Nov. 9 - 10, 2019
March 21 - 22, 2020
Fundamentals of DSLR | 2 Day
Fundamentals of DSLR Video Production Training - $399
[TWO-DAY INTENSIVE, 10am - 5pm]
Through discussing key concepts of DLSR Video, demonstration on the camera components and hands-on shooting activities, students will learn the basic principles and applicable skills of operating a DSLR camera for video production, and some techniques and strategies for shooting high quality video.
Module 1 (10am - 11:30am)
Setting up and controlling your DSLR - An introduction to making connections and installing cards.
Menu Controls (Resolution, Frame Rate -Understanding all the relevant menu settings and which controls are important under which circumstances.
Lens Controls (Iris, Shutter, ISO) - A basic overview of the buttons on the lens and camera body to get the best default picture settings.
Module 2 (11:30am - 1pm)
Lenses (Fixed, Variable, Focal Length - Understanding lenses may be the most important part of working the camera. Addressing common types, configurations and visual relationships will be the “focus”
Shot Composition (Framing, Thirds) - Working with different shots and when to use them. How to use the frame and working with perspective and depth.
Module 3 (2pm - 3pm)
Studio Demo - Taking all the skills learned so far, into a fun interactive demo. Examining different environments and how to take advantage of a real world shoot. Some focus on SetUp and going handheld.
Module 4 (3pm - 4pm)
Audio Setup (on camera, external) - Working with different mics and checking levels in the camera and with outboard gear.
Module 5 (4pm - ?)
Practice Shoot - Go out and show us what you can do.
Module 6 (10am - 11:30am)
Shoot Review - Examine the footage and make critiques and review in effort to improve on different shots. Discussion of what worked and what didn’t.
Module 7 (11:30am - 1pm)
Interview Set Up, 3 point Lighting, Framing and Design - Examining the role of the producer and camera operator of a field news shoot. How to stage an interview as well as working with field lights in a location environment.
Module 8 (2pm - 3pm)
Video for FX, Green Screen, background plates - Shooting original footage to be used in visual FX projects demands some extra considerations and techniques involving lighting, framing and establishing source material for the effects edit.
Module 9 (3pm - 4pm)
Day 2 Practice Shoot - An opportunity to shoot some additional footage with additional skills and a more advanced techniques.
Module 10 (4pm - 5pm)
Post Production, Transfer and Transcode - Working with the editor as a camera operator, and transitioning between the role of DP and assistant editor. Working with different file formats and organizing and storing your content.