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Introduction to Filming Live Events
March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm¥9,000
A brief introduction to the course and instructor Chris Murray including some of the work he has done producing & covering live events in Japan.
Pre-Production & Planning
Learn the importance of pre-production & planning with the event organisers, venue & bands and what that entails, as well as what basic documents you should make ahead of the production.
Equipment (camera & sound)
Get an overview of the basic equipment you will need to cover the content you want and learn the best way to set up your gear to get the best out of the equipment and conditions.
Understanding the difficulties of low light shooting in a live (uncontrolled) venue and how to successfully get the footage you need.
Understanding ahead of time the challenges of colour-matching different cameras and realistic expectations of what will be required in post-production.
Crew (1~2 person)
Learn how to effectively run a 1~2 man operation and manage expectations of what is possible without lowering the quality of your final product.
Camera & Sound setup
Understanding the setup you are running and knowing who is in charge of each part of the operation as well as some examples of things that can go wrong and how to avoid them. We will also practice camera setups in the studio space to simulate different situations.
Post Production & Distribution Strategy
An overview of basic skills needed to edit live footage (understanding of basic audio & colour correction/grading). We will also briefly talk about the importance of how & where you want to distribute the content and what options are available to you.
We will finish with a brief question-and-answer session.
About the Instructor – Chris Murray
Chris Murray has worked as Videographer and Editor for 15 years. Initially starting his career in the UK he studied Film & Media Studies at the University of Stirling before receiving The Dewar Arts Award and a grant from the British Film Institute to complete an advanced editing course at the Metropolitan Film School in London. After working in the UK for 3 years Chris decided to travel the world and ended up in Japan. After a spell working as an ALT on the JET Programme Chris moved to Tokyo and pursued his Videography and Editing career. He joined a start-up, specialising in 360 degree photography and video, as a director and editor before moving to Nippon TV AXON working as a director in the Innovation Team and the Overseas Strategy Team. In 2021 Chris decided to go freelance and started his own company called Live Labo Scenes which focuses on live music event production and documentation.