CVP have teamed up with RED and DJI to bring an acquisition, motion and workflow roadshow to various universities across the UK. Bringing with us plenty of RED and DJI gear and industry experts to provide a hands on pro led workshop all about using dynamic range for creative shots and the importance of motion, whilst simultaneously introducing students to RED and DJI products that are being used by top industry professionals.
Our first workshop at Birmingham City University was a huge success and this week we took the roadshow to Goldsmiths University, along with Steve Johnson and Jon Theobald representing RED and Ben Norton representing DJI.
We have three demo areas at the roadshows the first being acquisition, which provides students with hands on experience with the RED DSMCS2 camera systems with cinematographer and director Steve Johnson overseeing this area, providing his expert knowledge on the RED Gemini, Helium and Monstro, all three of which we have on hand for students to get to grips with.
The next demo area, motion, with Ben Norton from production company Out Filming focuses on using DJI products such as the Ronin 2 and Ronin-S with RED DSMC2 cameras. Again we have kits set up including the Gemini and Helium paired with the Ronin 2 for students to use, with Ben on hand talking about his experiences using the products and answering any questions.
The final demo is all about workflow with Jon Theobald where he talks about managing data and working with Redcode RAW R3D and IPP2 workflow, with a live demo and the opportunity for students to use the software themselves during this.
The roadshows are proving to be very popular so far and we hope to take them to as many universities as we can as there is no better way to learn about the products than getting hands on experience with them.
We have also put together the kits used at the roadshows over on our CVP Kits page.
Below is a little bit about Steve Johnson, Jon Theobald and Ben Norton who have joined us on the roadshows so far, providing their invaluable product and industry knowledge.
Steve is a self taught filmmaker who over the years has developed his skills on RED Digital Cinema cameras. He has gone on to become a freelance trainer and course producer for REDucation courses and regularly teaches in cities across the world. Steve is also a successful director, his first film as a director was the award winning “The Students of Springfield Street”.
Jon Theobald’s background is in communications and marketing, but alongside this he has gained vast experience over the years shooting stills and video regularly at various different concerts and gigs. Jon is also a fully qualified drone pilot.
Ben Norton is a camera operator and director with a diverse background including 3D, slow-motion, underwater and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle filming. Ben founded Out Filming in 2010, and has since gone on to work with the likes of BBC, Adidas, Porsche, Sky Sports, ITV and Mercedes to name just a few.
For the non students amongst us we will be hosting another three day REDucation training course at our Newman Street facility from 14th May 2019 lead by Steve Johnson. REDucation provides the on-set and post-production experience needed to feel confident when shooting with any of RED’s professional cameras, and is tailored for all skill levels, from students to working professionals. REDucation instructors teach application knowledge of RED’s entire RAW workflow process, from digital acquisition through post production. For more information about REDucation head over to our dedicated events page.