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Digital Video Camera Techniques | Training Course

Master the technical and creative skills needed to get the best from your video camera.
Test these skills shooting a professional interview with a video expert during the course.


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London Bridge £379 + VAT

Digital Video Camera Techniques | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Equipment you might need
  • Manual camera settings
  • Composition and framing
  • Lighting techniques
  • Getting quality sound
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 184 reviews


• The basic technical theory about video definition, frame rates and bit-rates

• Advice on what equipment you might need to purchase

• Building a pre-shoot checklist

Using the manual camera settings

• Manually setting your camera's exposure

• F-stops and aperture settings

• Depths of field and when to use it

• Shutter speed and its effects

• Camera gain and how to avoid it

• Balancing shutter speed, aperture and available light

• Exposing a difficult subject

Shot composition and framing a subject

• Correct shot composition for an interview

• Best use of available space and backgrounds

• Wide, medium and close-ups

• Examples of good/bad framing

Simple camera moves

• The importance of a good tripod

• Pans, tilts and zooms

• How to use moves effectively

• Holding a shot

Lighting techniques

• Three-point lighting

• Using a simple key-light

• Using a reflector as a fill

• Ensuring correct colour balance

• Using natural lighting

Working with sound

• Different types of microphone and which ones you need

• Positioning your mic correctly

• Getting good sound levels in your camera

• Reducing ambient noise

Shooting an interview

• Framing basics

• Basic interview techniques

• The concept of The Line

• Looking or not looking at the camera

• Shooting reverses, noddies, 2-shots and pieces to camera

• How to shoot for easier editing

Questions and answers

Please bring a camera with you to the course

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"This course was very helpful - covered all the basics but in suitable depth. I now understand they hows & whys"
Modo Energy
29th September - Digital Video Camera Techniques

Latest Reviews

"Great teacher - very knowledgable and great experience. Very good group size and great atmosphere."
  • 9th June

"Great location, great lunch, great trainer, warm welcome, excellent course. All in all, very impressed."
  • 9th June

"Overall great course as usual! Nicole was clearly very knowledgable and the course was really engaging. I learnt lots and came away much more confident. We were each given one to one attention throughout. As always staff were all really friendly!"
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