Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Want to be a Camera Man or Woman?

The MYOB Show has found out that there is a free event (yes free of charge) for all those who want a career as a camera man, woman or operator.

(c) tUKe Productions Europe
What is the course? 
"Digital Cinematography Camera Showcase with ARRI"

Picture Canning North, Northern Film & Media and Royal Television Society are putting on a Roadshow featuring ARRI’s market-leading Alexa camera.

Demonstrating a range of ARRI equipment, including the market-leading Alexa, will be Milan Krsljanin from ARRI. Milan will be joined by representatives of other leading suppliers (tbc).

This will be a great opportunity to try the latest equipment yourself and put your questions to the manufacturers, as well as to network with peers.

(c) tUKe Productions Europe


 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Level 1), Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Need cheap tickets to get to Newcastle / Gateshead?

Find out how to bag bargain tickets via the blogs...

Thursday 10 October, 6pm – 8pm

How do I get involved?

 Register via the link.

Place are limited and offered first-come-first-served - so it'll pay to be the early bird.

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Plus we have some really useful books available via The MYOB Shop including...

By Paul Wheeler

What's it about?

"High-definition is now ubiquitous in video production and High Definition Cinematography, Third Edition provides the explanations, definitions, and workflows that today's cinematographers and camera operators need to make the transition. Paul Wheeler will explain the high-definition process, suggest the best methods for filming, and help you choose the right camera and equipment for your crew with this comprehensive book. You'll also learn the different formats and when best to use them, how to create specific looks for different venues, and learn how to operate a wide variety of popular cameras" –

Amazon readers have given this book 4.8 out of 5, which is a score not to be sniffed at.

Reader Reviews:

"This book is a must for student filmmakers as a reference guide and goes quite deep regarding the whole process of cinematography" 
- thomashvn (Amazon user)

"I purchased the book in the kindle format and have just discovered that the Colour Plate pages are not included... If you find these colour plates of importance I suggest you buy the paperback version!" - Ryan Parle (Amazon user)

"This book is for people with a fair amount of film/digital camera knowledge. I really enjoyed it and got a clear view of the High Definition world. I truly recommend it." 
- Kenly Mendoza Montoya (Amazon user)

The book is available in paper back and as a Kindle ebook – if your not sure if this book is for you why not try before you buy? Sample the beginning of this book free of charge via the Kindle store. 
If you want the colour plates (which are included in the printed book) remember you won't get them with the Kindle ebook.

Book 2:

Digital Cinematography 

By Paul Wheeler

What's it about?

"The book covers the `on-the-set' knowledge you need to know - its emphasis lies in practical application, rather than descriptions of technologies, so that in this book you will find usable `tools' and information to help you get the job done. From `getting the look' to lighting styles and ratios, what is needed for different types of shoots and the technical preparation required, this is a complete reference to the knowledge and skills required to shoot high end digital films. The book also features a guide to the Sony DVW in-camera menus - showing how to set them up and how they work" –

Amazon readers have given this book 3 starts out of 5.

Reader reviews

"A great book for any cameraperson (or assistant) wanting to make full use of Digital Betacam. Paul Wheeler tells you how he uses the medium and the procedures that he goes through on a production" 
- Brian Drysdale (Amazon user)

"A great Sony DVW manual but there are better cinematography books out there" - Simon Brooks (Amazon user)

It’s a mixed bag when it comes to reviews, the content is great however people do question it’s usefulness if you don’t have a Sony camera. If your tempted but not sure you can Sample the beginning of this book for free line via the amazon Kindle store. Why not give it a try for free, if you find it’s not for you you’ve not wasted a penny.

by Alan Hume and Gareth Owen.

What's it about?

"In a career spanning sixty years, director of photography Alan Hume has worked on over 100 films and television shows. Titles which include four James Bond film, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, A Fish Called Wanda, Shirley Valentine, Stepping Out, and others, Alan Hume explains the technical details and offers insights of the industry while divulging anecdotes about celebrities and filmmaking. It concludes with a summary of the technological changes throughout his career and to the present, and a full filmography. With great good humor, Hume offers an incomparable tour behind the camera."

Amazon users have rated this book 5 out of 5

Reader reviews

"This was a very interesting read and the list of films Alan Hume worked on was mind blowing" - By April (amazon user)

"It doesn't get stuffy or technical, and Hume doesn't have an axe to grind anywhere - he seems like a genuinely nice guy who really loves his job, and that comes across well in the book"  
- Simon Franks (Amazon User)

This is a great book for those of us who love film, like a good story and are interested in finding out more on the history of working in the film and TV industries. I'd say the book is probably more a for the theorist amongst us. This is also a great book to buy for media and film students wanting to learn more about the history of media, film and TV industries.

I hope the books help.

Take care,

Dom O’Neill


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