Tiffen is proud to announce the new Imagemaker Live on Campus Workshops with featured speaker Patrick Moreau of stillmotion being held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas on March 25th, 2011.  This fast-paced workshop will demonstrate HDSLR filmmaking techniques, hands-on Steadicam instruction, lighting challenges, editing your video and still images in post-production and tips and tricks with filtration.

 

When:

Friday, March 25, 2011
9am-12pm (exclusive Baylor University student workshops)
1pm-6pm (open to the public)

Check-In begins at 12pm. 
 

Where:

Baylor University

Castellaw Communications Center
219 Baylor Ave
Waco,TX 76706

800-645-2522, option 6
 

Cost:

$49.95 total for 6 sessions. 
University students and faculty FREE with academic ID.
Register by calling 1-800-645-2522 (631-273-2500, option 6)
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register now!

Raffles to be Announced.

Syllabus Details: 

1. LIGHTING WITH HOT LIGHTS (CONSTANT LIGHTS) FOR STILL & VIDEO presented by Brady Harris

Brady Harris has been a Product Specialist at Lowel-Light since 2000 ( now a division of Tiffen). In that role, he has conducted numerous product demonstrations, for live & web-based audiences, on Lowel's product line and its creative uses. Brady has also spent a number of years working in the genres of feature film & broadcast television, filling a number of location & studio production positions such as set lighting technician, best-boy electric, and gaffer. 

A.  WHAT ARE HOT/CONSTANT LIGHTS?

B. HOT LIGHTS VS. STROBES/FLASH
1. Advantages of Hot Lights
2. Advantages of Strobes

C. DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHT FIXTURES

D. HARD LIGHT VS SOFTLIGHT – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
1. What are the characteristics & uses of Hard Light?
2. What are the characteristics & uses of Soft Light?
3. How to make Hard Light Soft.

E. HOW TO REDUCE LIGHT OUTPUT
1. Neutral Density Gel
2. Dimmers & Variacs
3. Scrims
4. Lamp wattage

E. USING AVAILABLE POWER SOURCES
1. How to calculate amperage for you lights
2. Key considerations before plugging in to wall sockets in a home or
office.

F. WHAT IS COLOR TEMPERATURE?
1. Gels – CTO & CTB vs. Party Gels
2. Dichroic Filters
3. Color corrected fluo lamps

G. GOOD LIGHTS FOR GREENSCREENS;
1. Broadlights
2. Floodable lights
3. Fluourescents

Full session: 90 minutes; Mini session: 60 minutes
 

2. DFX SOFTWARE IN POST PRODUCTION 
presented by Jena Rappolt-Noyes

Jena Rappolt-Noyes is a Tiffen Software/App Specialist, Commercial Photographer and Stylist. Her photography has been featured in Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, J.C. Penney, Caldor’s and more. Her photography includes product, tabletop, jewelry and food in large, medium and HDslr format.  Furthering her career in digital photography, she worked as a hardware and software specialist at Danish company, Phase One, who manufactures high end digital capture backs.  For the last three years she has been software and app specialist for Tiffen, where she brings her expertise in post production still and video editing.

A. PRACTICAL DEMO IN DFX:
1. Introduction to Standalone, and the plug ins for Photoshop and Aperture
2. Demo: Standalone interface
3. Masking in DFX
4. Beyond the filters what dfx can offer
5. Color, lens correction tools, gels, modifiers
6. Lab processes, color correction filters etc..

B. WHY DFX IS IN POST?
1. Perfect complement to optical filters
2. When budget is an issue
3. Using as a Pre-visual Tool

C. DFX IN POST PRODUCTION PLUGINS i.e: Avid, AFter Effects and Final Cut
1. Video footage with DFX

Session: 45 minutes  

 

3. STEADICAM HISTORY AND PRODUCTS
presented by Dan Ikeda

Dan Ikeda is a Director of Technical Services at Tiffen Steadicam since 2008.  He serves as a technical interface between Steadicam products and operators in various fields of productions (event videography to feature film).  His responsibility ranges from direct sales to customer support.  To further his understanding of production workflow and visual story telling skills, he occasionally operates Steadicam on smaller projects.  


A. HISTORY OF STEADICAM
1. What is Steadicam? Not just a stabilizer.
2. Static vs. Moving Image.
3. Moving through space.
4. Story Telling.
5. Evolution of the system- won Oscar®.

B.  STEADICAM RELATED CLIPS

C. TYPES OF RIGS FOR TODAY'S CINEMATOGRAPHERS
1. Which Steadicam to use?
2. Different applications
3. Similarities/
4. Endurance / Weight / Ease of use
5. Introduction to Merlin and Pilot.

Session: 30 minutes 
 

 

4. THE STEADICAM WITH HDSLR- The Fusion aspect of Still and Video photography presented by Patrick and Ray of StillMotion.

