Camera training by Lighting Cameraman Graeme Strong

In 2019, Graeme worked on Grand Designs, Masterchef, The Apprentice and Hunted

For 2020, he is launching bespoke 2 to 1 and group training FS7 courses for self-shooters In London and all over UK.

‘Graeme is a natural teacher and added to his extensive professional experience, he gave us a comprehensive introduction to the FS7.  Graeme was incredibly patient and demystified the camera for me.  I now want to learn more and put it into action!’  Tina Gortmans, freelance SP

‘With years of experience, Graeme’s knowledge is superb and provides clear and patient instruction’  Johanna Fry, freelance AP and founder of Johanna Fry Films

‘Graeme’s methodical and patient teaching style was ideal for me to get my head round a complex camera.  The environment was relaxed and I felt I could raise any questions without feeling stupid.  The exercises were a big hit – constantly pushing me into the mindset of a seasoned camera professional’  Ruppert Gabriel, freelance SP

‘Today went really well, great getting time to use the camera and go through everything at a pace that suits us.  Would definitely come to another course!’  Lily Kiang, co-ordinator, Windfall Films

Training Packages:

  • FS7:  Comprehensive training covering aspects of camera and directing (2 days – recommended) 
  • FS7:  An Introduction to the Camera
  • FS7:  Intermediary Level

These courses can be booked individually, as a group or as a production.  For production and corporate companies, Graeme can train at your premises.  He can supply kit (as listed here) for training.  Please email strong.graeme@gmail.com for rates and dates. 

Graeme’s hands-on, in-depth small group training will cover the following topics:

  • Navigating menus
  • Techniques for focusing
  • Shooting for the edit
  • Making the most of your lenses
  • Audio settings
  • Crossing the line
  • Time Code
  • Basic i/v lighting and colour temperature
  • Custom Settings
  • Composition and rule of thirds
  • Cine EI and luts
  • White balancing under mixed lighting
  • Codecs
  • Burning in a lut
  • Recording formats
  • Depth of field and how to control it
  • Gammas and Hypergammas
  • Exposure tools
  • Essential first checks
  • ISO and noise
  • Slow and quick recording
  • Covering shots and cutaways
  • High Frame Rate shooting
  • Tripod technique
  • Balancing the camera
  • Handheld shooting tips
  • Focal lengths and f stops
  • Holding shots
  • NDs and variable NDs