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.

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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.

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.

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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!

 

Field + Studio Lighting from Zylight

Join lighting specialists James Suit and Bob Jones, who will demo Zylight’s field + studio-friendly F8 and F8-200, the fully-dimmable IS3, and the camera-top Newz lights along with the ZyLink Bridge and app for wireless lighting control. 12n-2pm

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Missed one of our Learning Labs? 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!

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.

SMPTE-NE June Meeting & Annual BBQ Features GoPro 10-Camera 360 Rig

SMPTE-NE presents their June Meeting and Annual BBQ with food served between 6:00 and 7:00pm followed by a presentation with Alex Enman from 7:00 to 8:30pm on the GoPro 360º Virtual Reality Rig.

Learn how the durable 360HEROS Pro10HD 360º rig captures high-resolution, spherical footage for a variety of virtual reality applications. RBC Engineer, Alex Enman, will show you how, with the touch of a button, all 10 cameras respond to one GoPro remote, triggering all cameras to record simultaneously. The rig is powered by internal GoPro batteries with additional Anton Bauer batteries to supply an overall unified power solution.

Alex will also discuss the stitching software for viewing the footage as a 360º image and what to expect in post production.

ABOUT ALEX ENMAN:

Alex Enman has worked as an Engineer at Rule Boston Camera since 2013, in addition to working as a freelance Editor, Colorist, and Director since 2009. His work has shown on MTV, ESPN, and all around the web. At Rule, Alex specializes in Monitor Calibration, Digital Cinema, and 360 Video.

Registration + Details: http://www.smpte-ne.org/

This event is FREE.

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!

MPC Seminar: From Still To Motion, Creating Images That Move

Join the Massachusetts Production Coalition for the seminar, FROM STILL TO MOTION, Creating Images That Move, hosted by Windy Films at Studio 16 in East Boston.

With featured panelists including Photographers and DPs, Creative/Art Directors along with equipment from Canon and Rule Boston Camera, see details below from the MPC, visit the MPC website, or click here for a direct link to tickets.

From Still To Motion

In the media landscape, moving fluidly between still and motion photography is increasingly common in the same campaign, and often production schedule! What are the conceptual challenges and potential benefits for photographers, DPs, and directors working between capturing “a moment” and “moments of time”?

With compressed schedules and budgets, but deliverables increasing, this seminar will explore the growing trend of capturing still and moving images in the same production, and how photographers and directors make the transition.

A panel of top photographers, DPs, creative and art directors, will discuss how this impacts the philosophy of image making, creative direction, and the production that ties it all together to create remarkable campaign images and videos for clients.

Camera Demos

Specialists from Canon and Rule Boston Camera will be on hand with time for demos, networking, and hands on play with some of the latest cameras and tools from Canon. 

Meet The Panel

John Huet : Photographer & Director  johnhuet.com

Craig Orsini : Photographer & Director  orsinistudio.com

Courtney Ryan : Cinematographer  courtneyryan.co

Dana Edwards : Associate Creative Director, Bose

Nichole Hynes : Media Production Lead, Bose

Rick Frisello : Creative Director, I03 Creative

Moderated By
Chuck Matzker : Art Director, I03 Creative

9:30 am – 10:00 am  Registration
10:00 am – 11:30 am  Panel Discussion
11:30 am –   1:00 pm  Demos from Canon & Rule Boston Camera
Coffee & Light Breakfast will be served.