LIFE AFTER THE CANON 5/7 D! – 22 May 2013


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The Documentary Revolution continues with the Blackmagic 2.5K and 4K.  

What camera would you use on your next documentary?

Panel discussion and demonstration on Canon C300, Sony F5 and Blackmagic 2.5K and Blackmagic Pocket Cine Camera.

Explore with us three cameras ranging in price from $30,000 to $3,000 with an emphasis on the new lightweight and inexpensive Blackmagic Pocket camera that is taking the world filmmaking community by storm.

Panel discussion and demonstration.

Panellists: Erika Addis (Panel Convenor), John Brawley (Guest Panellist), Nicola Daley (Guest Panellist), Dan Miau (Guest Panellist), Pieter De Vries (Guest Panellist) and others TBA will explore the technical capabilities of the Sony F5, Canon C300 and Blackmagic 2.5K and Blackmagic Pocket Cine Cameras both positive and negative, and processes employed in using these Cameras successfully in the making of documentaries.

Specific areas which will be addressed:

  • Tech specs for Sony F5, Canon C300, BM 2.5 & 4K.
  • file formats
  • strengths
  • limitations
  • accessories available and required
  • interchangeable lenses
  • sound capability
  • transfer time
  • editing
  • grading

Video clips will embellish areas of discussion where we will demonstrate the positives and negatives of using each camera in making documentaries. As well as the technical aspects, discussion will also cover the role of these cameras in the creative process.

Come early as session is guaranteed to be well attended.

More about the panel:

ERIKA ADDIS, Cinematography Lecturer AFTRS, has worked in the film and television industry for over 35 years. Her work as Director of Photography includes documentaries, feature films and television series. Her consistent delivery of high standard work has resulted in a raft of award wins including AFIs, awards from the Sydney Film Festival, an ACS Golden Tripod and a Kodak award from the St Kilda Film Festival.  Erika has an MA (Hons) in Film and Television specialising in Documentary and Screen Studies from AFTRS.

JOHN BRAWLEY is an award winning cinematographer whose feature films include the Cairnes brothers comedy horror 100 Bloody Acres, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2012, official Sundance Selection The Perfect Host, starring David Hyde Pierce, and Joel Andersn’s debut cult feature, Lake Mungo. John is one of the few experts on the Blackmagic cameras in the country.

NICOLA DALEY is an award winning Cinematographer with a strong passion for creative and bold storytelling. Nicola has been nominated for an AACTA (the Australian Academy of Cinema and TV Arts award), won numerous ACS awards, including Gold and Silver awards for her short drama work. Nicola received the outstanding cinematography award at the 2011 and 2010 World of Women Film Festival in Sydney and the 2008 Fuji Film Flickerfest Award for Best Cinematography.

DAN MIAU graduated from AFTRS in 2003 in Location Sound Recording. He has recorded documentaries and factual TV series such as Miracle, Bomb Harvest, Bondi Rescue, My Family Feast, Australia’s Greatest Albums and The Art of Walking, Dan was a Guest Panellist on Ozdox’s 2010 session on Canon DSLR 5D and 7D cameras, and like then has noticed a new change in camera preference for shooting documentaries, especially the Canon C300 and Blackmagic cameras.

PIETER DE VRIES is one of Australia’s most well known cinematographers and has photographed many important and acclaimed television series spanning more than seventy five countries.  Pieter is consider one of Australia’s foremost experts in the use of DSLR’s and other large sensor cameras for cinematography. He has conducted Australia wide seminars for Canon Australia, specifically aimed at photographers wishing to make the transition to video cinematography.

Other Guest Panellists TBA.



Event Information

WHEN: Wednesday 22 May 2013

TIME: 6.00pm arrival for 6.30pm start

WHERE: AFTRS, Fox Studios
Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St, Moore Park NSW

ENTRY: Suggested donation $7

RSVP not required, but be early to ensure your seat.
This event is open to the public.
Parking fees discounted after 6pm.