Free Alister Chapman Workshop - November 23, 2018

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Fusion Cine

1469 Venables Street

Vancouver, BC V5L 2G1


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Join us for an in-depth presentation on High Dynamic Range, Log, Raw and Gamma. Learn how to achieve “the film look” with Alister Chapman. A special screening of Alister’s work "Desert Adventures with Sony’s VENICE" will follow the workshop.

FREE ADMISSION! Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

There are two sessions, both having identical content.

Please choose only one session as duplicate registrations in both time slots will be canceled.

Limited seating. RSVP is mandatory.


Size Matters

In recent years there has been a move from traditional sized 1/2” and 2/3” sensors to larger super 35mm versions for many types of video production, not just digital cinema. But is this always the best way to go? Large sensors are certainly fashionable and great if your main goal is to get that blockbuster movie look, but are they right for you and the types of productions you produce?

In this seminar we will look at:

PART 1 - HDR High Dynamic Range, Log, Raw and Gamma.

  • The history of video camera sensor sizes.

  • Where do the different sizes come from.

  • Why the shift towards larger sensors?

  • The strengths of a larger sensor.

  • Why are zoom lens options so limited with larger sensors.

  • The strengths of a smaller sensor.

  • New sensor technologies that are narrowing the performance gap.

  • Thinking about how you shoot. If you shoot at f5.6 is there any point to a large sensor camera?

  • What can a small sensor camera do that a large sensor can’t?

PART 2 - What is “the film look” and how do you achieve it.

  • Followed by "Desert Adventures with Sony’s VENICE”.

  • Colour and brightness levels used in movies

  • Depth of field and managing focus

  • Contrast ratios used in movies

  • How can a light meter help if using an electronic camera

  • Lighting techniques for a more film-like look

  • Anamorphic lenses and anamorphic production

  • Grading and post-production overview

  • Introduction to Sony’s VENICE camera

  • Using E-mount and other lenses with VENICE

  • Shooting tips for Sony VENICE


Alister is a freelance TV cameraman, Director of Photography (DoP) and Digital Imaging Technician (DIT).

He is also a well-known instructor and teacher of video camera technology, shooting techniques and production methods. He has worked in broadcast television since the late 1980’s and today he runs a very large library of stock footage of natural extremes.

His footage has been used in Hollywood blockbusters, numerous TV series, museum exhibits and all sorts of other video productions.

Check some links about Alister



Top Video PXW-FS7 Official Tutorial Video #1 "Initial Camera Setup"| Sony Professional


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is street parking available as shown below. Please note that attendees must not park at the back of the building as this is an exclusive area for rental clients to load/unload their gear.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us at with any questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, there is no need to print your ticket. Just RSVP as soon as possible and identify yourself at the check-in table. We look forward to seeing you.

Can I update my registration information?

Please contact us at with any questions.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, as long as you provide proof via email/printed confirmation from the original order.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide proof via email/printed confirmation from the original order. We will not admit anyone who hasn’t registered. Name as registered must appear on our guest list as we are expecting a large number of attendees.

Sponsored by Sony and Hosted by Fusion Cine Labs

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