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#1 Mi Ki

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:28 PM

What is the best position to start? I have only experience with DSLRs and I dont know anything about shooting with Alexa or RED and all these high-eng gear, so I am a bit afraid I would look like an idiot on the set. What is the best place to start for me?


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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:33 PM

What is the best position to start? I have only experience with DSLRs and I dont know anything about shooting with Alexa or RED and all these high-eng gear, so I am a bit afraid I would look like an idiot on the set. What is the best place to start for me?

 

Where are you located?  There are plenty of workshops all over the world that deal with basic operation of those cameras.


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:41 PM

I am from Czech Republic.


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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:12 PM

If you can't find a workshop, I would just try to get on some film shoots (student, indie or whatnot) that are using those cameras so that you could get some experience with them.  If you have any friends who own one of them, even better.


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#5 Cole Patrick Ellett

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:50 PM

I would also recommend looking into rental houses in your area. Internships at rental houses are great gateways to getting acquainted to gear and meeting camera crews. But I would say the best way to learn a camera is to be on set with it.


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#6 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 01:14 PM

One of the best and oldest film schools for cinematography is near you in Lodz, Poland: http://www.filmschool.lodz.pl/en/.
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