In our introduction to cameras we learnt the health and safety rules which are vital for successful filming.
In order for us to have a clear understanding of how the cameras must be treated, a few rules were highlighted to emphasis the importance and were thoroughly explained with a demonstration, followed by us doing the tasks as well.
Always ensure that the camera is always held by somebody responsible (member of the group) and that it is covered properly to avoid any scratches or breaks.
Ensure the memory card and battery are inserted correctly in the right slots.
Never touch the few finder or lens as natural oils from fingers will leave finger prints on the screen ruining all shots.
Return all the equipment at the agreed time.
Do not film in the rain without a big umbrella over the camera.
Remember all students in the group are responsible for any damage caused.
We also learned about the tripods which help u achieve all the angles and different levels when filming.
Make sure the legs are fully extended and pushed out so that the legs are level. This helps prevent a shaky/uneven tripod.
Always clip the camera from the back.
Use the lever to change levels/angles.
Always pick the tripod up don't drag across the floor.
Like the camera, ensure that the tripod is not out in the rain and is always being held not left on the floor/bench even if its not being used.