Introduction to the New VariCam LT

Join special guest presenters from Panasonic, Rajesh Lad and Gregger Jones, for a fun and casual introduction to the VariCam LT.

Raj and Gregger will discuss how to produce cinematic 4K images with this compact, lightweight and affordable cinema camera.

You’ll see some of the latest footage shot with the VariCam LT and participate in a lively discussion of the camera’s key features and capabilities over wine and cheese.

BE SURE TO SIGN IN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE ONE-DAY RENTAL WITH THE VARICAM LT!

Wine & Cheese from 5-7pm. Click here to RSVPThis event is free.

Interested in buying or renting the VariCam LT or other Panasonic products? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RENTAL RATE OF $425 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2016! 

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

Run-and-Gun with the Sony PXW-Z150

Join RBC engineer, Alex Enman, for an overview of the new PXW-Z150 camcorder from Sony with built-in ND filter, powerful autofocus and full auto mode. This practical and versatile camcorder delivers 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow. Learn more about the Z150 in Alex’s blog post.

Click here to RSVP.  These events are free.

Interested in buying or renting the Z150? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Missed a Learning Lab? Click here to catch up!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

Camera in Action with Zach Zamboni at Maine Media Workshops + College

Maine Media Workshops + College offers a variety of courses in photography, filmmaking, multimedia, and more. Join them for the CAMERA IN ACTION Workshop with DP, Zach Zamboni in September where attendees will have an opportunity to “develop cinematic techniques to capture fluid motion and dynamic scene coverage” over 7 days in scenic Maine.

FROM MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS:
This course covers the creative use of the camera in dramatic film and television production, and includes the artistic and technical responsibilities of the Director of Photography.

The course explores shot design, camera technique, point-of-view, aspect ratio, lens selection, and scene coverage for multi-camera shoots. Students will also gain insight to the working relationship between the Director of Photography and the crew.

Through lectures and hands-on production of reality-based, documentary and narrative scenarios; students come to understand the requirements for shooting in the field. Learn to prepare for shoots to provide the best camera coverage to ensure that the final edit is smooth. Every shoot is multi-camera in this intense workshop.

Students work side by side using identical set ups, including Sony F55s, custom handheld rigs, Canon compact zooms and industry sponsored cine primes, on a different location almost every day. Students are expected to shoot on their toes and protect each others’ back as a series of unknown elements are designed to surprise them while in action. This workshop tests students on their technical and creative skills as filmmakers. Students review their dailies to study growth during this highly active workshop.

Inside the Horror Film, 12 Kilometers, with Director, Mike Pecci

Join director, Mike Pecci, as he walks us through the making of his film, 12 Kilometers, the frightening story of a Russian drill team that digs the deepest hole known to man, while unknowingly releasing a creature that feeds on their fears and consumes them from the inside out. Check out the 12 Kilometers website to learn more about the film (and don’t miss the trailer!).

Pecci will screen clips from the film and delve into the process of making an indie film, including an open discussion about how to actually get a film made, how to plan and run a great Kickstarter campaign, and the importance of networking.

Learn more about Mike Pecci and his work on his website.

6-8pm with Pizza + Beer (you must be 21+ to drink)

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free.

Missed a Pub Night? Click here to catch up!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

Panasonic DVX 200 Master Class with Bernie Mitchell

Join Bernie Mitchell, Pro Video Evangelist and President of Silver Platter Productions, for a master class with the Panasonic DVX200.

Bernie will share his in-depth knowledge of the DVX200, the first in a new generation of large-sensor, multi-format professional camcorders capable of capturing 4K/UHD, HD and SD. Designed as a large-format camera system, the DVX200 provides that all-important aesthetic of shallow depth of field/selective focus, but with an integrated 13X zoom for easy control over image framing as well as the ability to track your subject even in fast action. This large-format 4/3” camcorder offers exceptional image quality in all modes, as well as unique workflow options — including a dual codec workflow found in the VariCam 35. Whether for cinematic or television production, sports, news acquisition or event acquisition, the DVX200 is a workhorse, offering the perfect blend of image quality, convenience and versatility.

*10am-2pm* This is an extended Learning Lab/Master Class with Lunch!

This event is FREE, but seating is limited.

Click here to RSVP.  

DVX200 Master Class Syllabus – Created by Bernie Mitchell, Silver Platter Productions, Inc.

PART ONE: (POWERPOINT OVERVIEW)

Understanding 4K and UHD

Even SD Deliverables

Understanding Shallow Depth of Field

A. What it is

B. When to use it and when not to use it

What is Film Look?

