MASTERCLASS: Digital Cinematography Log and Raw



In the first half of the masterclass, the trainer will explain the difference between conventional video workflows and modern digital cinema workflows that use either raw or log encoding.

In the second half, the class will shoot examples of conventional video, log video and raw video and then take the footage into post production to study and compare how each performs and to understand the differences between them.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand gamma curves, the difference between standard gamma, log gamma and raw
  • Learn to expose log gammas and raw for maximum quality
  • Understand the use of grey cards and waveform monitors
  • Learn how to use Look Up Tables (LUT’s) in camera or on set to assist with exposure and image assessment
  • Learn how to use a camera Exposure Index function to control the exposure range and alter the camera latitude
  • Understand the post production workflow: Introduction to handling log and raw footage in post production
  • Introduction to the Academy of Motion Pictures ACES digital cinema workflow


Who Should Attend

Cameramen, Directors of Photography, Directors


(Duration) Date

(2 Days) -

Registration Closing Date: -



9:30am to 5:30pm


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-

Full Course Fee*: S$3,103.00

*This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant (T-Assist). Terms and conditions apply. For more information, click here


Trainer Profile

Alister Chapman started working in broadcast television in 1987 filming the world rally championship as a camera assistant and then junior camera operator shooting on 16mm film and then on video. He was also responsible for designing and fitting in car cameras to race and rally cars for BBC. He became freelance in 1990 but continued to film motor racing for BBC, Eurosport and Sky until 1995. In 1995, he started to film, edit and produce a magazine programme for Sky television called X-Culture about adventure sports. In 1999, his own production company got a commission from National Geographic to produce a one-hour special on severe storms and tornado chasing called Twister Tours. Further commissions from Discovery and Channel 4 followed this. In 2001, he started shooting high-end stock footage for use in documentaries and films and continue to do this today. His footage has been included in hundreds of television programmes and several feature films including East of Eden, The Day After Tomorrow and Into The Storm. He also consults on camera setup and workflow for many production companies and broadcasters. He runs camera-training events for Estonia TV and NRK (Norway) and he is an assessor for Estonia TV’s Education Department.

Alister is a Sony ICE (independent Certified Expert). His specialties are news and documentary camera work, digital cinematography, digital imaging technician, advanced camera setup. He was one of the first Sony ICE’s and helped establish the ICE programme in Europe in 2009.



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