Workshops and Training

BC-Asia-lighting-2 Workshops and TrainingWant to learn how to get the very best from your camera? Want to understand how adjust and control the colour or contrast in your images? Improve your lighting, time-lapse editing or grading skills.

I (Alister Chapman) am a cameraman and producer with over 30 years of experience in broadcast television, corporate video and commercial production. I was a founding member of the Sony ICE (Independent Certified Expert) programme. I provide workshops and seminars across the world for Universities, production companies and individuals (see my guide to training costs at the bottom of the page).
I run everything from simple 1 or 2 hour seminars to multi-day, hands-on film production workshops covering almost everything you need to know to shoot a film. As a working Cinematographer my skills are current and up to date. I am well known for my expertise at taking often difficult concepts and making them easy to understand.

As well as hosting events and workshops for 3rd parties I run a number of educational expeditions and workshops throughout the year.

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Students at Singapore Media Academy learn how to shoot and produce a short film under the guidance of Alister Chapman and Bruce Logan.

In the winter I take groups up to Norway to shoot the Northern Lights. In the early summer there are opportunities to go storm chasing in the USA. Contact me for more information about these expeditions of a lifetime.

Private workshops and Individual Training.

Looking for individual training or a private workshop? I can provide tailored workshops to fit your needs. The training is industry relevant from a highly regarded industry professional (me), not some tutor that hasn’t worked in production for decades. My rates are very reasonable starting at just $950 (£750) per day. I charge the same whether there is just one person or 100 people, so feel free to club together with colleges to share the costs. In addition to my day rate, if travel is involved you must cover my travel expenses, hotel and subsistence. I will only fly long haul in Premium Economy or business class and hotels must be 3 star or better. For a full quote please use the contact form.

For more info on upcoming workshops and events click on the links below.


11 thoughts on “Workshops and Training”

  1. Hi alister
    I am mohammad from lebanon and living in qatar i am a camera man from 7 years ago and using the ex3cam before 3 years ago i like to learn more and more about this cam i need that realy so plz can you send to me more information about the 2012 trip
    Best regard

    1. If you get the Fujinon ACM-21 or MTF B4 to EX3 adapter you can use a huge range of 2/3″ B4 lenses on the EX3. However these won’t have auto focus. These lenses can be expensive to buy, but there are plenty available for rental. Zoom ranges unto 44x with 2x doublers are available.

      Autofocus is not considered a professional function on broadcast cameras so it’s not commonly available.

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  3. Hi,Alister,i from Malaysia,just ask that i just bought Sony Pmw-200,but my camera recording format didn”t have
    HD422 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR – 1920×1080/ 59.94i, 29.97p,23.98p
    – 1280×720/ 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p HD420 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
    – 1440×1080/ 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
    – 1280×720/ 59.94p, 23.98p
    – 720×486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
    So that need ur help,thankyou!

    1. The camera is in FAT mode. You need to change to UDF mode (in the “others” menu to get the 422 options. You can only use SxS or XQD cards in UDF mode.

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