While there are a lot of great training courses for pro photographers wanting to transition to video in the US there are far fewer in the UK. Luckily my friends at Jacobs Digital Photo & Video are now offering some great seminars right in the centre of London during May.
They are being held at the Pro lounge in the basement of Jacob’s New Oxford street store which is a meeting place for photographers from across the capital. They hold regular events for the photographic community and I love to drop in there to check out new equipment and talk to old friends whenever I’m in London.
There will be two one day training events The first of these will be on Thursday 5th May run by camera guru Nick Wilcox Brown. Nick is a camera, technical and software trainer for the Image Consultancy. His course will offer an introduction to shooting video, essential accessories and editing.
Nick has over 20 years experience as a stills photographer for leading advertising, editorial and commercial clients. More recently he has been experimenting with and training clients on the lastest generation of video DSLRs and Camcorders.
The second will be a dedicated audio workshop with John McCombie of Pinknoise systems on Friday 6th May. Audio is one of the most important aspects of video and John has 20 years of experience working as a soundman. He will be covering various aspects of recording audio with DSLR, the inherent limitations, practical solutions and separate sound recording. I recently had the pleasure of working with John on a DSLR documentary shoot and I can honestly say that what he knows his stuff inside out.
His course will cover how to get great audio with the Canon DSLRs like the 5DmkII and 7D as well as the Panasonic Lumix GH2. Microphones covered will be – directional gun mics, hand held reporter mics, radio mics, and stereo mics. Preamps on hand to learn how to use will be the Juicedlink DT454, DS214, Sound Devices Mix Pre and the NEW Audio Developments AD071. Suspensions and windshield solutions from Rycote will feature as will audio recorders from Zoom and Tascam.
The cost of each course is £150 (inc VAT). This price includes a £25 Jacobs voucher to use in-store.
Places for both days will be limited as these are intensive workshops.
Call Jacobs on +44 207 4366996 and speak to Donal / Henrietta to reserve your place.