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Workshop – high quality, video, photography and audio capture with smartphones

High quality media capture with smartphones

This enjoyable and practical workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills to record the best quality media with their smartphones.

The session has been offered as part of staff development activities, for startup businesses looking to shoot their own crowd funding videos and for groups who want to learn these skills for fun.

Topics covered;

  • preparation
  • focus and exposure control
  • supports and stabilising
  • audio recording
  • video recording
  • Advanced photography, video and audio features
  • Apps for capture and editing
Using a gimbal to stabilise video on smartphone

Stabilising a smartphone

Workshops can be tailored to 1:1 sessions up to groups of over 100 attendees. While based in the Bath and Bristol area this workshop has been delivered to companies and organisations across the UK.

Clients include; Microsoft, Marcus Evans Linguarama, University of Bath, Royal Photographic Society, WI, 

Global trade

Each year, nearly twice the number of Ikea catalogues are printed than copies of the bible. This makes it the most printed book in the world. Much of what Ikea sell is manufactured in the Far East and transported to its stores in the West. The paper ships in this illustration are made from pages from the current Ikea catalogue.

paper ships - global trade

paper ships – global trade

Brough Superior

1924 Brough Superior SS80

1924 Brough Superior SS80

The Brough Superior S80

The Brough Superior is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made. In their time, these bikes were record breakers and even by today’s standards are fast. These machines are highly sought after but are often only seen in static displays at museums. A neighbour of mine is lucky enough to own one, his bike was bought directly from the factory by his grandfather in the 1920s. While the bike is normally displayed in a museum, he does take it out from time to time and I had the opportunity to see the bike after it had been out on a 100 mile trip in the rain so needed a bit of a wipe down before it was returned to the display. I am a keen motorcyclist so I jumped at the chance to see a Brough in ‘the flesh’ and take some pictures.

The Brough Superior was known as the ‘Rolls Royce of motorcycles’ and for good reason. The craftsmanship is amazing and these were staggeringly fast machines when they were manufactured.  Famous owners include Lawrence of Arabia who owned eight.

I now want to be a vintage motorcycle photographer.

Brough Superior SS80

1924 Brough Superior SS80

Leather bags Brough Superior SS80

Leather bags – Brough Superior SS80

 

Brough Superior SS80 - right handlebar showing choke (top) and throttle (bottom)

SS80 – right handlebar showing choke (top) and throttle (bottom)

 

Brough Superior SS80 - left handlebar

SS80 – left handlebar

1924 Brough Superior SS80 - riders eye view

SS80 petrol tank-sight glass for total loss oil system

Pinhole photography classes in Bath

Pinhole photography class at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath

It is quite easy to think of photography as being a highly complex and technical process however, the principles of photography are very simple and a basic pinhole camera can be constructed with the types of items found in a typical rubbish bin. While the image quality of these cameras is basic by modern standards, there is a mystery to the pictures and in some situations, a pinhole camera can capture images beyond the ability of even the most sophisticated digital SLR. Throughout 2017, I will be running a series of one-day pinhole photography classes at the Royal Photographic Society’s (RPS) HQ in Bath.

The workshops introduce the fundamentals of photography and camera construction before the students make their own cameras and use them to undertake a set of tasks. The students will process their negatives in the darkroom.

If you have never seen a picture appear in a developing dish, this is one of the wonders of analogue photography.

During the class, we also look at contemporary photographers that are exploring the potential of pinhole cameras.

No prior knowledge of photography is required and all materials are provided.

For more information or to book visit the RPS website

Pinhole photography class at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath

Pinhole photograph taken with home-made pinhole camera

 

On site video training

Three day introduction to video course three day introduction to video course

Three day introduction to video course

Through a range of theory and practical sessions, Nigel taught me all the

tips and tricks to shooting my own videos. Specially catered to my ability

level, he customised his workshops to suit my needs.

Kelly O’Connor, Kinneir Dufort

On site video training

Online video is becoming an essential component of the modern website. Video is a great way to convey information about your product or service or to tell a story. With major developments in camera design, software and media delivery methods, high quality video production is now within most peoples grasp and can be undertaken with a minimum of outlay. Video can be used to; introduce your business, describe a product or service, present customer testimonials and inform or entertain your audience. Outsourcing small video projects can be very expensive but recent technical developments mean that with a small amount of knowledge and a modest budget good quality video can be produced in house.

Recording high quality sound for video three day introduction to video course

Recording high quality sound for video

We offer on-site training sessions from one to three days which cover most of the skills required to plan, shoot, edit and deliver online video content.

The sessions encourage ‘best practice’ in camera use, lighting and sound recording. This knowledge covered in the course can easily be scaled down to record videos using available resources such as mobile phones and tablet computers.

The content of the course can be adapted to suit your needs.

Our one video training day sessions are;

Planning and shooting a short video

This practical workshop covers planning a shoot, operating a dSLR, framing, composition, camera supports, camera movements (using sliders, jibs, dolls etc)

 Lighting for video and recording good audio

During this session we will first look at the qualities of light such as contrast, intensity and colour temperature. We then explore techniques used for lighting products and small areas and lighting larger areas for interviews etc. We also consider the importance of good quality audio and how to capture it during a shoot or add it later as a narration. We look at different microphones and other audio equipment

Editing the video

This session covers the art of editing and how to cut your captured media into a finished video.

I have produced web videos for a number of high profile clients as well as being a qualified lecturer with over 20 years teaching experience both in university and to business.

During the course we will use professional video equipment including Arri lighting, DSLRs, Sound Devices audio mixers, radio and boom microphones and video editing software.

Courses can be delivered as 1:1 sessions or to up to 3 attendees.

The price per session is £360 / person/day or  £600/person for three days or £1600 for three attendees.

We are based in the Bath/Bristol area but can deliver the training anywhere in the UK but there may be additional charges for travel and accomodation.

For more information please send me an email mail@nigelgoldsmith.co.uk

Lighting for video, three day introduction to video course

Lighting for video