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Weekend Hands-on Camera & Lighting Workshop


May, Sat & Sun

€240 Members / €280 Non-Members

Using the Blackmagic URSA & Usra Mini Pro 4.6K, this course will introduce students to the range of functions and possibilities these groundbreaking cameras offer.


The course is designed to give participants an overview of the functions of the Blackmagic URSA & URSA Mini Pro 4.6K. 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
  • Framing and composition
  • Camera movements
  • Camera and tripod set up
  • Lenses / Image Control
  • Practical Exercises
  • Best practices for backing up media
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Handling equipment

Lead Tutor: Jaro Waldeck jaro-photo

Jaro Waldeck is a DOP with Master of Arts in Cinematography from FAMU Prague and a Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography from Columbia College Chicago. She won  Best Cinematography Award at the 7th Underground Cinema Awards Dún Laoghaire and picked up the Best Cinematography Award at the 48Hour Film Project Dublin. Jaro has worked on projects ranging from short narrative and documentary films, to music videos, TV documentaries and commercials and promos.

As well as focusing on lighting and camera operating, Jaro has three years combined experience teaching cinematography and supervising student film-shoots. Her skills and experience involve working with all modern digital semi-pro and fully professional cameras and work flows, 35mm and 16mm film stocks and cameras, lighting and camera support equipment, colour corrections, location scouting, technical script analysis, storyboarding and shot list creation.



  • May, Sat & Sun

Class times:

  • 10.30am – 5.00pm Sat / 11am – 5.30pm Sun


  • €240 Members / €280 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit


  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved Street

To book your place, contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information, email our training department Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.