theCameraClass

with award winning documentary team tony wilson and leo sullivan

WHAT PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CAMERA CLASS - six

The Camera Class workshop June 07
The Camera Class workshop January

EXTREMELY PRACTICAL AND INFORMATIVE...

'When I did the MiniDV camera course with Tony and Leo at AFTRS I found it to be extremely practical and informative. Their instruction gave me a solid base of knowledge in the technical aspects of DV camera operation, which has in turn greatly improved my ability to creatively capture the sound and images. I would recommend this course to anyone who does not want to leave the quality of their filming to chance.'

Zyra McAuliffe: Media Arts and Production student UTS

DEMYSTIFIED THE TECHNICAL SIDE OF CAMERA AND SOUND ...

'Tony and Leo's instruction was superb. It's amazing what they packed into the two days and I came out of it feeling that the lessons had demystified the technical side of camera and sound. I'd feel quite happy now about shooting a basic interview and a not-too-adventurous sequence in the field. The course has also given me a hugely increased respect for the art of good professional camera work; but it has also made me aware of the enormous potential of these small DVC cameras in current-affairs TV story-telling. '

Ross Coulthart: Journalist, Sunday TCN9

WELL ADAPTED...

'Well chosen wisdom from the best professionals, accessibly expressed, and well adapted individually to students' levels of experience.'

Tom Molomby

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN TO USE A CAMERA...

'If you want to learn how to use a camera, there could be no better mentor than Tony Wilson, ACS. A superb operator himself, he's a superb teacher as well. I should know. Just about everything I know about camerawork I learned from Tony. He taught me how to get the best out of my 16mm Aaton in the 1980s, and opened my eyes to the new mini DV cameras in the 1990s. And when I move on to hi-def, I'll be making a beeline for Tony's workshop.'

Bob Connolly: (with Robin Anderson) First Contact, Joe Leahys Neighbours

Black Harvest, Rats in the Ranks, Facing the Music

PIONEERED THE USE OF NEW DIGITAL CAMERAS...

'Tony Wilson, ACS, the maestro of documentary cinematography, has pioneered the use of new, digital cameras, demonstrating how the extraordinary advances in technological innovation can be used to better tell our stories. When I am filming, Tony's imparted knowledge is always there to make things better'.

Dennis O'Rourke: Cannibal Tours, Good Woman of Bangkok, Cunnamulla

SPECIALISED IN DIGITAL AND HIGH DEFINITION CAMERAS...

'Tony Wilson, ACS is one of Australia's best documentary cinematographers. Over the last few years he has specialised in digital cameras and more recently in high definition cameras. I have benefited hugely from Tony generously sharing his expertise with me. He manages to convey technical details in a way that they can be easily grasped and his knowledge is immense.'

Curtis Levy: High Noon In Jakarta, The President Versus David Hicks

A TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE...

'There are no two more experienced people than Tony Wilson, ACS and Leo Sullivan to teach beginners and more experienced directors the art of camera and sound coverage using the latest HDV cameras. Be prepared for a transformative experience!'

Tom Zubrycki: Billal, The Diplomat, Vietnam Symphony

I'VE JUST RETURNED...

'Thank you for the course and all your help... I've just returned from Argentina where I was filming a story for Sunday... first time as a one- woman band... most exciting.. and thanks to your wonderful tuition I felt very confident with everything.'

Kirstine Lumb: Channel 9 Sunday Program Producer

AND NOW I FINALLY KNOW WHAT THE IRIS CAN DO...

'They are demystifiers and dehumidifiers. With their help I've conquered the night sweats reliving the moment when I was slave to the arcane circuitry of the PD-150. Scratchy, pulsing sound or worse still...no sound from the interviewee. And now I finally know what the iris can do! Think I'll send Tony and Leo a bunch of them.'

Chris Ardill-Guinness: Blakmoon Media

THANKS...

'Thanks guys for blowing away my techno phobia.'

Janet Bell: Producer-Director

USING MANUAL SETTINGS AND KNOWING WHY I NEED TO...

'The Camera Class combines practical hands-on learning with insights into the thinking behind camera/sound work. The class is thorough, efficient and enjoyable. I came away transformed - from no knowledge of how to get away from automatic settings to understanding and using the manual settings (and knowing why I need to). I learnt more about my own camera and about industry standard cameras. I recommend the course.'

Jock Cheetham: Freelance journalist

BOOSTED MY CONFIDENCE...

'Doing Tony and Leo's 2 day class has boosted my confidence in using my new Z1 camera and given me dozens of practical tips for shooting with a minimal crew. A mix of demonstrations, talk and exercises, the class was both fun and stimulating. Tony and Leo are not only highly experienced, they're also generous with their knowledge. All in all, very stimulating and I feel much happier about picking up the new camera'

Rod Freedman: Producer/Director - Uncle Chatzkel, Everyday Brave Series, Australian Biography Series