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Blackmagic URSA Camera and Lighting Weekend


Dates: TBC, 1 Weekend

€250 members / €280 non-members

Filmbase are excited to present our new Blackmagic Camera and Lighting weekend with Cinematographer Baz al-Rawi. Using the Blackmagic URSA & Pocket Cinema Cameras, this intensive hands on course will introduce students to the range of functions and possibilities these groundbreaking cameras offer.

Course Intro:

The course is designed to give participants an overview of the functions of the Blackmagic URSA & Pocket Cinema Camera. With class numbers limited, individual feedback is an integral part of this course.


On completion of the course participants will have gained the knowledge required to operate the Blackmagic URSA & Pocket Cinema cameras, learn basic film making techniques including composition and working with different lighting setups.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the Blackmagic URSA Pocket Cinema Cameras
  • Camera Functions & controls
  • Lenses / Image Control
  • Composition
  • Practical Exercises
  • Best practices for backing up media
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Handling equipment

Lead Tutor: Baz al-Rawi

A graduate of the National Film School, Basil Al-Rawi is a cinematographer, photographer and lecturer. He has worked as a cinematographer on several festival-screened productions and his photographic work has been exhibited and published in the UK, Europe, South America and Australia.


TBC, Saturday and Sunday

Class times:

  • Saturday 10.30 – 5pm, Sunday 11 – 5.30pm


  • €250 Members / €280 non-members
  • Annual Filmbase Membership is €65 / €50
  • This fee covers all course materials and equipment usage for practical exercises


  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street


To reserve your place on this course, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information, email our Training Department at Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.