Sony EX-1

My Broadcast Documentary class progressed this week from the “pre-production” to the “production” stage, and students have begun to take out the Sony EX-1 cameras to execute their projects.

As I expected, a number of students are unsure about these machines, a natural reaction to any device so multi-faceted and complex as this one.

But, as I tell my students, these are extraordinary cameras, and the quality of the material that they generate compensates for the effort invested in learning how to use them. Learn to use these cameras, I tell them, because that’s the only way you can make them do on the screen what you see them doing in your head.