Introduction to cameras:
Safety rules and regulations:
- Never expose the camera in the rain or to water. If required to film in the rain ask the technician for an umbrella which can be used to protect the camera.
- Never do illegal actions or anything against the law when filming.
- Never film in dangerous places such as railways or anywhere prohibited this could result in disqualification
- Close the camera lens after use as, it is the most important an expensive part of the camera, and can damage the quality of the footage produced.
- In the case of an emergency always call the media department and go straight home with the camera if necessary,or if close to college return to the college as soon as possible.
- Always hand in the camera on time as there are only a limited number of cameras within the department which many other groups will need to use for filming.
below are the list of what we learnt about the camera and its functions from our media specialist Marisa.
- We were told how to always keep the focus on mannual focus as it is recommended to be better than auto focus.
- We were asked to always make sure that when inserting the camera onto the tripod always slide the camera on from the back.
- Always extend the legs of the tripod to its fullest, which can prevent the camera from titling
- Never place smudges or finger prints on the lens of the camera as it can affect the quality of the footage produced
- Always make sure you insert the memory card correctly.
- Never force anything in.