I will share my experience of how to get the best footage from your camera. I know that filming can be intimidating and frustrating so I will show you some skills that will elevate the quality of your footage, making it more professional. I can help you with your specific needs, and with getting the shot you want. There is no question too easy or too hard. Happy to help people at all levels. Outline of the day: - Firstly, let's meet for coffee in Newtown, see what camera devices you have and chat about the best setting to achieve your video goals. Newtown is one one of the most diverse and energetic places in Sydney, perfect for taking videos. - I will talk about some of the film techniques that we will experiment with throughout the day. These include exposing, framing, focusing, focus pulling, achieving depth of field, using a tripod or handheld, and elements of sound. - We will set some goals to achieve for the day. We will discuss aspects of filming that you would like to improve. Is it making your video more cinematic? Is it specific technical improvement? Or are you trying to tell a story? I can also help you film for social media. - The walking tour will include key landmarks and some more alternative parts of Newtown that will be ideal for a variety of filming opportunities. - We will end the experience at a pub/cafe where we can talk about your footage
Hi, I have been filming for over 20 years and love sharing my knowledge for film-making with everyone. I have directed and produced my own feature films and worked with several TV and online broadcasters in Australia including Vice TV, SBS and NITV. My latest feature documentary, 'Black ANZAC', is currently on SBS on Demand. I believe everyone can take great videos no matter what device they use. I am here to help you learn, be creative and have fun!
If you would like to use a DSLR or another camera instead of your own I can provide you with one for the experience. Please…
- Brewtown Cafe: Meet and chat about the day and your goals for 30mins - King Street: Film street scenes and general Newtown culture & vibe - St Stephen's Anglican Church: A heritage-listed church and cemetery - 'I have a dream' mural: Iconic mural in Newtown - Australia Street & surrounds: Explore backstreets and street art - Young Henry's Brewery: Let's have a drink and discuss our experience!
I welcome any level of film experience you may have. It doesn't matter as long as you are willing to get involved. The walking part is very easy and will be stopping and starting often for about an hour. Food and drink are not included, welcome to grab a coffee or snack during the walk.
Learn Video & Street walk in Newtown