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Friday, 28 June 2019
Exeter Phoenix

This practical hands-on one day course will help you become comfortable with operating professional film cameras. Alongside informative discussion and theory, you will learn how to focus, expose and frame footage.

Areas covered will include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic camera menus and settings
  • Using a tripod
  • White Balancing
  • Focusing
  • Manual Aperture
  • Framing and shot size composition

Whether your output is commercials, promotional videos, short film or even feature film, this course will give you the confidence to go out and start filming.

We offer a range of film production courses covering scriptwriting, cinematography, sound, editing and visual effects, please do take a look at the full programme of courses available.

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


Chris Jones has worked for over a decade as both a Cameraman and a Director shooting award winning drama, documentaries, music videos and high-end brand films. His work has taken him all over the world with each shoot bringing its own challenges in terms of logistics, equipment and creative responses. He has shot films in luxury hotels and in refugee camps, in remote African villages and in shiny corporate buildings and is at home working with celebrities, politicians and CEOs as with ordinary members of the public.

His wealth of experience gives Chris a deep knowledge of the equipment, skills and crew needed to tell stories through film.  Chris works at Preston Street Films, a documentary production company dedicated to creating excellent films that tell stories of human experience.