Videography for Beginners – DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras


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Videography for Beginners – DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

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Course description

Learn DSLR videography in Sydney.

DSLR cameras have revolutionised video giving the amateur the ability to create professional imagery at a low cost with minimal equipment and crew. With a growing market for video promotion and sharing on social platforms videography has become a sought after and lucrative skill.

Perhaps you’ve picked up your camera and wondered why you have the kit but aren’t seeing the visual results that you expected? Perhaps you need some hands on experience with a real instructor to move past those YouTube tutorials? This course provides you with the skills to master your camera for video and audio, we provide hands on teaching from an industry professional in the basics of shooting, lighting & audio recording in a compact 6 weeknight course.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to:

  • Develop their skills filming promotional and corporate video
  • Shoot a low-budget indie film using DSLR’s
  • Capture a wedding
  • Film travel videos
  • Set-up a YouTube channel
  • Create beautiful imagery of your family and friends
Course content
  • Evolution of the video function in DSLR and mirrorless cameras to where it is today
  • Hands on experience setting up and using professional video equipment
  • Tips from tutor for choosing the right camera type and and lenses for your specific needs
  • Recommended camera practices/settings, including frame rates (realistic and slow motion), resolutions, shutter speed, ISO, aperture, white balance, lens choices (primes vs zooms) as well as picture profiles.
  • Lighting – You will experience the difference between soft and hard light sources as well as the basics of 3 point lighting using LED light panels
  • The basics of lighting and shooting a product
  • The basics of lighting, shooting and recording audio for interviews as well as interviews held on the street using hand held microphones (vox pops)
  • Introduction to in-camera timelapse recording
  • Camera movement and camera coverage – learn different methods of moving the camera, such as using a tripod and going handheld. Apply these skills to covering a scene, choosing the best type of shots to convey meaning and tell a story
  • Audio – an introduction to recording audio for your DSLR. You will be taken through recording into the camera as well as external audio recorders. In addition, different types of microphones will be explored from wireless lapel mics to shotgun mics

By the end of this course you will have learned how to:

  • Set-up your DSLR or mirrorless camera to optimise for video recording
  • Understand the basics of lighting a subject
  • Understand the basics of audio recording both in camera and through seperate audio recorders
  • Understand when and how to use camera movement in your videos
  • The basics of how to structure a video to ensure coverage and coherency
Equipment provided
  • Canon 7D Mkii + Zoom Lens
  • Heavy duty tripod
  • Rode Wireless Lapel Microphones
  • Rode Shotgun Microphone
  • Rode NTG-2 Microphone
  • Boom Pole & Blimp
  • 3x Bi-colour light panels and stands
  • Zoom H5 Recorder
Please bring to class

This will vary depending on whether the class is a practical one or not.

  • Your DLSR or mirrorless camera + tripod
  • 16Gb Class 10 SD Card or higher
  • External hard drive to store footage
  • A laptop and card reader would be advantageous but not necessary

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.
Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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Course testimonials:

  • Stewart said: Clear and simple teaching style. Leo was a great teacher that was very interested in us getting the most out of the course.

  • Paige said: This course has a good mix of theoretical and practical learning, which keeps things interesting. Leo is a patient tutor and is highly skilled at translating complex concepts into simple chunks of information that a beginner can understand. I wish the course went for longer or there was a level 2!

  • Adrian said: I learnt photography class before but I finding that if you want to make videos, you have to take this course so you can understand how the same camera settings can apply differently in the context of film making.

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