So our class just got a new T3i and we are splitting up into groups setting it up. Just making sure that we know how to use it, and hopefully get as good with that as with the predecessor, the T2i. I am relatively good with the T2i, to the point where I could shoot the entirety of the Boogerman video on my own (provided with actors) with no trouble. Hopefully there aren't too many major differences other than the flip out screen.
So this morning we were asked to set up a Canon Rebel T2i which was going to be used to interview some seniors participating in sports. We set up an audio adapter, hooked up a lavalier microphone and change the gain settings to get perfect audio. We set the white balance to our specifications, focused the camera, zoomed to a certain level. It was, all-in-all, a great way to get those settings drilled into our heads. We are now working toward decreasing the amount of time that it takes us to do all those things. I know, sounds boring. Don't you judge me!