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Shooting HD Video with your DSLR

Skill Level 1

$295 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.

Class Description

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You should have some basic photography skills and be familiar with the following terms and concepts:

This online tutorial may be helpful as would a basic photography class.

Most of today's digital cameras will allow you to shoot HD video with minimal gear. In fact, DSLR cameras (still cameras) are currently being used professionally to film broadcast-quality TV shows, commercials and videos. Our one-day crash course will get you up to speed quickly, giving you the necessary skills to immediately begin shooting your own films and videos. Our instructor—an experienced filmmaker—covers the essentials of shooting video, including: cameras, lenses, microphones, lighting, video formats and more.

Who Should Take This Class

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

  • Video Cameras
  • DSLR cameras for video
Gear Basics
  • Cameras
  • Lenses
  • Tripods and Stabilizers
  • Rigs
  • Eyepieces, Loupes
  • Other options
What is HD video?
  • resolution
  • frame rate
  • aspect ratio
  • international standards (NTSC, PAL etc.)
Elements of Audio
  • different types of connectors (XLR, 1/4 inch, mini)
  • sampling frequency
  • bit depth
  • audio recorders
  • microphones
Shooting Great Video
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Exposure
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • Focus
  • Depth of Field
  • Lighting
  • 3-point lighting
The Video Shoot (Hands-on)
  • setting up camera and tripod
  • setting up microphones and audio recorder
  • setting up lighting
  • composition and framing
  • controlling depth of field
  • on-set protocols for recording audio and video
  • room tone
  • conducting an interview
  • shooting B-roll
Preparing for the Edit
  • transferring and organizing media
  • looking at and logging clips
  • discussion of editing options for both Mac and Windows

For hands-on editing, see our Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro class

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This is a "Level 1" class

Level 1: For students new to the software or skill being taught, or with broad gaps in knowledge, but familiar with the concepts under discussion

Required Knowledge: The following (or equivalent experience) is Required:

All of our classes require basic computer skills

Not currently scheduled. However, custom training and consulting are available: contact us for rates and information.


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