Equipping the Adventure
Portablility, price and ease of use have placed the tools of filmmaking in the hands of anybody with a desire to communicate. Students will arrive in Cuba as a “moveable production studio,” that is to say with their camera and laptop in hand. An HDSLR is a good camera choice for its size, relative low-cost and superior image quality. But even an iPhone 6 Plus is a viable tool for documentarians. And of course traditional video cameras are welcome.
“Life is written without an eraser. Fortunately we have editing software." - Cinewright
Students should install Adobe Premiere Pro before coming to Cuba. They will learn the basics of editing starting from selecting shots to assembling a finished documentary.