  • Canon 5DMKIII
  • Canon C100
  • Digital Bolex*

Class & Practical Assignments run Saturday, September 7th from 9am - 6pm Sunday September 8th, 2013 from 10am - 5pm

Lunch will be provided on both Saturday & Sunday.

Class Schedule:

Saturday - Day One

9:00 - 10:00AM

- Introductions

- Workshop Outline

- What is DSLR & Digital Cinema?

10:00AM - 1:00PM

- Camera

- Audio

- Lenses

- Support Systems

1:00PM - 2:00PM

- Lunch

2:00PM - 3:00PM

- Shooting Outdoors

- Shooting Assignments

3:00 - 6:00PM

- Shooting!

Sunday - Day Two

10:00AM - 11:00AM

- Production to Post Overview

- Footage Review

11:00AM - 1:00PM

- Lighting, Shooting & Conducting Interviews Pt. 1

1:00PM - 2:00PM

- Lunch

2:00PM - 4:00PM

- Lighting, Shooting & Conducting Interviews Pt. 2

4:00PM - 5:00PM

- Q & A 

NEW DATES: September 7th & 8th, 2013!!

Early Bird Cost: $399 (Sign up by August 15th, 2013!!!)

Normal Course Cost: $549

Please inquire about special rate for students and educators.

Registration is under "Special Workshops" on the registration page.  Register here.

Class size is limited to 16 students.

Students are encouraged to bring their own DSLR or Digital Cinema Camera (we can recommend inexpensive rentals). 

Please indicate which camera you intend on using in the comments box.

*The Digital Bolex is scheduled to be shipping in time for the workshop and may not be available in time for use in this class.


Sample student projects from past DSLR workshops at Manhattan Edit Workshop:

DSLR Fundamentals Workshop - Class Rough Cut 1 - October 2010 from Manhattan Edit Workshop on Vimeo.

DSLR Fundamentals Workshop - Class Rough Cut 2 - October 2010 from Manhattan Edit Workshop on Vimeo.

DSLR Fundamentals Workshop - Class Rough Cut 3 - October 2010 from Manhattan Edit Workshop on Vimeo.

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Cost: $399

Certification cost: NA