Videography Level 2 (Intermediate) - DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

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Learn DSLR videography in Sydney.

This course is project based, the aim is for students to move through the pre-production, shoot and post production stages in order to gain experience working from conception to final product. Students design a storyboard and plan their shoot day. Students then bring their footage into a professional grade editing program and cut it into a 45 second video with accompanying colour grade, music and sound design. Students are encouraged to use their creativity to produce a video that they feel meets the brief but also works towards the style, mood and message they are trying to achieve.

The aim for this course is not just to capture standard promotional material but also add some realism and personal flair to what they capture, a crossover of cinematic and video production styles. This course builds upon the technical knowledge established in the beginners course in order to move students towards a more complete and professional approach in the execution of projects. If you’re looking to up your skills and move one step closer to becoming a pro then this course is for you.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to:

  • Build on their basic technical knowledge of DSLR’s, lighting and sound recording
  • Work on developing their style and aesthetic
  • Learn more about the professional world of video production from start to finish
  • It is encouraged that students complete Videography Level 1 or an equivalent short course before enrolling
Course content

Lesson 1 – Theory Part 1

  • Getting on the same page – students and tutor meet to discuss key objectives and focus points for the course ahead
  • Recap of suggested camera settings regarding manual exposure and white balance – some prior knowledge is expected.
  • Identifying common styles of modern video production and how to approach each. e.g. event hype reel, short-form advertisement, drama scene, multi-cam etc.
  • Discussion around advanced pieces of equipment: follow focus, cinema lenses, sdi, xlr, gimbals, external monitor-recorders, rigging up a dslr.
  • Project briefing

Lesson 2 – Theory Part 2

  • Developing a shot list and storyboard. Students draw and describe each shot in their plan for the feature project.
  • Planning a shoot day: charging batteries, preparing SD cards, reading maps ahead of time, reading a call sheet.
  • Shooting during the day, night, sunrise/sunset – settings and approach.
  • Working with log footage vs “baked in” looks
  • Approach to shooting timelapses
  • Frame analysis – lighting , camera and composition breakdown from example material, 180 Degree rule
  • Data Wrangling, Invoicing, Gear Rental

Lesson 3 – Shoot Day

  • Shoot day: Students will meet a city location and will work in direct consultation with their tutors to achieve to film what has been planned out in their storyboards.
  • Students will be tasked with capturing a mixture of cityscape and people related imagery with variations of movement and subject matter.
  • 15-20 high quality well thought out shots to be edited and refined in post production.
  • The group will aim to spend time at three different city locations to enhance the variety of footage captured.

Lesson 4 – Edit Day

  • Data wrangling, scratch folders, project files & sequence settings.
  • Introduction to the interface, shortcuts and editing techniques.
  • Structuring an assembly edit. Adding adjustment layers, basic colour grades, titling, transitions, working with layers, basic audio mixing.
  • Structuring, assembling and refining your edit.

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

  • Learn how to plan & write a storyboard
  • Learn creative and compositional techniques to tell a story
  • Learn how to capture b-roll effectively to ensure coverage of a scene or location
  • Learn how to analyse a frame including what lighting, focal lengths used
  • Understand the basics of movement in video, when and when not to use different types of dynamic movement
  • Learn the fundamentals of file management
  • Understand the basics of importing, cutting, editing your footage
  • Learn how to apply basic effects including colour changes and
  • Learn the basics of audio mixing
  • Learn how to export their footage for multiple media channels
  • Develop their skills passed the beginners and understand the requirements of working in the professional world
  • By the end of the course students will have learned the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro and have a final piece to contribute to their showreels or portfolio.
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
Student Work

Here some examples of the work our students have produced in class!

Please bring to class

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

  • Your DLSR or mirrorless camera + lens (bring to every class)
  • Minimum 16gb Class 10 SD Card or higher
  • For lesson 3: any extra pieces of personal equipment that will help achieve your storyboarded shots etc. tripod, gimbal, extra lenses. Optional.
  • Editing lesson will require an external HD with a USB 3.0 or USB-C connection

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.


Videography Level 2 (Intermediate) - DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras

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