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VariCam Intensive

at AbelCine Training - Chicago

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Chicago, Downtown/Loop
2602 W 16th St 4th Fl
Btwn S Rockwell St & S Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Early Bird price ends on June 29th
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Corey Christian

What you'll learn in this film production class:

This full day workshop is for owners of the VariCam, or those who are planning to purchase in the future, who want to learn all of the functions of the camera as well as learning how to shoot.

The VariCam 35 & HS cameras combine the famous look of the original VariCam with the modern formats and functions of a digital cinema camera. The VariCam 35 is designed for cinematic use, offering a 4K sensor with 14+ stop of dynamic range. The VariCam HS is designed for run-and-gun work, and offers high-speed recording up to 240 fps. AbelCine has put together a course on how to use these powerful tools in a variety of ways.

This workshop covers the many functions of the VariCam 35 & HS including detailed instruction on camera operation, looks, lens choice, production techniques, and accessories. We will discuss how to setup the camera for your project and how to get the best look for each shot. We will explore the shared and unique features of the VariCam 35 & HS heads in terms of frame rates, and discuss how to quickly change between them. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of the camera sensor, internal recording options, looks and LUTS, lens choice, and menu systems.

  • Key camera settings & control
  1. Menu system overview
  2. Recording options
  3. Media naming & formatting
  4. Signal path & outputs
  • Audio Options
  1. 4-channel audio matrix
  2. Source selection & AES options
  • Q&A / Hands-on
  • VariCam color & exposure
  1. Log C exposure
  2. Exposure tools
  • Creating and using VariCam looks
  1. Color pipeline in camera
  2. Creating looks with LiveGrade
  • Q&A / Hands-on test
  • Workflow
  1. Recording formats
  2. In-camera dailies
  3. P2 cards & downloading
  4. Recording with the Codex Raw Recorder
  • Hands-on / Q&A
Level: Beginner & Intermediate

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Refund Policy

Payment must be received upon registration. If a participant is unable to attend for any reason, you may transfer registration to an alternate date or location, or use the full credit towards a different workshop. You may also transfer enrollment to someone else, but you must provide the updated registrant information prior to the start of the class. If unable to attend, you must notify AbelCine within 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time. Any discount codes, coupons, or certificates must be redeemed at registration. Multiple discounts cannot be combined, in these situations we will honor the largest discount. 

Refund is available if cancellation is at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time.

AbelCine reserves the right to cancel or postpone classes in the event of low enrollment or forces beyond our control. If the instructor is sick or unable to attend, we will notify clients 48 hours in advance of class to reschedule for a later date. 


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