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James Ball

James Ball James Ball is a freelance director of photography (DP) and camera operator with 25 years of experience. Jim's expertise is applying the many tools of the trade to capture great moments as they unfold. He travels the globe for his craft, working on feature-length documentaries for various channels, including National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian, and PBS. As a member of IATSE Local 600, he operates on dramatic features for HBO, VH-1, and many independent and studio productions.
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  • view course page for LED & Compact Video Lighting

    Find out how to make video lighting for your next production more mobile and efficient with LEDs. James Ball discusses the advantages of LEDs vs. tungsten and fluorescent lighting, and shows how to bounce, diffuse, and manipulate the color temperature of LEDs.

    1h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mirrorless 4K Cameras for Video Production

    An in-depth review of the popular mirrorless digital still cameras, with a special focus on the newer models, such as the Panasonic GH4 or Sony a7S, which offer internal and external 4K video recording.

    2h 46m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Multi-Camera Video Production and Post

    Learn how to organize and run multicamera video productions, and use tools such as Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro to fine-tune the results.

    3h 55m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Car and Motorcycle Mounts

  • view course page for Lighting a Video Interview

    Learn how to assemble the right gear, frame your shoot, and control the lighting on the set of a video interview. Get techniques that will flatter your subjects and your budget.

    2h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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“All of the instructors you have for graphics/3D/animation are great! Many of them remind me of the wonderful professors I have at my college, just a LOT more mobile!” —Michael M.
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