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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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Digital Video Camera Techniques | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Equipment you might need
  • Manual camera settings
  • Composition and framing
  • Lighting techniques
  • Getting quality sound
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free helpdesk support for 28 days
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How good is the course?

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



Introduction
• 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

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"All round great experience for me. Despite the challenges presented by COVID restrictions, I thought the course was very well put together and presented. The hospitality didn't feel like it was compromised in any way either."
Tarkan Algin
14th April - Digital Video Camera Techniques

Latest Reviews



"Thorough explanations with real life examples. Clearly and simply communicated complex concepts and techniques"
Midwich
  • 4th March


"Explaining complex things in laymans terms"
Rocket
  • 20th January


"Nice relaxed environment, good structure on the day - not too much sitting down but a good balance of activities. Learnt lots thank you!"
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