Production Workshops



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Session Description:
This one-day workshop takes an in-depth look at the creation of corporate and documentary projects of any size from planning through production. Jem Schofield of theC47, who has 20 years of experience as a producer, director and cameraman, will take attendees through the process of planning and budgeting, as well as choosing the right crew and equipment for a specific project.


Jem will teach attendees how to determine a video project’s scope, and how to successfully navigate the demands of both client and crew. He will break down and discuss the specific pieces of equipment (cameras, lenses, lights, grip, rigs, audio gear, etc.) that are problem-solvers on productions with little to no crew—something that is very common in today’s production environment.

At the end of the class, attendees will receive proposal and budget templates to use in their own work.



  • Writing proposals
  • Budgeting projects
  • Scouting locations
  • Working with clients
  • Choosing your crew
  • Choosing the right equipment
  • Small to no-crew production
  • Profitability


Target Audience:
Owner/operators, DPs and independent filmmakers will learn essential pre-production skills. Companies and institutions will learn how to successfully plan and shoot in-house video productions.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Session Description:
UHD, 4K, 5K, 6K, 8K, HDR, color spaces, Rec. 709 vs. BT. 2020, log, LUTs, RAW, Raw, raw. What are they? When do you use them? How do you use them? As modern 4K+ digital cinema cameras evolve and become more affordable, it is important that you learn not only a particular camera system, but how modern production works as a whole.


With digital cinema cameras from companies such as ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, Sony and RED allowing for not only 4K acquisition but also HDR recording with huge color spaces, multiple recording options (resolutions and codecs), raw and log recording, and plethora of other options, it’s hard to sort everything out. That’s what this workshop will focus on.


In this full-day workshop, Jem Schofield of theC47 will explain how modern digital cinema cameras work so attendees can make informed decisions about how to shoot their next project/s. While he will use certain cameras to demonstrate features and choices, the data covered in the workshop will apply to all modern digital camera systems.

Topics Covered Will Include:

  • Best practices for shooting 4K with modern digital cinema cameras
  • The realities of HDR production
  • Understanding log versus raw recording
  • Successfully exposing for log
  • Understanding capture-based and distribution-based color spaces
  • Log and LUT workflows with today’s digital cinema cameras
  • Small to no-crew production
  • Working with monitor/display LUTs


Target Audience:

Directors of photography, camera operators, producers and anyone who wants to understand how to successfully work with modern digital camera systems.


Thursday, December 8, 2016


Session Description:

As resolutions increase (Ultra HD is four times the resolution of Full HD, for example), the way you light your subjects becomes even more important. When your camera sees everything, it’s your job to show your talent and locations in their best light. While the light sources that you use in video production and filmmaking are important, it’s how you shape and control those sources that really makes the difference. And it’s even more important when we move from HD to 4K productions.


In this full-day workshop, Jem Schofield of theC47 will focus on using light to achieve cinematic results (mainly low-key lighting techniques) in documentary, corporate and narrative productions. Focus will be on using small kits that don’t require large crews (common on today’s productions).

Topics Covered Will Include:

  • How to create large, soft light sources
  • Low-key lighting for documentary, corporate and narrative projects
  • Understanding and working effectively with different color temperature lights
  • Quickly setting up for great looking interviews regardless of the subject
  • How to bounce, block, cut and diffuse light sources quickly and effectively
  • Working with soft and hard light sources together


Target Audience:

The workshop is intended for DPs, camera operators and aspiring filmmakers interested in understanding how to quickly and effectively light projects for both HD and 4K productions.

Produced in collaboration with Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group, LLC