KitPlus in Glasgow was held on 14th May 2019, if you came along then thanks and if you didn't then look out for our 2020 events which we will be promoting soon.

The information below gives you an idea of the type of seminar and workshops that we run during the day.

Adobe Training Workshops at KitPlus 2019

In partnership with MediaCity Training we will have hands-on Adobe Premiere Pro workshops in Glasgow. Session times to be confirmed.

10:45am Session 1 - World Cup winning workflows

  • Creating master folder templates for easy & managed ingest
  • Creating the ultimate master project template
  • Effective methods of importing materials
  • Remapping the keyboard & some killer shortcuts
  • Using clip colour labels & markers with duration
  • Intelligent methods of repurposing sequences for different platforms i.e Instagram, Facebook
  • Publishing to multiple platforms effectively

  • Session length - 45 mins
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12:15pm Session 2 - Working with Colour

  • How to read & work with scopes to analyse and manage the exposure & colour balance of clips
  • Use of recorded grey card to neutralise & fix colour
  • Working with Log - using the Luma curve to adjust clip luminance
  • Adjustment layer & master clip grading
  • Shot matching techniques

  • Session length - 45 mins

2:00pm Session 3 - Premiere Rush - an Introduction

  • What is Premiere Rush and why you should be using it
  • UI overview
  • Creating an edit
  • Adding titles, transitions & grades
  • Working with sound
  • Publishing your edit
  • Migrating to Premiere Pro

  • Session length - 45 mins

 

11:30am

Using automation to allow high quality, low cost live streaming

With Dave Chalmers, Technology Development Manager, BBC Scotland

The key innovations that will be presented include:

  • The automated recall of PTZ preset shots on cue without requiring operator intervention.
  • The development of a new mode which allows the director to easily keep in sync with the varying tempo of the orchestra performance.
  • Democratizing the capture process by de-coupling the expert knowledge required for score interpretation from the on-the-night operation of the system.
  • Adopting a hybrid PTZ/Operated camera model for the ‘best of both worlds’.
  • Use of a multicam logger software to allow fine tuning in the edit using ISO recordings.
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"We are pioneering a new approach with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra that keeps live streaming costs down while maintaining the visual interest and complexity of a high-shot-count orchestral capture.

This involves re-purposing automation tools previously used for capturing fast-paced playback-driven pop music performances. We are working in collaboration with respected freelance experts and the developers to adapt the CuePilot software to better suit the requirements of orchestral capture.

Come and listen to the full session to learn more!"

 

1:00pm

Getting the Edge with Production Values!

With Phill Dobson

What is the difference in you and another production company or camera op? The kit you use maybe? Your background skills and training? You know someone on the inside?

Whatever it might be the ultimate guide to client satisfaction is the production value they will see as the end result.

So how can you increase your production value?

Do you need to invest in new kit or can you better use the kit you already have? Where do you start when looking for new lights, cameras, mics and so on, and will they really give you the edge?

With over 30 years in the industry former BBC cameraman Phill Dobson will talk you through a few ideas from his vast industry experience on broadcast and corporate projects.

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Phill has worked in the industry for over 30 years beginning his career with the BBC as a cameraman in London. There he worked in Television Centre, News and Current Affairs, and Outside Broadcast.

Phill returned to his home area on an attachment to BBC Newcastle when they had opened their new studios and begun producing network programming. After further visits, he eventually took a permanent position there as camera supervisor. Whilst there BBC Newcastle was commissioned to produce Byker Grove for Zenith North and the BBC, and Phill, got the chance to shoot single camera drama. The pilot series was very successful and the programme ran for 18 years. During that time he began to take on the role as DoP and gained valuable lighting experience.

He became freelance in 1999, still working on Byker Grove and also working in the commercial sector as well as continuing to work with the BBC and other broadcast companies.

Phill’s role, certainly within the BBC, has now evolved into lighting for OB and studio productions, together with technical management. Within his role as a cameraman, within the news environment, he has had to embrace the new skills of editing and satellite truck operation.

Phill continues to work across many genres with various types of camera and format.

 

2:00pm

Ultra Slomo? Factors to consider and differences to conventional filming.

Have you thought about slow motion imaging, but dismissed it as a specialist technique? Come and find out about ultra slomo imaging, and the factors you need to consider.

In this session David Rudeforth (IDT UK) will cover the history of high speed imaging, lighting considerations, image capture and workflow for various applications amongst other topics. Maybe you’ll want to use slow motion in your next production!

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3:00pm

Size Matters and The Right Tool For The Job

For the past 5 years large sensor cameras have been all the rage. Sony’s PXW-FS7 has been an incredibly popular camera for everything from news to drama production. In part this has been because it’s been difficult to get 4K, high dynamic range and good low light performance from cameras with smaller sensors. That is until now.

Sony’s new PXW-Z280 offers all of these features in a compact, handheld camera with 3x 1/2” sensors and a 17x zoom lens, the Z90 offers amazing 4K performance from a 1” sensor in an incredibly compact camcorder.

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So which is right for you and the productions you are involved in?

Do you need a large sensor for a shallow depth of field or do you need the versatility of a big zoom range for quick run and gun filming?

In this seminar Alister Chapman will look at how the combination of a 17x f1.9 lens and 1/2” sensors of the Z280 can offer image performance very similar to a PXW-FS7 setup with a very typical f4 zoom. The Z280’s integrated, fast f1.9 lens makes it possible to create shallow depth of field images and offers exceptional low light performance. We will compare the low light capabilities and depth of field of all of these cameras. What about dynamic range, log and HDR?

The Z280/Z190 and Z90 all offer the ability to shoot in HDR. Learn about how you can shoot S-log3 images for post production grading or Hybrid Log Gamma images for an instant, straight from the camera, HDR image compatible with most HDR displays.

So if you are looking for a new camera and are unsure about what to get, why not attend this informative informative session with Alisterwho has shot a couple of very different projects with the Z280 and Z90.

 

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