"Video Basics"
by Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC-MA
Monday, March 9, 7:30 PM

This session covers all basic aspects of video creation, including equipment for video and how to best utilize it. This will include rails, jibs, sliders, gimbals, etc.

Also covered will be understanding resolution, exposure, shutter speed, shutter angles, switching devices and lighting equipment and technique. Use of portable and stage lighting, getting the best look, use of shadows for effect.

Audio recording. Equipment including recorders, microphones -types, how to wire your subjects for interviews, stage performance and outdoors.

Pre-production – The Montage - creating the story, developing the scenes, developing the takes that depict the intent. We will cover the basic types of shots that effectively tell the story including composition and framing.

Camera movement techniques, focus techniques, and the use of assistive devices like rails, tracks, jibs, and cranes.

Ensure footage is capture correctly the first time including Exposure setting, Balancing for Lighting, Camera White balancing and Multi-Camera Matching with specific emphasis on skin tone. We will demonstrate the use of scopes and waveforms to establish camera settings and matching. This takes advantage of seeing the final look while shooting using video monitors and recorders.

We will also cover multi-camera use and, audio syncing. Everything you may want to know about video.

Our speaker Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC is a published author, photographer, educator and technologist. He is a Panasonic Lumix Global Ambassador, Wacom Pro-Artist, and an X-Rite Coloratti. He is also a Brand Ambassador for H and Y Filters, Litra Lights, and Pro Media Gear. Shiv devotes a great deal of his time formally reviewing photography related products, to education in digital photography and is a speaker and competition judge. A photographer for over 50 years he has evolved his photography to express his intense devotion to wildlife and nature winning numerous awards and recognition both nationally and internationally. He conducts photo tours and workshops worldwide and typically has one tour a month.

Shiv’s E-book Time-Lapse Imagery was published in February 2014.

He belongs to multiple photographic clubs and associations and serves as a Vice President of the New England Camera Club Council on the Board of Directors and the immediate past Vice President of Learning and Technology of the Photographic Society of America. He is also a member of the Professional Photographers Association of America, a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association –NANPA-, the Greater Lynn Photographic Association and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists-CamNats-an invitation only nature club.

Shiv was elected as an Associate of the Photographic Society of America in 2013 and was elected a Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council in 2008.

you can visit Shivs website and learn more about his tours and workshops but clicking on his link on our link page available from the home page black bar at top. You can also click to view and purchase his ebook through a link there.