A. How to Achieve this on the DVX200

Quick Overview of DVX200

A. Features

B. V-Log L

Wireless Communication

PART TWO (HANDS ON)

Menu Walk Through

A. System Mode

B. SW Set-up

C. Auto SW

D. Audio Set Up

E. Output Set Up

F. Display Set Up

G. Other Function

Scene Files (how to create them)

A. What is Pre-loaded

B. How to modify them

C. How to download new scene files

D. How to create your own

Best Practices for Post

A. Copying Files

B. Importing into NLEs:

• FCPX

• Adobe Premier

• Avid

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

 

Hands-on Demo with Lighting Tools from Aladdin

Join lighting specialist James Suit for a practical, hands-on demo with featured lighting tools from Aladdin including the powerful and compact EYE-LITE, the high-end bi-color, on-board A-LITE, and the highly portable, BI-FLEX series that can be mounted just about anywhere. 10am-12n

Be sure to sign-in before our Learning Lab on Wednesday morning for a chance to walk away with your very own EYE-LITE! All those who sign-in will be automatically entered for a chance to win this powerful yet compact light which is can be placed just about anywhere on set (inside furniture, shelves, lamps), or in tight spaces (cars, elevators, etc.).

At 12n, follow James over to the Showroom after his Learning Lab presentation where he and Bob Jones, will demo Zylight’s field + studio-friendly F8 and F8-200, the fully-customizable IS3, and the camera-top Newz lights along with the ZyLink Bridge and app for wireless lighting control. 12n-2pm

Click here to RSVP.  These events are free.

Missed a Learning Lab? Click here to catch up!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

 

Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival

The Different Faces Different Voices film festival launched for the first time in 2016. It was created by the non-profit Harvard Square Script Writers, one of the oldest professional screenwriting organizations in the country in collaboration with Women in Film and Video/New England, the 3rd oldest chapter of Women in Film and Television in the world. The festival is aimed at encouraging filmmakers to explore often untold stories of the human experience.

In the first year of the film festival, the focus was on Flicks4Chicks with filmmakers of both genders challenged to write and produce a 10-minute film with strong female protagonists.

Similar to the 48 Hour Film Competition, filmmaking crews from all over the world could sign up to participate via FilmFreeway, culminating with screenings and an awards ceremony at The Brattle Theatre this month on June 29th and 30th.

Rule Boston Camera is proud to support our local filmmaking community and Flicks4Chicks as one of the sponsors of this new film festival. Learn more on the Flicks4Chicks website.

Women in Film & Video New England: Camera Petting Zoo

WIFVNE presents RBC engineer, Alex Enman (aka Camera Tamer), who will be on hand to talk about a variety of cameras, price ranges and the best applications for each. Click here to see more details and sign-up via WIFVNE.

Featured cameras will include:

Sony Z150 and Sony FS7

Panasonic GH4 and Panasonic VariCam 35

Canon C100 Mark II

ARRI Amira

Freefly MoVI M15 with RED EPIC X Dragon

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

IMAGINE Magazine Celebrates Its 18th Birthday!

Join publisher, Carol Patton, for IMAGINE Magazine’s 18th birthday celebration in the Gallery at the Frost Ice Loft in Faneuil Hall.  A $25 admission includes appetizers and cash bar, networking, prizes and an optional Costume Competition! Dress like your favorite actor, actress or movie character and guess who’s who!

Happy Birthday, IMAGINE!

 

LIVE! Go Creative Show with DP Zach Zamboni

The Go Creative Show Podcast goes “live” with DP Zach Zamboni at a special Thursday, May 12th Pub Night!

Join Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, as he interviews three-time, Emmy Award-winning DP, Zach Zamboni, on what it’s like to shoot internationally in challenging locations for Anthony Bourdain’s multiple award-winning series Parts Unknown.

With 100 episodes under his belt, Zach will share his experiences crossing the globe 3 times in just 6 weeks while shooting in 5 countries, including Cuba. We’ll also learn about Zach’s latest project as DP for the new Showtime series, Dark Net.

About Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show is a show dedicated to the creative professionals in the Film, Video, Music and Television industries. As a melting pot of all things new, inspired and experienced by creative professionals in the video, film, TV and music industries, the Go Creative Show has listeners in over 160 countries, and has become one of the most listened-to podcasts of its kind. It continues to grow as more and more creative types become addicted to this illuminating little capsule of shared experiences and gear talk each week.

The podcast is hosted by multi-talented director and visual storyteller, Ben Consoli, owner of BC Media Productions. Ben’s creative energy surges through many pipelines—Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Video Producer, Songwriter and Composer. Ben is also the former lead singer of the rock band Violet Nine. Learn more at www.gocreativeshow.com.

About Zach Zamboni
Raised in Maine, Zamboni studied Philosophy, Writing and Cinematography at the University of Maine, the University of East Anglia in the UK and at the Maine Workshops. He learned the art and technique of lighting as an electrician and gaffer within the ranks of New York’s independent feature and commercial world.

As a Director of Photography, Zach has spent years working abroad in every climate and continent. More than 10,000 hours of international camera work have given him a rare perspective on people and cultures near and far.

Zach’s work includes: Dark Net for Showtime, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for CNN, The Getaway for NBC/Universal, The Layover and No Reservations for Travel Channel, Gourmet’s Diary of A Foodie for WGBH/National Geographic as well as a variety of other film, doc and television work.

Zach is a three-time Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming. To learn more about Zach, visit his website at www.zachzamboni.com and follow him on Twitter @zachzamboni.

6:00 to 8:00pm with Pizza + Beer (must be 21+ to drink)

RSVP Here. This event is free.

Missed a previous Pub Night? Click here to catch up!

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:
If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot. Thanks!