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Shooting Video with a DSLR | Training Course

For those that have mastered photography but are struggling to create videos with a DSLR.
Learn everything from camera settings to editing with professional video experts.


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Shooting Video with a DSLR | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Master manual camera settings for video
  • Perfect shot composition and framing
  • Learn effective lighting techniques
  • Capture high-quality audio
  • Acquire essential video editing skills
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.9 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 153 reviews

Day One


• 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

• Setting up video mode and video settings

• Setting up your cameras picture style

• Getting correct shot exposure

• Balancing aperture and ISO for best results

• Setting the shutter speed for video

• Setting a custom white-balance

Shot composition and framing a subject

• Correct shot composition for an interview

• Best use of available space and backgrounds

• Wide, medium and close-ups

Lighting techniques

• Three-point lighting

• Using a simple key-light

• Using a reflector as a fill

• 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

• Off-camera and to-camera interviews

• How to shoot for easier editing

Questions & answers

Day Two


• The video editing workflow with Premiere Pro

• Understanding projects, sequences and clips.

Importing and organising your footage

• Copying files from your memory cards

• Importing single and multiple files and folders

• Using bins and renaming clips

Basic Editing Skills

• Creating a new sequence using the DSLR sequence presets

• Previewing your clips in the Source Panel

• Playback and marking shortcuts

• Three-point and drag-and-drop editing

Editing in the Timeline

• Rearranging and re-timing clips in the timeline

• Copying and pasting clips

Working with audio

• Mixing audio and changing volume over time

• Cleaning bad audio with the Equalizer

Text and Titles with the Graphics Panel

• Adding text and shapes to create a basic Lower Third

• Working with logos and layers in the edit panel

• Saving your designs as templates to save time

Colour Correction

• Fixing common problems with the footage

• Adding creative colour treatments

Resizing images and video

• Basic Motion Controls

• Working with logos and photographs

Exporting your project

• Making life simple with Presets

• Web exports for YouTube, Facebook and more

• Exporting for PC and MAC playback

Questions & answers

Please bring a camera with you to the course

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"A fantastic course. Nicole was thorough - knowledgeable and patient! I've learnt more in this two days that I ever could have through Youtube! I'll definitely be back!"
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"Really thorough and insightful and helpful - great trainer!"
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  • 15th May

"Really knowledgeable and approachable. I made a list of some questions and our tutor was able to answer everything for me and tailored to my specific needs. A clean and smooth running environment. Overall a great experience and I learned a lot."
Robert Dyas
  • 22nd March

"The course was well organised by an experienced professional which was great. Nicole was engaging, informative, clear and extremely knowledgeable. It was an active course and I enjoyed taking part, as well as refreshing my prior knowledge, plus new tips and advise on how to use premiere pro."
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