Michael Artsis HDSLR seminar coming October 27th

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Four time Emmy Award Winner Michael Artsis passed along a note that he's doing an HDSLR seminar in New Jersey on October 27th and he'd love for you to attend and to suck all the knowledge he has out of his brain as well as the other speakers from his team.

I met Michael this April at NAB where he was one of the guys doing interviews at the Teradek live booth – they were broadcasting live from the show all week – and I was a guest several times (see video replays here).

A bit about Michael:

I’m a 4 Time Emmy award winning anchor, reporter and video journalist. I freelance for the New York Post, Newsday and several other organizations. I do sports, tech, entertainment, general news, live reporting and more. I also own a high end video production company.


There are discount codes: if you register by Sept 28th use “EarlyBird9AM” and thru October 27th you can use “Flyer4672”

Benefits of DSLR cameras – HDSLR cameras are amazing. They have stunning video at affordable prices and are small and travel well. They allow shooters to be creative and tell stories better then ever before. DSLR cameras offer you unbelievable control of your video image. they allow you to shoot true and beautiful full HD video at different frame rates. HDSLR cameras shoot great even in low light. Better then traditional HD video cameras that cost 20 times more and their low light performance destroys traditional video cameras. You can create unprecedented video and command a ton more money for each shoot. Your videos can be more well respected, will win awards and clients will be thrilled. But you need help! You need our tools and our guidance, because DSLR cameras aren’t easy to use. There are a lot of pitfalls and tricks to know. Once you know these tricks and tips you too can shoot unbelievable video. You will wonder why you ever uses anything else. This will be your only camera. You won’t need different cameras for different projects. All of that being said each situation requires a different setup with DSLR cameras. We will show you how to be prepared for each setup, so that your ready when each situation is thrown at you. You will be experienced prepared and excellent after taking our courses and most of all you will be ready to make a ton of money. we will give you the tools. Don’t be afraid of the cameras. Take our class and learn so you are prepared. We will make it all easy to understand and easy to use.


Benefits of HDSLR cameras – They allow shooters to be creative and tell stories better then ever before. HDSLR cameras offer you unbelievable control of your video image.

Aperture (aka F-Stop or Iris for video cameras) – Aperture for example will control the amount of light but it will also control depth of field. This is the single most important function for controlling your image. Learn when to use it and how.

Shutter Speed – We will show you how this can help you control the brightness to your video, effect the look and also help keep your Aperture down so you can have a shallow depth of field. Its a balancing act.

ISO (aka ASA or FILM SPEED) – In the video world this would be known as the Dirty word “Gain”, but in the HDSLR world ISO is a useful tool that allows you to add light to the image and in most cases without too much noise as HDSLR cameras perform very well in low light. We will show you what the ISO means and how it relates to everything else. This is an important aspect of shooting and will really help low light production.

Shooting Interviews – Shooting interviews seems easy but a lot can go wrong very quickly. We will show you what the pitfalls are, how to avoid them and how to shoot all interviews perfectly.

Run and Gun Shooting – Shooting on the run with DSLR cameras can be difficult, but once you know the pitfalls and how to avoid them you can shoot amazing footage quickly. These cameras can work better and look better then regular HD cameras even in these situations. But knowing what to do, how and when to do it will help you shoot amazing in these situations.

Lenses Selection – Picking the tight lenes are really important. Lenses can be expensive but we will tell you what lenses are must had, show you the differences and how to get the most out of them.

Lighting – Lighting is one of the most important things you can do on a shoot. Lighting correctly is extremely important. Lighting is not easy to figure out. We will show you what tools we use to save time and money.

Audio for Video – Bad audio will ruin great video all the time. We know all the best audio solutions for each camera and each situation. We will show you the way, so that you never get bad audio again.

Live Video Production for HDSLR Overview – This is where its all heading. Learn how to do LIVE video production with HDSLR cameras. Very few people know how to do this and do it effectively. Michael Artsis has mastered it, covering the Super Bowl live for The New York Post, doing countless other single camera and Multi camera live video productions with HDSLR gear. Now he will teach you.

 Disclaimer: Michael and crew are not a planet5D sponsor. (see more on our eithics page). We publish gear news because our users have asked us to let them know when we find things that may help them improve their shooting. If you're a gear maker and would like us to publish your HDSLR related products, please contact planet5D 

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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  1. I can’t wait for this seminar. I just signed up and I am very excited. I plan to bring my new 5D and learn a lot. Thanks for posting this planted 5D!!!

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