PDF handouts and presentation slides not yet converted to HTML
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I'm in the process of converting my handouts to pages on this site for easier access from a smartphone, tablet, or browser. The following handouts are only available as PDF documents at this time. However, the plan is to convert them before Fall 2024.

Workshops
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Camera workshops 1 and 2
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Camera Workshop 1 (PDF) — camera workshop slides from camera workshop 1 of 2 inVideo Basics

Camera Workshop 1 Handout (PDF) — handout outlining activities in camera workshop 1 of 2 inVideo Basics

Camera Workshop 2 (PDF) — camera workshop slides from camera workshop 2 of 2 inVideo Basics

Camera Workshop 2 Handout (PDF) — handout outlining activities in camera workshop 2 of 2 inVideo Basics

Notes on Camera Fundamentals (PDF) — notes on lens and camera fundamentals

Camera Report (PDF) — use this form to document camera settings, lens settings, video format, and notes for each take during production

Lighting workshop
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Lighting Workshop (PDF) — slide deck from Video Basics lighting workshop and follow-up activities

Lighting Workshop Handout (PDF) — handout outlining activities of the lighting workshop in Video Basics

Camera Report (PDF) — use this form to document camera settings, lens settings, video format, and notes for each take during production

Lighting Plots (PDF) — use this form to document lighting plots during the lighting workshop

Location sound workshop
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Location Sound Recording Fundamentals (PDF) — fundamentals of sound recording slide deck

Location Sound Recording Workshop (PDF) — location sound recording workshop slide deck

Location Sound Recording Workshop Handout (PDF) — handout outlining activities of Location Sound Recording Workshop in Video Basics

Notes on Location Sound Recording (PDF) — notes on location sound recording

Sound Report (PDF) — use this form to document sound recorder settings, audio format, channel assignments, and notes for each take during production

Micro-Documentary Project
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Notes on the micro documentary (PDF) — provides a starting point for the Micro-Documentary project with links to examples

Notes on the Interview (PDF) — notes I've collected over the years performing documentary interviews; use this as a preparation checklist

Shooting Guidelines (PDF) — a summary of guidelines that will help you shoot better documentary and observational video

Release forms (PDF) — includes release forms needed for documentary productions with an introduction and reference links; an entertainment attorney with documentary experience authored these forms for me when I was working on a commissioned documentary with a budget for legal fees and I've used them in my own work every since

Additional handouts
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Notes on Preproduction Handout (PDF) — capsule summary of what you need to know to prepare for fiction production projects

Audio-Technica BP4029 Stereo Shotgun Microphone (PDF) — everything you need to know about the BP4029, the ultimate microphone for cinéma-vérité style shooting

Getting Started with the Zoom H4n (PDF) — everything you need to know to start working with the H4n