Meet author KURT LANCASTER author of DSLR CINEMA at a hands on seminar in Austin, TX

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Author, Teacher, and Producer KURT LANCASTER presents a hands-on workshop Shooting Cinematically with DSLR Cameras at Texas Media Systems, Austin, TX.

Lancaster will provide an overview of visual storytelling and a brief history of the DSLR cinema movement, the students will work with him in the field as they document a location, receive critiques, then go off in pairs to shoot and record interviews and action shots.

Skills include, using the proper settings of a DSLR (ISO, f-stops/aperture, color balance, lenses, and focus--including deep focus and shallow focus, as well as audio. Students will also learn about the importance of finding the right story and class storytelling models in order to enhance your work. In addition, editing for pacing and rhythm in a story will also be covered (including the creation of a sound design).

Attend this workshop by Kurt Lancaster, the author of DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Video and Video Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling, to help improve your shooting and storytelling skills.
This workshop is for students, as well as professional filmmakers and journalists.

Texas Media Systems, 4311 Medical Parkway Austin, Texas 78756
Saturday, June 23 10-5pm Sunday, June 24 10-3pm
Cost: $350 Sign up online:

Shortly after registering you will receive an email to a password protected lecture presented by Lancaster at the Austin School of Film in February 2012.

DSLR Cinema from Focal Press presents insights into different shooting styles and real-world tips and techniques indispensable to any DSLR filmmaker. The book features case studies of an international cast of cutting edge DSLR shooters, including Philip Bloom, Shane Hurlbut, Bernardo Uzeda, Rii Schroer, and many more. The films are examined in detail, exploring how each exemplifies great storytelling, exceptional visual character, and how you can push the limits of your DSLR. Covered in this book: - Inside perspective from a master class of DSLR shooters - Emphasis on visual technique related to great stories - Progression from the fundamental tools needed by DSLR shooters to advanced techniques - Wide array of technical information: composition, lighting, camera movement, lenses, audio, postproduction workflow, and more. - Lavish, full-color illustrations showcase real world examples from real DSLR videos - Companion Web site shows you the films discussed in the book, and more. The book is available at Texas Media Systems.

About Texas Media Systems: Texas Media Systems is one of the leading audio-visual presentation (AVP) companies in central Texas. We began in 1996 by selling Avid non-linear editing systems, but have grown into a company offering boutique-style services for AV clients like Apple Computer, Webb County, Dell, Microsoft, and the Department of Athletics at the University of Texas. We've worked hand-in-hand with a number of Texas producers and directors, including Robert Rodriguez, Mike Judge, & Richard Linklater. We're also heavily involved in the commercial market--from post-houses, game developers, and other professionals within the freelance community. We can assist you in creating an equipment list, drawing up specifications, and preparing line drawings. We also offer sales, design, installation, rentals, and AV spec/consulting. After recognizing your needs and understanding your creative vision, we will create a proposal with products from established companies. We know the purpose of your AV system is to communicate with your audience. At Texas Media Systems, we design systems that maximize your dollar and make sure that your message is heard (or seen) loud and clear.