Entry Level Workshops
Learn how to create your own spiritual program and have it aired on Dayton Spiritual Television.
DATV provides various workshops that teach you how to produce your own local cable TV programs.
The first step in the process is to take the Field Production Workshop. This workshop starts the first week of each month and is held on two consecutive Thursday nights at 6pm or Saturday afternoons at 11am.
After you complete the Field Production class you will be able to use DATV's cameras to shoot your program. When your shooting is complete you may then sign up for the Adobe Premiere Elements editing workshop.
Adobe Premiere Elements is a nonlinear computer based editing system that allows you to edit you video, while adding music, effects and animations.
Adobe Premiere Elements workshops are held the 4th Thursday and Friday of each month from 6-9pm
To learn more about these workshops and to register. You must attend a FREE Orientation held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm.
Field Production Workshop Outline
- What is in the case? Check to make sure you have everything before you leave
- How to setup tripod and attach camera to tripod head
- How battery is attached and turned on
- How to attach power supply
- How attach and use the VariZoom remote
- How to use flip out monitor and viewfinder
- Understanding what various graphics in viewfinder mean
- What type of SD Card to Purchase and how to insert an SD Card into the Camera
- How to use the manual White Balance
- How to manually focus using the EVF DTL and Focus Assist functions
- How to use the manual and automatic iris and zebra function
- Hot to use the various auto functions
- Using the record buttons
- Playing back your video using the “playback” and “rec chk” functions
- Composing shots with proper headroom and looking room
- How to frame a shot for a one person interview
- How to frame a two shot
- How to do a smooth pan and/or tilt
- Shooting cutaways for b-roll
- How to adjust headset audio
- How to set audio level for onboard microphone
- How to use an external microphone
- Setting levels for external microphones
- Choosing the audio inputs using the channel select functions
- Difference between a lavalier and handheld microphone
- The difference between mic and line level
- How to use the wireless microphones and what batteries to purchase
- How and why to get a feed from an audio board
Review of Camera and Shot Setup
- Maximizing natural light by using proper framing ( don’t shoot with window/sun in background )
- Using the portable lights
- Reviewing of Paperwork
- What does the word “battery” flashing mean?
- When can I keep the camera overnight?
- When do I need a release form?
- How do I get a time slot?
- Can I use the camera every week?
- Can I get a copy of my show? (Producer receives 1 free DVD (which is the copy used to turn in the program), additional copies are $10 each)
- What to do when you come pick up a camera for your shoot
- Check to make sure all items are accounted for that idependenet producer requested.
- Sign the equipment form where applicable
- Take all equipment out the rear/side loading door with a DATV employee.
- Gear is returned at this same door. And set up when returned to check that it is in working order.
- Fill out equipment request to reserve camera for your first shoot
- Shoot video for your program
- Call Dale to schedule yourself for the next AVID editing workshop
- Have fun! And enjoy the “Freedom to Communicate”
- Set-up of portable hard drives
- Creating a folder on your portable hard drive to store your footage and project settings
- Copying and pasting your footage from the SD card to your Portable hard drive in “My Computer”
- Touring the Abobe Premiere Elements Workspace.
- Starting a new project and putting it on your portable hard drive
- Understanding the media and assets including getting media into Adobe Elements including using the dropdown menus, “Organizer” and “Get Media” tools
- Editing projects using the Timeline or Sceneline. Using the drag and drop method.
- Editing with the “Modifier” keys to overlay and splice shots in the timeline
- Using the “Trim” tool
- Marking “In” and “out” points in the preview window.
- Applying Audio and Video Transitions and how to customize transitions
- Mixing Audio using the Smart Mixer Audio Mixer and the Smart Mixer options
- Text and Titles
- Importing Digital Juice and music files from the DATV Server
- Exporting to DVD and MPEG 2 files