Cost €100 per person (includes VAT)
Location Castletown House & Parklands, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Date July 2, 2022
Times 10am – 1pm
Length 4km walk on established trails and walkways
This 3 hour workshop at Castletown House and Parklands in Celbridge, Co. Kildare will introduce you to the world of outdoor video productions and photography. Mark Flagler will share his 20 years experience and knowledge and offer many tricks of the trade. Throughout the day Mark will discuss possible shooting scenarios, explain in detail his thought process, work through foreseen challenges/obstacles, show its execution and answer the many questions that may arise. This is a “hands-on” workshop full of practice and discussions so come prepared to take part and learn from someone who has “been there and done that” in the industry. This workshop will help attendees improve their production skills and knowledge of working in the great outdoors.
Mark is also a professional outdoor photographer. The primary focus of these workshops is videography but photography will be discussed for those who are interested.
Planning and preparing for the shoot
Research production locations
Weather Apps, preparing for ever-changing weather
Packing video production equipment for backcountry travel
Types of cameras for different shoots (video and photography)
Using tripods, gimbals, drones, sliders, jibs
Recording audio, boom microphones, lavalier mics, audio recorders
Batteries and charging in the field
Video angles, shot selection
Camera media, backing up files in the field
Discuss clothing for outdoor productions (gloves for camera work, rain gear, footwear, etc)
Leave No Trace Ethics
And much, much more…
The group will meet up at the Castletown car park (HERE) at 10am sharp. There will be a 10-15 minute introduction and brief explanation of what the day entails then we are off exploring the 550-acre estate.
The group will follow the established trails throughout grounds. During the 4km walk we stop at signature landmarks to discuss the many aspects of outdoor productions and answer questions. We will visit the old bath house along the River Liffey, observe the resident swans and other birds at the lake, walk across open fields and down the Avenue to the steps of Castletown House. At each location Mark will talk about key topics of filming outdoors all while experiencing the impressive scenery of Castletown House & Parklands.
Plan to be out in the field for up to 3 hours. You will need to be physically fit enough to walk comfortably on trails for 4 kilometers carrying your camera gear (if you decide to bring it), additional clothing, food/snacks and water. Pay attention to the weather for that day and dress appropriately. Please do not leave any valuables in your car during the workshop.
All skill levels welcome! Having video production gear for the workshop isn’t mandatory. I’ll have my camera kit with me and will discuss shot lists, camera angles, shooting in difficult weather conditions, etc. This is not a “teach you how to film” workshop but a course to help individuals to improve their knowledge and skills in outdoor video production.
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