Sony is launching a new CineAlta Club, to provide support and training to cinematographers using its CineAlta range of cameras.

The CineAlta brand, home to cameras such as VENICE, Sony will be providing a series of online and offline training courses for the community to support them in their preparations for shooting season in the Spring.

Offline courses will happen when situation allows at Sony’s Digital Media Production Centre (DMPC) at Pinewood Studios.

There will be three sessions run by Sony specialists and industry professionals:

Crew Call is for crews who are using VENICE cameras – an opportunity to ask questions and get support from the experts (hosted online.); VENICE refresher: A two-hour session to get up to date on the latest cinematography workflows and VENICE camera upgrades. This will be hosted online and in-person when allowed at the DMPC and VENICE Accreditation: A two-day paid training course for DoP’s, DIT’s, Operators and AC’s with in-depth training on  VENICE cameras and production workflows to maximise on-set efficiency and creative expression. This will be hosted in-person when allowed at the DMPC.

“Here at Sony, we’re committed to supporting the cinematography industry like we have done since the introduction of our very first cinematic camera the HDW-F900 back in 1999. The industry and its crew have been providing us with sensational productions in cinemas and in our homes for years, and at a time where this industry have seen its productions halted due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we want to support and provide them with new knowledge and immediate first-hand guidance as they head into their shooting season.” Claus Pfeifer, Head of Connected Content Acquisition for Sony Professional Europe.

Jon Creamer