LIGHT & SOUND: A Film and Video Masterclass


LIGHT & SOUND: A Film and Video Masterclass 

A one-day interactive masterclass for filmmakers and content producers with Peter Curtis (ACS) and Mike Gissing.

Light and sound are the basic building blocks of film and video.  Together they create the mood and aesthetic of your film and direct the audience’s attention.  

This masterclass will develop your understanding of how sound and light underpin your work, and show you how to plan for a successful indoor and outdoor shoot. 

Through hands-on exercises and demonstration, you will

  • cover the fundamentals of lighting and sound
  • learn how to light and record interviews
  • plan a simple interior drama
  • explore the possibilities and pitfalls of shooting outdoors

With a small group size, all participants will use a range of professional lights and sound recording devices, and explore readily available alternatives.

The masterclass combines the talents and expertise of two industry professionals - Peter Curtis (ACS) and Mike Gissing.

This masterclass is suitable for

  • Those wanting to improve their technical skills in sound and lighting
  • Directors and producers wanting to improve their technical understanding and communicate with crew more effectively
  • Photographers starting to work in video
  • Vloggers, journalists and those creating video for their workplace

Information and bookings phone 03 6223 8344 or email [email protected]

Cost: $110 for WAT or ACS Members
         $140 for Non Members

Maximum group size - 16... book tickets below now!

Pete_Curtis.jpegPeter Curtis ACS 

Peter has been a cinematographer and lighting director working in the television industry for over 30 years.  His career has largely been at the ABC. For most of his career Peter has worked in Tasmania, however he’s also been posted to ABC bureaux in Moscow, Jerusalem and Washington DC, covering major international news and events since 1992.

Peters strengths are in documentary, magazine, current affairs, news, arts, rural and regional programs.  He’s also been involved in many short films produced through Wide Angle Tasmania. 

Over the years Peter has won numerous awards for his cinematography, including two national ACS “Golden Tripod” awards in Documentary (cinema and TV) and News Magazine categories.

Mike_Gissing_low_res.jpgMichael Gissing  

Mike has been involved in broadcast, production and post production for over 40 years. His specialty is post production with nearly 1000 documentary sound tracks done and colour grade and online of over 100 broadcast programs.

Mike's equipment specialty is the Fairlight audio systems and da Vinci Resolve picture software. Pre production to post production workflows are his forte. Michael has his own post production studio in Cygnet called Digital City Studios and is also producing and shooting his own documentaries.



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September 09, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:30pm
Wide Angle Tasmania
6 Washington St
South Hobart, TAS 7004
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Wide Angle Tasmania · · 03 6223 8344

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$140.00 Non Members
$110.00 WAT & ACS Members

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