Upcoming Dates

  • 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.


DAY 1:

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.

Lunch Break

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.


DAY 2:

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.

Lunch Break

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.