Shooting Docs on DSLR

JUST ANNOUNCED: Not yet a DOC BC member? New members who sign up at this event will receive a FREE TICKET to the Projecting Change Film Festival. Check out their lineup at

DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras, such as the 5D and 7D, T2i and T3i, are quickly becoming the cameras of choice for low-budget filmmakers. They’re (relatively) cheap, there’s a huge variety of lenses readily available, and they create beautiful pictures. They’re not perfect, however (as anyone who’s tried to shoot with a shallow depth of field can tell you). We have a panel of four experts to help you understand what these cameras can and can’t do and whether they’re right for your next production.

Our panel of experts includes director Michael Bernard (Coast Modern), filmmaker Jesse James Miller (Uganda Rising, Facing Ali), cinematographer Dan McKinney (In a Small Town) and post-supervisor/colourist Rob Neilson of Etch Media.

The workshop will be held at VIVO, Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre, at 1965 Main Street in Vancouver. Beer, wine and other goodies will be available at their cash bar.

Admission is FREE for DOC BC members, $10 at the door for non-members, and $5 for students with ID. E-mail us at to inquire about your membership status. Hope you can make it!

Photo: Christian Lai

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