A Guide to Recording in Log with Alister Chapman

Alister Chapman - A Guide To Recording Log
A Guide to Recording in Log with Alister Chapman
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What is Log and how is it different from standard gamma? Why and when should you use Log? How do you expose it and how do you work with it in post production? All these questions and more will be answered in this one day log primer workshop.

Shooting with Log is very different to shooting with traditional gammas and you need to alter your approach to shooting when using it. This workshop will help you understand the changes you need to make, provide guidance on exposure and explore log workflows looking at the use of LUT’s, Exposure Index and handling log in post production.

A number of free LUT’s will be made available for attendees of this workshop.

Throughout the day of training we will cover:


• Why shoot with log, when would you use it.
• What is gamma and how is log gamma different to standard gammas like Rec-709.
• How do you expose log.
• Measuring and assessing log exposure.
• LUT’s - what are they and what should they be used for.


• Exposure Index -How to shift your exposure with CineEI or offset LUT’s.
• Basic post production using LUT’s
• Grading Log using “S” curves.
• Colour managed workflows that really make working with log easy.
• Q&A

Who is this workshop for?

• Skill Level - Intermediate
• Everyone using a Log Format of any kind. S-Log, C-Log, V-Log etc.
• Owners of any brand / style of video camera

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Who is Alister Chapman?

Alister is one of the most highly respected cameramen / industry tutors around. Operating as a freelance DOP/producer/editor, Alister has worked in broadcast television since 1984. He has consulted on major projects for New York museums, provided stock footage to over 30 clients and filmed for the BBC, Sky, NBC and Discovery.

As a Sony ICE (Independent Certified Expert) Alister travels the world, running workshops and training professionals on Sony products. Despite his close connection to Sony, Alister has always maintained an objective, independant and unbiased viewpoint. Choosing the tools and workflows that work for him and his clients first and foremost.

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What is ProAV Academy?

In response to high demand from our customers for high quality educational workshops, we are excited to be launching ProAV Academy. A program of training workshops, led by industry leading practitioners, offering working professionals across the industry opportunities to develop their craft.

We aim to cover a wide variety of video production topics, from essential camera skills and working with clients to audio technology and post-production. All with the aim of helping our customers upskill themselves and create better work for their clients.

Regular high quality training is incredibly important to ensure you are working to the best of your ability. We are very proud to be able to provide our customers with training workshops aimed at a variety of skill and experience levels. No matter your place within the industry, from those new to video, to established working professionals, ProAV Academy is your home for high quality learning in the UK.

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