The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), founded in 1977 as a non-profit, is devoted to artists working in photography and associated media, and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible. They do this through workshops, exhibitions, special events, residencies, and more to help others better themselves in the field.
CPW will be offering two classes in Woodstock, NY (just 2 hours north of NYC) on shooting video with DSLR cameras that we recommend checking out. These DSLR video offerings will be in March and July. CPW’s full workshop program covers topics including the latest tools and methods in the digital arena, current documentary practices, innovative approaches to traditional genres, access to alternative processes, vital lessons in professional development, inspiring introductions to photography, and focused offerings for teenagers.
On March 2nd and 3rd, Intro to DSLR Video with Dennis O’Clair will discuss simplicity and adaption. Anyone joining this workshop can expect to learn the technical aspects of video capture, including camera set up, frame rates, picture profiles and white balance. Exercises will cover metering, focusing, exposure techniques, camera movement and lighting. Participants will learn the technical foundation and the creative inspiration one needs to start producing professional video immediately. And if this wasn’t enough, Zacuto gear will be present!
Photo above by: Larissa Burak
To check out some of the summer workshops CPW is offering, we recommend The DSLR Video Frontier: Multimedia Storytelling beyond the Basics with Dave Anderson on July 26th-28th. This workshop is aimed at photographers who want to learn more about DSLR video. Dave Anderson will review work by photographers and more, who have had a successful run in production with new and innovative ways. If you’re attending, expect to get the royal treatment with instruction and feedback on shooting video, making audio recordings, researching and preparing stories, documentary interview techniques, and effective multitasking for small crew or solo shoots. The buck doesn’t stop there though! You will also be able to play around with gear such as; sliders, cranes, time lapse, a glidecam, and other useful filmmaking tools.
With Zacuto on board to support CPW, students can make the most of having Zacuto Z-Finder Pros, Z-Finder Pros for 3.2″ Screens, EVFs, a Target Shooter Kit, a Slingshot and a Fast Draw on deck to name a few. Coming to the workshops you can expect to learn more on DSLR Video and storytelling basics along with getting hands on experience with Zacuto gear! Sounds like a win!
To learn more on these workshops and other workshops throughout the year check out www.cpw.org.
Left photo by: Schuyler Duffy