In Class we were given a briefing about the usage of the college's cameras and equipment;
We were usually revolving around the important subject of looking after the cameras properly, and of course ways in which we could do that. These ranged from using the cameras special umbrella to protect it, if we were shooting a scene in the rain, to staying as close as we possibly can to the college, in case we decided to go to 'Heathrow Airport' for some Plane Spotting...
- We were also given a detailed analyses and a practical on how to operate the cameras, as we were having to redo the process with prying eyes watching us.
- We were taught how to insert an SD card into the camera aswell as remove it, we were taught how to focus an object or person using manual zoom, which was preferable because using auto zoom would usually give unfocused scenes at times as it is always searching for something to focus on, unlike the manual zoom which locks the focus onto the person or object we are trying to get the audience attention on, without disturbed focus ruining the shot.
- We were then shown a special filter the camera uses to allow more light into the lens, this is usually used when filming in the dark, where there is less light etc. but it is always preferable to film with enough light even when filming in the dark.
THEN CAME THE 'apparently' HARD PART!