I've just gotten my first job with the Red. Although apparently the camera will come with a tech (owner?) I would like to be prepared. I remember that there was an LA local company at HD Expo that was offering a Red school. Anyone remember who that was? Or is there any other way to quickly get up to speed on the camera. I don't need to worry about post path other than to maximize the quality of my images. The job is in a month.
You might also check out the rental houses that support Red. They often have great info. e.g., I like what Keslow Camera has done and they can help if you're renting there.I think I learned the most when I shot my own tests of build 17, did my own files, etc... eye opening. mdp
I second Marks comment. There are lots of rental houses with good info. Keslow, The Camera House, and CamTec have well informed folks with lots of experience with Red.Here's a good site with some great info for first time and current users. http://www.xlfilms.tv/2008/red_2008.html
- FCP workflow
- Red Overview ( some inaccuracies)
- Build 17 Menu Tree
Good luck,Dane Brehm
Marty Mullin wrote :> Or is there any other way to quickly get up to speed on the camera. I'd recommend a couple of hours at a rental house that is both film and video. I've seen too many owner/rental vendors or RED/HD only vendors that are a little too high on the BS meter for my liking.
I would add to the "Reducators" Cliff Hsui, a DIT and VP at Sim Video who developed the Local 600 RED training seminar that we have been putting on in LA, NY, and New Orleans (so far.)
He has been very generous with his time and knowledge in our effort to get our members familiar with this camera.
Hi Marty,If you're looking for a class and don't mind paying for it, I believe Kappa Studios in Burbank hosts one. I get emails from them all the time and have seen their sign while driving by. No affiliation, of course, and I don't know a lot about their program, just seen the ads. http://www.kappastudios.com/?page_id=96 I agree that Cliff Hsui of Sim Video is a great teacher, and I learned a lot from the Local 600 training (got to spend an hour quizzing Brook Willard, who's a genius with the RED). Art Adams posted some great articles on ProVideoCoalition, too -- they really helped me out when I was doing my first RED shoot. I also took advantage of a rental house or two to learn about the camera beforehand, and felt pretty confident after doing lots of homework. I use a Canon DSLR a lot, and it felt very similar. Best, Graham Futerfas
I've got a bunch of old red articles on my blog that may help :
Thank you Mark for letting people know about Sim Video's involvement of the IATSE RED Workshop. If any members of the CML have any questions with the RED, its workflow, on set Data Procedures, Set up procedures or would like some hands on 1 on 1 with the camera, please contact me off list and I can try to accommodate something depending on scheduling and availability of our cameras at the Sim Video Hollywood office.Cliff Hsui
Marty - Kappa Studios holds a "RED Boot Camp" every so often. http://www.kappastudios.com/. I believe the instructor's name is Gianni, or ask for Paul Long.Steve Gyuire
>>If you're looking for a class and don't mind paying for it, I believe Kappa Studios in Burbank hosts >>one.Kappa Studios charges for a "Full day long course: $329 per person". We're just entering--tomorrow 1/17 as matter of the fact--into the RED training market, specializing in a different kind of education: teaching the complexities, intricacies, tricks and methods of data management and color correction using the available technologies, including 3cP, and our costs half as much. Jason Bauer,
Take Cliff up on his offer. I attended the Local 600 training session he taught in New Orleans and he is an excellent teacher.
Thanks, Steve.Marty Mullin
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