Stillmotion is a band of filmmakers and photographers who, as a rule, always let our curiosity get the better of us. Frankly, we believe that the process of discovery is as important as what goes on the screen. We tell stories – big, small and anywhere in between. We've racked up plenty of miles and hard drive space cooking up work for Apple, Canon, Callaway, NFL, and Tiffen. Not that unabashed name dropping tells you much about who we are and what we offer. For that, we prefer to let our work do the talking for us. It's all been packaged for easy consumption on our website and blog. While there, you can wash it all down with the latest juice on our educational events too. Feel free to drop by any time. We'll leave the porch light on” ! (www.stillmotion.ca)

A. HOW HDLRs HAVE CHANGED THE WAYS OF STORY TELLING
1. Leveraging the strengths of DSLR video
2. One camera, so many tools (steadicam, slider, monopod)
3.
Lighting as portable as your camera

 Session: 75 minutes 

 

5. PHYSICS AND AESTHETICS OF FILTERS
presented by Carey Duffy

Carey Duffy was the Managing Director of South London Filter Company Ltd for sixteen years before joining The Tiffen Manufacturing Company in April 2009. His constant interaction with leading cinematographers and camera personnel from around the world, has enabled him to gain a wealth of experience.  Communicating and advising clients on the use of the most effective and innovative tools to enhance a visual concept has allowed Carey to become an international authority in his field.

Carey’s career in the Motion Picture industry began at the tender age of sixteen when he joined Lewin and Matthews; a commercials production company as a runner.   Nick Lewin had previously worked as Ridley Scott’s commercials film editor, these were exciting times to join the film production world.

However this industry was not totally new to Carey as he had always been fascinated and influenced by his late father the acclaimed 60’s photographer Brian Duffy. His understanding of iconic imagery and the importance of teaching the craft of classic techniques have enabled him to promote this rich and extensive knowledge to his worldwide audience of image-makers.

A. PHYSICS: The mastery of capturing your light energy.
1.Controlling Light;  an overview of Physical Filters that control light balance, and comprehending why these are fundamental in the process of image acquisition.

2.Temperature Control; of visible & invisible light waves regarding today’s HD image capture cameras.
     -T1 Filter demonstration on SONY EX Camera.

3.Understanding Neutral Density Filters; from controlling the depth of field to the effect of Neutral Density filters on Far Red & Infar Red pollution. 
     -Followed by footage of ARRI Alex, RED One, Red MX & hopefully Red ----Epic test footage.
     -Further images of Sony F35 and EX Cameras
.

4.Neutral Density light control; of location environments with the use of NBRA Attenuator, Soft edge & Hard edge Grads & why we manufacture different edges for focal lengths and compositions.

5.Understanding Polarization filters; and the benefits they deliver on your images.

B. AESTHETICS: Creatively using camera filters to make a visual statement.
1. What mood or effect ?; do we think we want to achieve by using camera filtration; Diffusion, Colour moods, Enhancing Natures light, Recreating Nature.

2. Diffusion; an explanation and review of various diffusion filters we manufacturer and considering the different effects these filters can achieve.

3. Controlling Contrast; and what this can achieve and why it necessary with today’s high dynamic range cameras.

4. Skin Tone; explanations and examples of various skin tone filters that we manufacturer and why you may consider their benefits on your talent.

5. Color moods; what affect and effect colours have on our senses and why burning in the look is a creative process that the cinematographer needs to control.

6. Enhancing natures light; a review of the different types of sun sets and rises that nature gives us, and how at Tiffen we create stylized filter looks to enhance these times of day. A review of graduation filtration techniques by using the image-maker grad kit.

7.Using Day for Night filters; and the relevance and procedure of how to affect your production with this classic shooting filter concept.

8. A round up of Matte boxes, lens shades and accessories; that hold filters and the understanding of the physicality of why you need these tools to work with you to help affect your final image.

9. DFX software– Why we manufacture a digital solution to create an optical filter.

Full session : 90 mins;  Mini session : 60 mins. 

 

6.  Practical - ‘Try On’ experience with Steadicam Rigs presented by Steadicam Operators/Instructors.  "Fly" a Steadicam rig with a Steadicam instructor/operator for an awesome experience!
Session: 3-6pm (Sign in upon arrival)
 

 

About Tiffen

Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of optical glass filters and other photographic accessories for for digital, still, video, motion pictures and television for over 70 years. Tiffen award-winning products are used in almost every major  movie and TV production around the world. Tiffen filters have earned two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their ColorCore® Filter Lamination Process (1985, 2000) and Ultra Contrast Filter (1993) respectively, as well as a Prime Time Emmy® Award for filter engineering excellence. The Tiffen Company in addition to their glass filters and digital imaging software feature the following lines: Davis & Sanford Tripods,  Domke Bags, Lowel-Light, Listec Prompters, Saunders Trimmers, Steadicam Camera Stabilizing Systems,  Stroboframe Flash Brackets, and Zing Designs.

 

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