Training Courses

Shooting Video with a DSLR

  11 reviews

Two Day Course


The course is designed for photographers (wedding photographers, photojournalists, event photographers or enthusiastic amateurs) who have their existing photography skills but who are inexperienced in using the HD-DSLR mode.

By the end of the two day course you will have created your own professional high definition video project. This is an introductory level course so you need no previous experience of camera techniques or video production to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £545 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    The Camera
    • Why use a DSLR for video?
    • Problems and limitations and how to overcome them
    • Basic camera settings
    • Understanding exposure
    • Using the aperture and thinking about depth of field
    • Choosing a lens
    • White balance and picture styles
    • The most useful camera accessories
    • Monitoring your shots and problems to look out for
    • Sound: internal versus external recording
    • Lighting - do you need it?

    The Shoot
    • Planning your shots
    • Stablising your camera
    • Configuring and placing your mic
    • Setting sound levels and problems to look out for
    • Setting a sync marker using a clapper board
    • Checking for aliasing and more
    • Using lights and reflectors
    • The wrap up - things to consider for the edit
  • Day Two

    Editing for DSLR Video (HDSLR)
    • Capturing and converting footage for DSLR cameras
    • Renaming and importing your footage
    • Syncing your sound and video
    • Organising your clips
    • Correct settings for your sequence
    • Navigating clips in your editor
    • Basic three point editing
    • Setting audio levels and mixing sound
    • Colour correcting your video
    • Adding graphics and titles
    • Re-timing and Transforming clips
    • Exporting your project

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed10888
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"I loved the overall approach to the course, really well structured and a lovely location! The information I was given before arriving was really useful too. Thank you very much!"

"Friendly and welcoming staff - i was feeling ill at one point and staff were very accommodating!"

"Course was very good and interesting, trainer was extremely knowledgeable, just needs a slightly quicker pace. "

"everything, it was great !"

"Making us welcome. Managing varied levels in the course."

"Tailoring the information to the level of the student. I was a total beginner."

"Good relaxed atmosphere. Small class size was great"