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Nashville Filmmakers Guild Fall Workshops

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5

The Nashville Filmmakers Guild is teaming up with Abel Cine to host a weekend full of filmmaking workshops for the camera department. This workshop series kicks off with a day of Assistant Camera (AC) training. Broken into half days, Friday morning starts with AC 101 and the afternoon finishes up with AC 201 sessions. Saturday the series finishes with an Alexa Mini Operators certification full day class.

These classes are being presented at a very special rate as these classes normally go for double, if not quadruple the ticketed prices. Only through NFG, the Tennessee Entertainment Commission, and it’s supporting organizations are we able to offer these classes with huge discounts!

Whether you’re just beginning to get expereince in the camera department or you’d like to hone in your skills as an operator/cinematographer, this weekend of classes should have something for everyone. But there’s limited spots available so you will want to reserve your tickets early!


Friday November 17th:
AC 101: 9am – 12pm
AC 201: 1pm – 4pm

Saturday November 18th:
Alexa Mini Certification: 9am – 4pm

Note: Snacks and bottled water will be provided, attendees are responsible for their own lunches.



November 17 Morning Session
This class is designed to give you a good grounding in all aspects of a professional motion picture camera. You will learn all the key components that are used to build a professional camera system and will become familiar with the functionality of all pro tripod and fluid head platforms. Camera support, form and function are discussed, as well as all accessories relating to camera body and lens function. Routing of electronics and electrical accessories, along with various cable connectors and their function will be discussed. We’ll also cover lens design and function. You will become familiar with building the camera body and accessories onto lenses.

Topics include:

  • Building your camera: setting up and operating a fluid head and tripod
  • Lenses and lens options: matteboxes, lens supports, baseplates, follow focuses
  • Choosing and using the correct filters
  • Battery and power options
  • Cabling
  • Case/bag options for transporting equipment
  • Hints and tips for when you’re on-set


November 17 Afternoon Session
The Digital AC 201 class builds on knowledge gained from the 101 class. This class will approach the curriculum from a professional camera prep point of view. You will learn to build camera packages according to the needs of production. Issues such as aspect ratio, frame rates, monitoring scenarios, and codecs will be discussed. Once these criteria have been covered, you will build a camera from the ground up into a complete package. Once built, each part of the system will be checked and tested. Internal and external recording scenarios will also be tested and discussed.

Topics include:

  • Planning for your shoot
  • Choosing aspect ratio, frame rate
  • Selecting camera accessories, power and support equipment
  • Available lens options, matteboxes, lens interface and support
  • How to test prime and zoom lenses
  • Signal distribution
  • On-board recorder and monitor options
  • Setting up a client monitor
  • Adjusting and saving user settings
  • Using digital media




This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches you the skills needed to operate the ARRI ALEXA Mini cameras. Designed for working professionals, as well as those looking to enter the field, this course gives you detailed instruction on camera set up, operation and workflows. By the end of the two-days, you will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the ALEXA and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety of production scenarios.

In this very practical class, you will work in small groups to shoot test footage and gain familiarity with ALEXA cameras. You will learn how to set up the camera and get the best look for each shot.

Topics include:

  • Camera settings, control, and menus
  • Setting up the camera
  • Recording and resolution options
  • 16:9 / 4:3 / Open Gate, resolutions, raw, ProRes, etc.
  • System frame rate, HS mode, etc.
  • Understanding scopes
  • Log and Raw
  • Exposure tools, best practices
  • Looks and LUTs
  • Shoot
  • Exposure tests
  • Review footage / post production tips
  • Q&A

If you complete AbelCine’s In-Depth: ARRI Alexa Mini workshp you will receive a Certificate of Completion from AbelCine. This comprehensive workshop is designed to give you a strong working knowledge of production tools and practices. The certificate indicates that you have completed the workshop and have experience in the operation of these tools. Workshop attendees will be added to the ARRI ALEXA Mini Tech List.


November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
November 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Studio 615
272 Broadmoor Drive
Nashville, TN 37207 United States
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